People of all ages celebrate and look forward to Halloween every year. But when it comes down to it, the holiday is really all about the kids. The opportunity to spend an evening getting free candy and eating too many Halloween treats is one of the greatest annual childhood joys. But before they can get all that delicious candy, they need to settle on the perfect costume. There are so many options for kids to choose from when it comes to dressing up for Halloween that it's hard to know where to begin. Once your kid has settled on a general costume idea, it's time to think about whether or not their costume requires face makeup or masks, and whether it needs to be store bought or if it's something that you and your children can make together. These moments spent together bonding and being creative will be memories that will last a lifetime! Here are some ideas for DIY costumes!
Here Comes the Sun Costume
All you need is: an over-size yellow sweatshirt, orange and yellow felt, elastic, rickrack, pipe cleaners, fabric glue, a large safety pin
She’s the sunshine of your life, so show the world! A basic sweatshirt is the start of this cheery costume. The smiling face of the sun is made from felt. A plain long-sleeve tee and yellow kneesocks or tights finish it off!
Raining Cats and Dogs Costume
All you need is: a child-size clear umbrella, black sticky felt, black poster board, fabric pencil, gray thread, a needle
Drips are for kids! This clever idea is sure to be a hit in your neighborhood. Pair the decorated umbrella with the raincoat and rain boots your child already owns and she’ll be set to have a blast in any weather.
Fluffly Blue Cloud Costume
All you need is: an over-size pale-blue sweatshirt, white felt, batting, string, a large needle, small toy airplane or helicopter (make sure it’s age-appropriate), fabric glue
This is a heaven-sent get-up for a boy or a girl. You may already have the starting pieces for this costume—a sweatshirt, coordinating sweatpants and a long-sleeve plain tee. The fluffy effect of the cloud is surprisingly easy to achieve with batting.
Lightning Bolt Costume
All you need is: an over-size black shirt, silver lame, heavy cardstock, batting, black felt, fabric glue, black gloves
For the wild child whose energy seems to be heaven-sent, what better choice than a bright bolt? He’ll be sure to electrify the entire neighborhood!
Mr. Twister Costume
All you need is: a hula hoop, 2 large adult-sized dark-gray T-shirts, fabric glue, 10 yd black tulle, a stapler, twigs, dark-gray gloves
Your little one will have fun in this twister costume when he storms out of the house, ready for candy and trick-or-treating fun on Halloween night.
Store-bought Halloween costumes are expensive and, oftentimes, cheaply made. Rather than break the bank on something that'll last for, oh, 30 minutes, go the homemade route. These DIY Halloween costumes for kids are easy to make and more unique, so your kid will be sure to stand out in a crowd.
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