DIY kids Halloween costumes
October 14, 2011
If you're like me, you aren't willing (or able) to shell out the hefty amount that a pre-packaged Halloween costume costs. Not to mention, those things look 10 times cheaper than their price.
But not to worry, there are tons of great DIY costumes you can create for your kiddos this Halloween! And you still have time (I haven't started yet either, and I'm not quite in panic mode – yet...).
Here are some of my favorite costumes that would be fairly easy to put together on a budget. Some even come with tutorials.
DIY baby golfer costume
This would be easy to put together yourself if you had some plaid pants and a sweater vest. You could easily fashion some tassle shoes from felt and pick up some tights. If you wanted to purchase this, however, I wouldn't blame you because it's on sale for only $29.99 (that includes those funny little golf clubs).
DIY three little lambs costume
This costume is easily fashioned from black leotards, wool batting, knit hats and handmade ears. Cute? I think so.
DIY bumblebee costume
I love this adorable take on the bumblebee. The black and yellow lace romper is sold on Etsy.com for $19.50, but you could easily replace it with a black or yellow top or tank. The tutu can be fashioned from black and yellow organza and some elastic (knot the organza around the elastic waistband). A simple black headband with wire and pom poms would work for antennas.
Baby sock monkey
Kathleen from GrosGrainFabulous.blogspot.com made this adorable costume from a brown/creme knit sweater and an off-white sweater – both purchased at the thrift store. You may need to be a little more advanced at sewing to create this look, but it's so darn cute!
DIY bluebird costume
Something about this baby bluebird costume cracks me up. Martha Stewart gives a simple tutorial on how to make it.
DIY skunk costume
Source: Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a skunk costume from a feather boa and faux fur. I love this, and it looks pretty easy to make.
DIY hula dancers
These hawaiian cuties get skirts from mop heads, a ukelele from boxes, and accessories from gift bows. There goes that Martha Stewart again, getting all crafty.
DIY owl costume
And of course, the outfit of the year: the owl. It seems like a homemade owl is the #1 most popular outfit this Halloween because it's popping up everywhere. This is what I've been planning on doing for my daughter. This site gives you a tutorial, and you can decide how elaborate or simplistic you want to make it (I plan on adding feet and wings).