Halloween is still a couple of months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning ahead. Ever want your child to stand out with a one-of-a-kind costume but hesitant to make your own from scratch? Don’t be. You don’t need to create some lousy robot costume made out of steel plates, aluminum foils and metallic markers. Get into the fun spirit of costume making with creative ideas that can be pulled together using things you already have in your house!
You will need the following: yellow sweatshirt and sweatpants, yellow baseball cap, orange rain boots, one yellow feather boa or a bunch of fake yellow feathers; one ping pong ball, a black marker, scissors, and hot glue gun.
To make the yellow duckling costume, take the yellow feathers (snip them off the feather boa first if that is what you are using) then use the hot glue to secure them in bunches on the sweatshirt’s sleeves and chest area. Leave it to dry for half an hour or so, just until the feathers don’t fall off the sweatshirt. Make sure you glued the feathers well! Children are playful and the last thing we want to see is the shocked/disappointed looks on the child’s face if he sees the feathers falling off his costume.
Next, get the ping pong ball and cut it into half. Color the ball using the black marker then glue it on the sides of the baseball cap. This will serve as the duckling’s eyes. Take a few more feathers and glue them on top of the cap.
You will need the following: one classic tutu in any color, four yards of 1” ribbon, one 6-foot flower garland, green wire, heavy duty scissors, hot glue gun, and fairy wings (these can be found in departments stores or even costume stores)
Cut two yards from the ribbon then loop it around the front center of tutu’s elastic band. This will serve as the halter strap of the dress. Create a belt by cutting another two yards from the ribbon. Snip off some flowers from the garland then hot glue them into place on the ribbon. Feel free to fill the ribbon with flowers or leave some space so you can tie the ribbon belt behind the child’s back.
To make the floral head wreath, cut the floral garland so you have at least a 2-foot piece. Bring the garland together so the ends slightly overlap, creating a circle. Wrap the ends together using some green wire. Tuck the ends of the wire back into the garland so they do not poke your child’s head. If you want to, you can wrap a little bit of green duct tape over the ends of the wire. let your child wear the costume, help her put the wings, then add some glitter on her dress so she can sparkle like a real garden fairy.
You will need the following: white crewneck sweatshirt and pants, long sleeved white shirt, cotton balls, black tape, black beanie, hot glue gun, and black felt.
First, cut off the arms off the sweatshirt. Glue a lot of cotton balls on the sweatshirt then leave them to dry. Next, take the white shirt and tape the wrists of the undershirt with thick black tape. Do the same to the ankles of the white pants.
To make the hat, simply cut out sheep ears from the black felt then glue them on each sides of the beanie.
These costumes are so easy to make and they are customizable too, depending on your preferences. Most of the things used can be found in your house already so creating these costumes will be a piece of cake!
Halloween will be, no doubt, different this year. However, these are wonderful ideas, and I hope all will be able to celebrate, even if it is not the way it has always been. Thanks for sharing!
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I am very curious to see if things are normal by Halloween. COVID-19 has def changed a lot. I guess we can always dress up at home still!