hat? It’s October already? Wait, October is almost over?! Why wasn’t I informed? If you’re anything like me and have lost all sense of time, you’re probably scrambling to put together a Halloween get up for all the festivities. If you’re like me (competitive but ultra cheap), you won’t settle for department store costumes and risk having your little one look like the 200 other kids dressed as Elsa or a generic ninja asking for candy.
Lucky for you I’m an expert in the minimal-effort-do-not-want-to-spend-a-fortune Costume Department and have compiled this list of 8 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas for all you crammers.
Dressing up as Tiffany Ray is just as easy and is probably the best way to recycle her old flower girl dress. Pair it with a black jacket, boots, and a blonde wig and let your two creepos walk hand in hand. Aww. Cutest couple award.
You could buy cheap matching dresses from your local department store for this. If you can’t find light blue ones, settle for white and buy fabric dye from the bookstore and follow manufacturer’s (easy) instructions. If you’re totally hardcore and wouldn’t mind a bit of sewing, download simple dress patterns online and sew away.
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Scour thrift shops or your own closet for a trench coat, gloves, and a rucksack. Fill the rucksack with plastic bags for bulk and have your child wear the bag and button trench coat around his/her head so that the head is pretty much at stomach level. Fill up with more bags all the way down to the arms, and stuff bits of plastic into the gloves and attach it to the coat sleeves with safety pins. Form arms to make it look like the head is resting on the hands. To keep it in place, you can “hang” arms on your child’s neck with nylon string or just pin gloves to area close to neck. Be prepared for paparazzi shots for the duration of your event.
What is your child wearing for Halloween? Share them in the Comments Section below!