Make Your Own Halloween Costume That Your Child Will Love

by Emma W.R. on September 13, 2013

Before you know it, our sizzling summer days fade into crisp fall nights. October is creeping around the corner and so is Halloween. Tasty treats, pumpkins and you stitching this year’s costume. Beat the other soccer moms and score your child the biggest bag of candy. Stay away from the crowds and cost of store bought costumes. Boring! C’mon moms! It’s simple. With a little creativity and things around the house, you can be the hippest mom on the block. Let’s get crafty!

DIY Halloween Costume

A simple box can be transformed into a birthday present or a Rubik’s cube. Some pajamas and felt can transform your super kid into a caped crusader. For that not so sweet daughter, make a skeleton fairy princess complete with bones. How about dirty socks and cut out laundry basket? Try balloons for a bag of jelly beans. Spend some quality time with your little one and come up with something silly and fun.

Don’t forget to snap a picture of your child with all of the empty candy wrappers and a sugar hangover. Send Happy Halloween cards to family and friends to show you are the coolest mom ever!

Happy Halloween Cards

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Mina October 31, 2016 at 2:33 pm

I wish I was talented at sewing and costume design because it’s way more cheaper, and you can probably make a nicer costume and customize it better than what you find in stores.


Chris October 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Halloween costumes that you make yourself are a great way to hide that you are on a budget. You can make a cool looking costume for a fraction of the price of the Halloween stores. It’s important to mention that you can keep some of the elements of the costume for future years.


Amy October 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm

As much as I miss summer, Halloween is a great holiday to look forward to. It can be celebrated by all.


april November 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

I think the Rubik cube was a big hit this year. I saw at least three to four kids sporting it.


Mena September 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I’ve always been a fan of homemade Halloween costumes! The store bought ones are usually pretty crummy quality and very expensive. For about 1/3 the cost I’ve always been able to put together some awesome costumes myself. One year a few friends and I went as Tetris blocks, remember Tetris?! We made them out of boxes, much like that Rubix cube.


Melanie September 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

If you have the time and skill why not make your child a Halloween costume?? If you have the time but not the skill then try asking grandma for some help!


Hilary J. September 16, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I opened a box while cleaning my attic the other day. Found so many hand made Halloween costumes I made for my kids. Each costume brought back memoris that I will always cherish.
Good times!


Danielle Pickler September 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

My mom always used to make my halloween costumes! She made everything from a bunny to a 50’s poodle skirt to Princess Jasmine from Disney. I loved how my mom made the costumes for me as a child. It was so special to have a costume that was unique & different made by my mom!


Smokey September 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

Its only early September and I’ve already purchased my kids Halloween costumes! I admit, I fall for the hype! Halloween is just as big as Christmas in my house… I’m just not crafty enough to come up with any home made costumes although I do love the idea.


Anne Z September 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

When my sisters and I were young my mother made all of our costumes. All of our friends had store bought ones and one year we complained to our mother that we too wanted store bought costumes. We obviously didn’t appreciate the time, creativity and effort mom put into making those beautiful costumes. Guess we just wanted to fit in with everyone else.


MaryAnn T September 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Making your own costume is fun. Capturing the results on film is even better. I went as a box of BOLD detergent one year. Does anyone remember BOLD?


Shannon September 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

I just showed my 4-year-old the photo of the five kids above and she’s all over the Rubik’s Cube idea. She doesn’t even know what a Rubik’s Cube is but she loves the bright colors and squares. She said “I can help you paint, Mommy!” so I think we’re set on a Halloween costume for this year!


Norma September 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

How do people think of such clever ideas! Now a days you can buy any costume so I guess you don’t think about making your own like when we were kids. My kids are all grown so now I just admire talent because my sons would think it strange if I gave them a homemade costume


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