October 18, 2010

THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF~ NO TRICKS, ALL TREATS!


Are you looking for an original, fun, and easy costume idea for your child?  Don't want to sew, use complicated patterns, or break the bank?  I'm excited to share with you this collection of easy-to-make, KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF costumes -- all can be put together in less than a day, and some even upcycle common household items!

UP, UP AND AWAY ~ HOT AIR BALLOON COSTUME


I posted this costume (from my friend Maureen) last year.  It's still one of my all-time favorites!  She's also made a "Mouse in a Mousetrap" costume, a "Genie On a Flying Carpet" costume, and a "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" all of which I hope to feature in the future. 

For the Hot Air Balloon Costume tutorial, visit HERE


COTTON CANDY -- HOW SWEET IT IS!

Homemade Cotton Candy Costume

Donna in Rochester, NY is responsible for this sweet little creation.  Can you believe it cost less than $12?  That's less than a bag of real cotton candy at most carnivals! Find the full tutorial HERE.  

TEES FOR TWO:  THING #1 & THING #2


Shelley of How Does She came up with these adorable Thing #1 and Thing #2 costumes (pictured at the top of this post) for her twins.  The "wigs" were created by hot-gluing a blue feather-boa to a beanie hat.  The striped leggings were women's socks that Shelley found at Walmart.  To make them into leg-warmers she simply cut off the feet!  Brilliant!  She purchased the shirts on ebay.  They're still available here:  THING #1/#2 ONESIES.  You can also purchase iron-ons to make your own!  

GNOME SWEET GNOME


Michelle of Polka Dots and Pizza saw a pattern for a gnome costume in the store, but knew that she could come up with something even better on her own!  The tutorial is in the works!

What are my rapscallions going to be this year?  My youngest daughter has been certain, since around April that she wanted to be Harry Potter.  My older daughter and I have been having fun creating her "Punk Skunk" costume.  



What are your Halloween costume plans for this year?



photo courtesy of Missy @ How Does She

8 comments:

  1. These are so adorable! Furthermore they are so original, not your typical halloween costumes - Thank you for sharing them!!

    Thanks for stoping by Organized Chaos! I always appreciate it! Just added you to my blog list, so I don't miss a post!

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  2. How cute! I can not believe all the talent people have. I enjoyed seeing the creativity. The little knome was perfect!

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  3. lovely costumes :) Thanks for stopping by. In Malta Halloween just started to be celebrated in a few areas not yet an in thing. So no preps for us- although I did carve a pumpkin just for the fun of it and as some crafty thing to do with my toddler

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  4. Just adorable! My daughter is debating whether to go trick or treating or stay home and hand out candy, so we're still unsure whether she'll need a costume. I have a feeling she'll decide to go at the last minute and I'll be scrambling to come up with something for her. If that happens, I may be sending out an SOS from my blog buddies for ideas!

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  5. Aw those "thing" ones are so cute! I love how creative the other ones are too.

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  6. We don't celebrate Halloweeen but the Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes are absolutely too cute! LOL

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  7. Those are CRAZY adorable!!!! Thing 1 and two are the best versions of that I've seen! Love these! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. OMG, they are all sooo cute! But 3 y.o. grandson has his heart set on being piederman (Spiderman) this year. He's all about Spiderman. Everything - cups, shirts, toys, games - even when we draw together, it's "Gramma, will you draw Piederman?"
    Guess it could be something worse. ;)

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