Entry #2937, October 27, 2013
Halloween season is here and creating fun homemade Halloween kids’ costume ideas make this time of year great! It seems that if you don’t get into the big box office store to buy your kids costumes now, then there will be nothing left by the time the first week of October arrives. But why rush to the store to buy a cheaply made costume that hundreds of other kids will also be wearing come Hallows Eve? Here are some really fun and inexpensive ways to dress your child for Halloween – you can rest assured your child will be the only ghoul in these one-of-a-kind costumes!
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Homemade Halloween Kids’s Costumes
Old Married Couple:
couple? This is the easiest costume! The boy simply wears a pair of black slacks with a collared dress shirt, slick back his hair with some gel, put on a pair of black suspenders, carry a cane, and wear black-rimmed glasses – voila! You have a nicely dressed gentleman. His leading lady will simply wear a pretty cotton dress (think mad men style) and a proper ponytail tied high on her head. What could be easier?
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This costume will be too cute to ruin with a stick! To create a cute piñata costume for your child, simply get an old pair of pants and shirt that you no longer want to use. Then just cut strips of tissue paper about 3 inches wide and long enough to cover the width of the clothing. Then slice vertically along the edge about halfway up each strip. Glue these strips with a hot glue gun onto the old clothing, overlapping each one slightly over the other. It’s best to use typical piñata colors such as red, yellow, orange and green, and glue them on to form stripes (see photo).
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E.T. Phone Home
Here is an oldie but a goodie! Dress your child up like the young Elliott from ET (The Extra Terrestrial movie from Stephen Spielberg). Remember when he rode his bike with ET hiding in the front basket? Well, this scene is easy to recreate by simply having your child wear a red hoodie sweatshirt and prop a stuffed animal into the basket of their bike – just cover the animal up inside a blanket with only its head popping out, the same way ET did in the film. Maybe you could even find a stuffed ET somewhere online!
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