Archive for the ‘DIY Halloween Costumes’ tag
October 10th, 2014 at 12:53 pm
By Kim Ross
My mom always made costumes for my sister and I for Halloween. On the night before Halloween she would quickly craft two costumes out of almost anything! Thank goodness nowadays we have things like blogs and Pinterest to fuel our imaginations! Here are some fun costumes I found while scouring the web for girls costumes.
Plus, you can make practically anything into a costume when you make a tutu. I saw a ghost with a white t-shirt, princesses, pumpkin queens, clowns, superheroes and more!
What fun ideas have you made?
October 10th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Holidays can be so expensive! Halloween surely tests the limits of the monthly budget. We have been wracking our brains trying to think of ways to save money and still have a great halloween costume. Kim wrote about how her mom used to make her costumes, and that is one way. But sometimes the cost of crafting supplies is more than the cost of a store bought costume.
How about this idea: make a halloween costume out of something that your little girl can wear straight through the season!
Luckily animal prints are hot this season. Garanimals has embraced this trend in a big way. Pair this outfit with an inexpensive leopard ear headband, or better yet, one of those adorable hats with ears that are everywhere this year. Throw a little face paint on and you have a great costume on the 31st as well as a new outfit to wear the rest of the season.
Stay tuned for the boys version next week.
October 5th, 2012 at 8:15 am
By Kim Ross
I recently read a survey that said 82% of moms make their children’s Halloween costume. So, lets add that to the mom guilt list. Why? Maybe because my mom made elaborate costumes for me each and every Halloween. Check out the picture of myself and my sister when we were younger. Yes, that is me wearing Halloween FANGO, a new take on BINGO, while my sister was the Queen of Hearts.
Here is my confession…..I haven’t made a Halloween costume for my kids yet.
Every year the process of picking a costume starts in September. It goes a little like this…..
Me: What would you boys want to be for Halloween?
Boys: Something with guns, swords, blood, masks…..
Me: All of those things are not allowed at your school, so we have to find something without those things.
Boys: I don’t know what I want to be. You decide.
Then the costume ideas fall on me. I feel like every idea is met with a no, until I reach that perfect one. This year my oldest is going to be an Army Man (without weapons). We are still working on an idea for the youngest.
It may be a homemade year for him, although I may need to enlist my mom’s help as she is much better at costume ideas than myself. I will definitely need to peruse my Halloween Pinterest board where there are lots of cute ideas – Spaghetti and Meatballs, a Lego piece, a washing machine, and more. Plus, while you are on Pinterest, make sure to check out Garanimals Halloween board for some other really cute ideas or visit my Halloween Party ideas from last year.
What are your children being for Halloween? Maybe you can give me a good idea!
Kim Ross also writes at A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.
October 28th, 2011 at 5:00 am
I’m all about dressing up for Halloween. All. About. It.
Problem is… once I have the boys’ costumes figured out, by the time it gets to me… it’s the last thing I feel like thinking about. I put all my energy into making the boys look good, that when it comes to me – I need something easy that I can just “toss” on.
For me? DIY (do-it-yourself) is the way to go. I love being able to have items on-hand, in my house and in my closet that I can use for a costume, rather than actually going out and buying one.
It’s easy to do, I promise… !
And the best part is for busy moms, there is no sewing, no gluing and no fastening needed!
So what are some of my go-to favorite DIY costumes choices?
And if you don’t have some of these items around your house, improvise! It’s all about being creative and enjoying the spirit of Halloween!
Audrey McClelland can also be found at MomGenerations.com, Lifetime Beauty/Style, Momversation.com, GettingGorgeousEvents.com and GiftGuideGirls.com She is also the co-author of The Digital Mom Handbook.