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DIY Knott's Spooky Farm Poodle Skirts

Melanie Walsh

Knott's Anniversary Ambassador
Blogger. Crafter. Over-punctuator.  My name is Melanie Walsh, and I’m thrilled to be a Knott's Anniversary Ambassador.  When I’m not hunting down boysenberry treats, I am exploring all of the family fun Orange County has to offer on my blog, Clementine County.  There you’ll find travel, crafts, recipes, and fun!

Season Passholders, do you track your visits to Knott’s Berry Farm on the app?  I love seeing the number go up and up! Each visit to Knott’s is unique and exciting, largely because we have the chance to be part of the fun. During summer’s Ghost Town Alive, we got into character by dressing up as residents of Calico. With Halloween’s Knott's Spooky Farm now in season, we knew costumes that would allow us to be part of the fun were in order.

A family favorite is “The Monsters are Coming” performed on the Camp Snoopy Theater.  Charlie Brown and his pals are dressed in their own Halloween costumes at a blast to the past Halloween party, complete with a spooky radio show on the airwaves.  My three girls were smitten with the poodle skirt-clad lead of the show, so we made our very own Knott’s Berry Farm-inspired poodle skirts.

When there’s Snoopy on your poodle skirt, you can call it a Beagle Skirt!


Make Your Own DIY Poodle Skirt

Making the skirts required two steps: making the skirt and the felt applique. The skirts were made using Simplicity’s 3836 patterns to sew the circle skirts for each of my three girls.  There are some easy no-sew tutorials online if you’d rather skip the sewing, and get to riding HangTime a little faster.


I knew my girls wanted to feature PEANUTS characters in costume on their skirts, so we researched online.  In the end, they decided on vampire Snoopy, mummy Snoopy and Woodstock, and Lucy as a witch. I cut the designs out of felt and hand-sewed them.  

Once the skirts were completed, the appliques were sewn onto the skirt along with ric-rac to add a little more fun to the skirts.  


 

Completing their 50’s inspired look was easy with white polos from the uniform section.  We also nabbed some inexpensive white tennis shoes. A black permanent marker or acrylic paint can easily transform tennis shoes into saddle shoes in a snap!  

Dressed in their DIY Poodle Skirts featuring PEANUTS characters, they were ready for time hanging out on the boardwalk, drinking milkshakes and planning out which rides they’d go on next.

Dressing up in costumes is only part of the fun of Knott’s Spooky Farm!  Geared for kids 3-11, the festive activities are included in your general admission ticket.  Upon entry, children will receive complimentary bags to trick-or-treat around Calico. Don’t miss the candy station by Silver Bullet.  You’ll also find some fun photo ops there!

Looking for more Knott's Spooky Farm fun?

A Trip to Camp Spooky-  All aboard as the Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy features themed characters and decor fills the tracks on A Trip To Camp Spooky.

Creepy Critters of Calico- Skeleton horses, tombstone loving tortoises, and more creepy crawlers have taken Livery Stable.  Back for another year are the rats with their own miniature recreation of Calico.

The Great Pumpkin Patch- Head to the Great Pumpkin Patch for crafts, shopping, and photo ops.  You can color your own pictures, purchase pumpkins to decorate and snap festive photos with the giant pumpkin decor in Calico Park outside the Calico Saloon.

Halloween Shows- You won’t believe your eyes at the Calico Saloon magician show! Little goblins will also love story time at the Bird Cage Theatre and musical performances by "scarolers" as the Creepy Crooners take the Fireman’s BBQ stage.

Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny- The Timber Mountain features some creepy characters this Halloween season.  Expect extra spooky effects, characters, and music during your ride down the mountain.

Costume Contest- Whether your children are wearing DIY Poodle Skirts featuring their favorite PEANUTS Gang character or something downright spooky, you’ll want to take them to Camp Snoopy Theater for a costume contest as part of the fun.

Get in on the fun of Knott's Spooky Farm, weekends and Halloween day now through October 31st.  Enjoy the entire season of fun with Season Passes for the whole family!

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Melanie Walsh

Knott's Anniversary Ambassador
Blogger. Crafter. Over-punctuator.  My name is Melanie Walsh, and I’m thrilled to be a Knott's Anniversary Ambassador.  When I’m not hunting down boysenberry treats, I am exploring all of the family fun Orange County has to offer on my blog, Clementine County.  There you’ll find travel, crafts, recipes, and fun!

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