EEEK! Halloween Costumes, Already?

Well, it seems that almost September is the time for stores, magazines, webpages and everyone else to get into the Halloween frame of mind. I guess if you’re going to make your own, you might want some planning time. I understand. I’m a planner. Parenting online has 29 cute and easy costumes. The owl is my favorite.

Snowball Costume
All you need is: an over-size pale-blue sweatshirt, string, batting, an extra-large sewing needle, white felt, seam binding, Styrofoam balls in assorted sizes, elastic, Velcro, fabric glue, a large safety pin

Talk about the perfect storm! Your little Jack (or Jacqueline) Frost will leave family and friends spellbound. And, as with the rest of our costumes, all the supplies can be easily found at any big arts and crafts store.

Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

All you need is:
a child-size clear umbrella, black sticky felt (like Preto), 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.

Freekin’ Cute Frankenstein

You’ll need

  • 1 yard green felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Silver-painted spools
  • A scrap red felt
  • Faux fur
  • Black sweatpants
  • Gray T-shirt
  • Dark sports jacket

Hat: Cut a piece of green felt long enough to wrap around your child’s head and 12 to 16 inches wide. Fold in half lengthwise so the hat is 6 to 8 inches tall; glue sides together to form a cylinder. Cut two more pieces of green felt about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long to create the neckpiece. Glue one strip to each side of the hat on the inside; glue silver spools in the middle of each piece for neck bolts (you’ll tuck the ends inside his shirt or jacket). Cut a “scar” out of red felt, and glue to the hat. Place faux fur across the top, and glue in place around edges. Trim to desired style.

Body: Dress child in sweatpants, and cut jagged edges at the bottom. Top with T-shirt and jacket.

What A Hoot Owl

What You’ll need

  • Oversize brown sweatshirt
  • Fabric glue
  • 1/2 yard brown ribbon
  • 1 yard light-brown felt
  • Brown marabou boa
  • 1 yard dark-brown felt
  • 2 oversize yellow buttons
  • 2 black buttons
  • 2 copper scouring pads
  • Black rubber glove
  • Cotton balls

Body: Follow the instructions for the devil costume, using a brown sweatshirt. Cut zigzag strips of light-brown felt. Glue them to the sweatshirt starting at the bottom, slightly overlapping as you move up. Glue marabou around the neck.

Wings: Cut dark-brown felt into 2 teardrops. Glue the largest, round part to the shoulders of sweatshirt. (Bigger kids require bigger wings; simply layer two teardrops for each side.) Cut wrist-bands off the sleeves and glue to the inside of each wing.

Hat: Cut two small triangles, about 3 inches high and 3 inches wide, from one sleeve. Fold in half. Take the other sleeve and cut 8 inches down from the shoulder. Glue raw edges of the widest end under. Tuck in the opposite end to form a horizontal seam. Glue triangles inside the fold to create ears, then glue across the seam to close. Glue black buttons to center of yellow buttons, then glue to the center of each scouring pad; glue marabou around the back edge of each pad, and glue eyes to the front of the hat. Cut a finger off the glove, and stuff with cotton balls. Glue between eyes to create a beak.

To see all 29 looks, click HERE



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2 responses to “EEEK! Halloween Costumes, Already?

  1. Halloween Kids Costumes range from animals and Fairy Tale to the all grown up kid. Kids Arts Crafts

  2. Pingback: Fairy Pictures » Post Topic » Fairy Pictures | How do you make Wings (angel wings) for costumes?

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