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!
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