Do you have your Halloween costumes yet? It seems to me like there are two types of people when it comes to this. There are the ones who made (or ordered) their costumes weeks ago and they were all set by October 1st. And then there are the ones who are still scrambling. And October 31st is less than a week away. Me? I’m a blend of the two. When it comes to Baby Walter’s costume, my daughter picked something out and I ordered it well before he was even born! But I do remember being up into the wee hours of Halloween day a few times, sewing and gluing my heart out to finish my little one’s (or my own!!!) costume.
DIY Frankenstein Halloween from Mommy’s Bundle
Easy & Adorable DIY Scarecrow Costume from Where the Smiles Have Been
DIY Sophie the Giraffe Baby Halloween Costume from Shrimp Salad Circus
Easy No-Sew Butterfly Family Costume from Craftily My Love
DIY No-Sew Mr Potato Head Costumes for Kids & Adults from Arts & Crackers
Homemade Lego Costume from Crystal & Co.
DIY Stranger Things Halloween Costume for Couples from Shrimp Salad Circus
Easy Princess Leia Costume from Buggy and Buddy
DIY Tardis Costume from Dr. Who from Slap Dash Mom
How to Make a Despicable Me Minion Costume from JDaniel4’s Mom
DIY Wild Style and Emmet Costumes from Sippy Cup Mom
Poop Emoji from 5 Minutes for Mom
How to Make an Easy Unicorn Costume for Kids from 5 Minutes for Mom
No-Sew DIY Bird Halloween from Fantastic Fun & Learning
Olaf Costume from Crystal & Co.
Rainbow Dash Costume with DIY Wings from The Inspired Home
Skein of Yarn Halloween Costume from Dukes and Duchesses
Stick Figure Costume from Moneywise Moms
The Good Dinosaur from April Go Lightly
Wednesday Adams Costume Tutorial from Slap Dash Mom
These are two of our favourite no sew options from when my daughter was little. The pictures are a bit grainy but I think you can get the idea. For the popcorn box, we painted an appropriate sized box while and cut the arm and neck holes in it. The red stripes were duct tape and the popcorn symbol was made from a simple piece of poster board. To add that final touch, we glued real popcorn (plain, no butter) to the top of the box and onto a plain baseball cap. Use white glue and let it dry well between layers of popcorn. Do not use a hot glue gun – even the cool ones made the popcorn sort of shrivel up and disintegrate. I’ve also seen people use pieces of Styrofoam or scrunched up tissue paper to simulate the popcorn instead of the real stuff. My daughter won first place at the town Halloween costume contest for this one!
For the Dorothy costume, we started by scouring secondhand clothing stores for an appropriate dress. It doesn’t really match what Dorothy wore, but being a bit old-fashioned, it got the idea across. We made her a wig from black yarn but you could certainly just buy one and put it into pigtails. She wore red sneakers (we wanted her to be comfy!) that we covered in red glitter. The final touch was adding a basket for her to carry with one of her stuffed toy dogs in there to represent Toto. Another hit!