If you’re anything like me sometimes important things get left to the last minute. Take Halloween, for example. I know it comes every year on October 31st, but with two family birthdays in the month of October and the busy-ness of a changing season somehow Halloween always gets pushed to the week of. Hence, my need for last minute DIY costumes.
This year I brainstormed this topic with a few of my favorite moms and we came up with some gems …
I’m in love with these sweet creations and I’m guessing most families would have the necessary supplies or clothing pieces tucked away at home. If not, one stop at a craft store and an hour or two and you have Halloween costume success!
Other ideas we considered were …
- Re-purposed activity outfits – Was big sis in ballet last year? Would that costume fit little sis now? Boom – a ballerina! How about football? Or karate?
- Dad or Mom – What is your profession? Would your little one like to dress up as a construction worker, sales associate, doctor, barista, or teacher? Gather your work-ware (uniform, badge, and personal accessories like glasses or hat) and let your imagination go wild. I almost hope my daughter will want to dress up as me someday – she can sport some yoga pants and carry her doll in a baby carrier with her hair in a top bun. Who knows, maybe we’ll even smear a little spit up near her shoulder!
- Build a box into a ______– Rubix cube, iPod, or hot air balloon.
What are the most creative costumes you’ve whipped up at home?