When I was little my mom always made our Halloween costumes. She made dinoaurs, little bo peep, clowns and so much more. Now as a mom myself I feel almost compelled to do the same. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of being a mom. Working my magic with needle and thread to create whatever my little ones can dream up. The costumes I made for my 7 year old and 4 year old this year have barely come off since I finished them a week ago. Love it.
But, you don’t get to see those ones today. Not yet. I’ll show you those later this week.
For now, you get to walk down memory lane with me. I’m going to show you costumes from years past. And hopefully spark some ideas in your minds to help you in your own costume making, because, you can win prizes for your handmade costumes! I am helping judge the Handmade Halloween Costume Contest that is going on now. Go ahead and link up any and all handmade costumes and maybe you will win!!!
Now, on with the show. Here are some of our costumes from years past.
Lego Ninjago Costume. Made easily with a red sweat suit and heat and bond on gold fabric:
And a little football player holding his football. Again, heat and bond is used to create the football onto a brown onesie. Football player is in a jersey, helmet bought at Walmart and eye makeup. These ones were easy:
Here we have a puppy, a wizard and a knight. To be fair, I only made the knight costume. The others were from my mom’s stash. In fact, the dog is Sandy from the movie Annie. My brother wore it like 30 years ago when I was dressed as Annie. Isn’t the wizard one amazing? And the knight turned out pretty cool too.
One of my favorite years. Three little dinosaurs. I just got hooded sweatshirts and sweat pants and then sewed a round tummy on each boy, spikes down the back and tail. They wore these costumes until they were completely ragged. Yes, I was the mom in Costco with three little dinosaurs in February.
Three superheroes-Batman and his sidekick baby Robin along with Superman. Just used sweat shirts (notice a pattern here) and sewed the logos of the superheros on with felt. Then add a cape (and for batman a hood) and a couple of belts and you are good to go.
Larry Boy and Bob the Tomato. If you do not know who Larry Boy is, do me a favor, look him up. Go ahead and google him. When my 4 year old told me that was what he wanted to be that year I wasn’t sure I could pull it off. I did and I have been proud of myself ever since.
One last one. Jack in the box. His name is Jack. Get it?
Oh the fun of Halloween. What are you making this year?
Here’s a little sneak peek of what I have in store for you. 2 jungle animals, 1 monster and 1 Greek God. You ready to see those? Watch for them this week.