Skip to Content

Hansel Costume—The Brother’s Grimm Fairytales

Share to Your Social Media

Having lived in Germany for over a year, I had fun making this Hansel Costume from The Brother’s Grimm Tales.

Hansel in Woods

Hansel, from the Fairytale, Hansel and Gretel, was an easy Halloween costume to put together.

Hansel The Brother's Grimm Tale

I just dressed him as a traditional German boy would.

You really only need a few things.

Supply List

Lederhosen— I used authentic leather

German hat— My son has a large head so I just bought the normal size

White dress shirt

White tall socks in boys

Dress Shoes— I used a brown leather

Hansel and Gretel Fairytale book by The Brother’s Grimm

Hansel The Brothers Grimm

At first, my son was confused as to what he was wearing; after I showed him photos of German boys in traditional wear, he was happy to be dressed up as one.

It was fun showing Denali (my son) what traditional German dress was like (especially because we have some German and Swiss ancestors).

He likes to learn little German words and their meaning; he likes that Kindergarten means ‘a garden full of children’.

I told him that lederhosen means ‘leather pants’ in English.

I also read he and his sister the story, Hansel and Gretel from The Brother’s Grimm a few days before.

Hansel and Gretel Fairytale book

I told them the paraphrased (and edited/ rated G) story a few times as well. This made both he and my daughter excited to dress up as Hansel and Gretel.

Once my kids were dressed up, we went into the forest in our backyard.

I was able to get some fun photographs of them; I love fall colors and they are very beautiful this year.

Hansel Halloween Costume

As many of you know, I love to save money. I was able to put his costume together for $11.00.

I had a dress shirt, socks, & shoes. I found the Lederhosen at a garage sale a few years ago for $2.00. I bought the hat on Amazon for $9.00—easy and inexpensive!

Overall, it was so fun to have my kids dress up as Hansel and Gretel for this year’s Halloween.

What costumes did you make for your kids this Halloween?

I hope you enjoy this Hansel costume! See Gretel’s costume here.

7 Easy, Free, Legitimate and Convenient Ways to Earn Gift Cards Online

For other ‘rich living’ tips and craft projects, please subscribe, like me on Facebook, and follow me on Pinterest and Instagram.

Hansel Costume from the Brother's Grimm

Gretel’s Costume

Gretels costume

Read the paraphrased fairytale here Hansel and Gretel Costumes Grimm's Fairytales

Having Live in Germany for over a year, I had fun making this Hansel costume from Grimm’s Fairytales. It was an easy Halloween costume to put together.


PLUS, get our Free Financial Fitness Boot Camp...