Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

I love Halloween, especially now that I have kids to dress up. :) We always made our own costumes growing up, so that's what I'm going to try to do for my kids...which is easy right now because I'm picking the theme. Once they are old enough, I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull that off! :)  I'm currently making Abby and Tim's costumes for this year and can't wait to share those next week! :) Jess and I thought we'd share our previous Halloween ideas with you - if you have a glue gun and felt, you should be good to go! :)

Here are our five favorite costume ideas for kids:

Wonder Woman
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - Wonder Woman - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Abby was Wonder Woman for her first Halloween (she was 6 months old). I traced the WW emblem on yellow felt, cut it out, and attached it to the red shirt with fabric glue. I cut out 3 red felt stars for her headband and cuffs. For the headband, I just attached the star with a safety pin. I used fabric glue again to put the stars on yellow felt cuffs, and then glued the cuffs onto her shirt. I never had any issues with the glue not staying, but you could use hot glue for a stronger hold if you want! As for the tulle skirt - I used this tutorial. Now that I've made more skirts, I would recommend using a crochet headband for the waist. I originally used ribbon, and that didn't hold up very well.  So for this costume, you could easily pull it off for about $10 and finish in 1-2 hours. :) This is what I do during halftime of football games ;)



Minnie Mouse
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - Minnie Mouse - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

This was J's second Halloween and she was so adorable! Jess found a red dress with white polka dots on it (I think the top had lady bugs on it, but it was covered by the black top). For the ears, she just used black felt circles attached to alligator clips. J had her hair up in pigtails, so the ears were on the top of her head. Talk about really easy and super cute! :)



Hobbits
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - Hobbits - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Jess and Jim are Tolkien fanatics, so it was quite fitting to have their kids dress up as Hobbits last year. And with curly hair, they totally pulled it off! ;)  Jess used green felt to make their capes, and sparkly felt/silver embroidery thread for the leaf pin in the front. Now, if you know anything about Hobbits, you know they have really large, hairy feet. Jess made felt feet to attach to the kids' shoes, and added curly doll hair on the top. It was hilarious looking, but so accurate to what they would look like! They were adorable little Hobbits. :) She got the idea from this blog, and is going to do a full post on this next week!

Edit (10/20/14):  Here is Jess's post on the Hobbit costumes!



Cat in the Hat
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - Cat in the Hat - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

This was Abby's costume last year...she is a very spirited girl, so this is the best picture I have of her standing still. :)  I glued the white circle onto a black onesie, and pinned on a pre-made red bow that I found at Michael's. I made a black tulle skirt to make the outfit a little more girly. :)  As for the hat, I just used a toilet paper roll! I glued on red and white felt, attached it to a cardboard base that I painted white, and then glued that onto a black headband. We happened to have white gloves, which helped pull it all together. Abby loved this costume!



Harry Potter
DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - Harry Potter - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

Now, this isn't Tim's outfit for this year, but I thought I'd share one more simple idea for a boy. If you have a little baby, this is perfect! I used eyeliner to draw the lightening bolt on his forehead. Wrap your baby up in a blanket, and now he is The Boy Who Lived. Bonus points if your husband is dressed up as Dumbledore carrying the baby around! ;)




And because I hate secrets, here's a sneak peek of what the kids are this year...any guesses? :)

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
Abby and Tim's costumes...these pieces of felt need to be cut and glued on some shirts :)

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com
J and B' costumes...Jess found an amazing deal at a consignment shop that she couldn't pass up (so no DIY for her this year ;)!



What are your favorite Halloween costumes? I'll need suggestions for next year! ;)

DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids and Toddlers - www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

               

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22 comments:

  1. Oh, your DIY Halloween costumes ideas are so cute, easy & creative! Just pinned!

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  2. Love the DIY ideas! Found you through the linkup. Thanks for posting :)

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  3. That Harry Potter one is a hoot!

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  4. Hello! Stopping in from the link-up! Love all of the great ideas! Wonder woman's tutu is just too much! So adorable!

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  5. Adorable ideas! I love the Wonder Woman!!!
    Stopping by from Friday Favorites!!

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  6. So glad I saw this! I bought stuff to make my 5 month old This same Wonder Woman costume- helpful tips here- thanks!

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  7. These are some great ideas! I am working on my boys costumes this week!

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  8. Such great ideas! And it looks like the characters of Toy Story might be appearing this year? :)

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  9. Super cute ideas! I'm guessing Woody and Jessie this year? :)

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  10. Cute! My daughter always wants to be a princess, boring but easy.

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  11. So many great ideas! It's fun to see easy to make homemade ideas instead of just purchased costumes. Thanks for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  12. Oh my gosh those hobbit feet are HIlarious!!!! Such great ideas :)

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  13. The Harry Potter one is SO cute!! Love that idea! And there is nothing cuter than little girls dressed up as Minnie Mouse, adorable :)

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  14. Oh my gosh that Wonder Woman costume is SO cute!! Love all of your ideas! Harry Potter is definitely going to be on the short list when we start dressing up our little guy next year :)

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  15. These are all amazingly adorable!! Butttt, I would have to say that my favorite is def the Harry Potter - wayyy too cute!! :) :) And the Wonder Woman is a very close second!

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  16. These are too darn cute and creative!! I love the little hobbits and that Harry Potter! OMG. I'm going to have to steal one of these for next year.

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  17. You have some serious skills! I think baby WW is my favorite! These are all adorable!!

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  18. All of these are so cute! Love how they are all homemade too!

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  19. Absolutely adorable! Sharing! Coming to you from Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  20. I love the Wonder Woman Costume! I'm featuring it on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie www.craftyallieblog.com

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