Beast Pattern | DIY Beauty and the Beast Halloween Costume
Several years ago, I decided to make my kids into Beauty and the Beast and came up with this fun DIY Beast costume! We love Halloween around here, and you’ll find that we have many different patterns and tutorials HERE.
We also have some excellent costume sewing patterns for Halloween Sewing. Our favorite is the Ultimate Costume Creator. It is a base that you can use for hundreds of costumes. But today….we’re sewing the Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Check out this DIY Beast Costume Tutorial and PDF Sewing Pattern to Make Your Little Man Into a Little Beast!
I’ve provided a free tutorial for the Beast coat or jacket costume. I’ll also show you how I made the hat and mittens using some Peek-a-Boo Patterns.
Also, just as a reminder, we also have the free tutorial for Diy Belle HERE. The Belle Costume – also inspired by Beauty and the Beast – shows you how to make Belle’s yellow dress from the Ball. To make the costume, I used satin and sway fabric. The tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the costume, and you can make sure to have a Beauty to go with your Beast.
Homemade DIY Beast Pattern and Instructions
Alright, now that Belle’s out of the way, let’s focus on the Beast costume from Beauty and the Beast. Watch out; the Beast has a bit of a temper…at least at our house 🙂
Beast Coat or Jacket Materials and Pattern
Ready to make your own little Beast to go along with Beauty?! Beast’s costume has a lot of elements, so we’ll take it one step at a time… The coat is the most involved element, so we’ll start there.
The Beast pattern is free when you Subscribe to our Newsletter or Join our Facebook Group. The Coupon Code is found in the New Subscriber E-mail and the first post in our Facebook Group. Download and print your free pattern here. I used 1/2″ seam allowances
The costumes blue blazer has fun gold trim around the collar, edge, and cuffs. It also has a classic shawl collar, and cute as can be coat tails 🙂
I started with the Little Gentleman Suit Jacket and then just started trimming away 🙂 Take out the back seam allowance since you will be cutting on the fold and omitting the rear vent. I shortened up the side seams so they’d end right at the waist and then added tails in the back and an angled front. The Beast’s jacket doesn’t overlap in front (it’s just open), so I trimmed the front down too, and added a curve to the neckline. Hopefully, that will give you a good starting point.
DIY Beast Costumes Instructions
Beast Costume Step 1: For the sleeve trim, I cut a strip of yellow, folded the edges under, and topstitched about 2″ up from the sleeve hem.
Beast Costume Step 2: Sew the front and back of the jacket together at the shoulder seams with the right sides together (RST).
Beast Costume Step 3: With RST, sew the sleeves into the arm openings.
Beast Costume Step 4: With RST, sew up the costume sleeve inseam and side seam in one continuous seam.
Beast Costume Step 5: With RST, sew the two costume collar pieces together along the outer curved edge.
Beast Costume Step 6: Turn the collar right side out and topstitch along the outside edge.
Beast Costume Step 7:
Baste the costume collar to the neckline (it will extend down the front edges). If you’d like trim, baste it in place around the remaining outside edge. Ensure it overlaps with the collar and the raw edges curve off the edge.
Beast Costume Step 8: With RST, sew the facing pieces together at the shoulder seams and side seams (sorry, no photo).
Beast Costume Step 9: With RST, sew the facing to the jacket along the outside edge. Clip the corners and along the costume neckline.
Beast Costume Step 10: Flip the facing inside the costume jacket and topstitch around the entire outside edge. And that’s it! Not too bad, right? 🙂
The Beast also wears a yellow vest, but I didn’t find that too essential to the costume and left it out. If you’d like to sew one, the Little Gentleman Vest would work well. It includes pants too if you need those to finish up the costume 🙂
Sewing the Cravate (Neck Ruffle) for the Beast
The other defining feature of his costume is the cravate. The lovely “neck ruffle,” as I call it 🙂 I spent about 2 minutes on this, so it’s a straightforward costume addition. I cut a long rectangle from white knit and a super skinny one for the tie.
Lay the tie on top of the bigger rectangle.
Then wrap the rectangle around the tie and bunch it up around the middle. I made a few pleats and secured them with a needle and thread and then added a blue button. Super easy! He wears a collared shirt with his costume, so I tie it on, but you could do velcro instead if that works better for you.
Instructions for Sewing the Beast Furry Head
For the little furry Beast head, I used the Snow Day Hat and Mittens Pattern with the ear flap option. I added the ears/horns before sewing the two halves of the hat together. If you need help with the ears, the Big, Bad, Wolf tutorial from last year might be helpful 🙂
I added the “ponytail” before attaching the top of the hat to the hat band. The Beast hat is lined in brown fleece along the ear flap to keep it snuggly warm and itch-free. The outside is faux fur.
Beast’s Mittens & Tail
To finish up the furry portion of the costume, I made some little mittens. I didn’t even bother with thumbs since they’re so thick. They are also lined in fleece to keep them from being itchy, and I slipped in some little fingernails made from felt before sewing the front and back of the fur layers together. Once I had a fleece mitten and fur mitten, I just slid the two together with the wrong sides together; I added a little casing at the wrist for the elastic and topstitched the bottom edges closed.
The costume slippers are just basic slippers but made of fur and with little toenails. I think they might be my favorite part 🙂 If you’ve never made slippers and need help with the basic process, the Duck Slippers might be a good starting point.
The costume tail is just a simple tube with a bit of fluff. I topstitched the end shut and sewed it into an elastic loop to slip over his waist.
What Pants I Used for the Beast
The Beast pants are black, so you might already have some, or you could grab a pair at the store. Will needed new church duds anyway, so I sewed up some Classic Chinos for him in black corduroy.
I snuck in a little fleece lining for extra warmth. And I couldn’t resist including the little welt pockets on the bum 🙂
What Other Costume Tutorials and Patterns do You Have?
A Ton! We have a bunch of patterns and tutorials for different disney princess costumes (Belle, Cinderella, Elsa, and more). We also have lots of boy costumes and a couple patterns great for hundreds of costumes - the Ultimate Costume Creator and the Practical Princess costume.
There you have the DIY Beast Costume…. make sure you make a Beauty to go along with your Beast....if you're really creative I'd like to see you make a Chip costume or even a Cogsworth Gaston costume too, but we don't have a tutorial for that. Making a homemade costume is a lot of fun. I hope you enjoyed this blog post! Before you leave, make sure to join our Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram. Happy Costume Sewing!