I have two sons four years apart in age. One Halloween, I dressed the older one in a dress shirt, vest, bow tie and dress trousers with leather Sunday shoes. He was the MAN. The younger one wore a black sweatshirt and sweatpants, with a simple black woolen cap to which I had sewed stuffed black socks for "hang dog ears".
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This Halloween bib was less than a dollar and with a couple of snips, it became the front pocket on my daughter's tunic shirt. I simply cut off the top portions and sewed around the edges.
We needed a costume for my sister's baby for their Church's Fall Festival Block Party. She and her husband both enjoy football and already had jerseys, so I made the baby a football costume with about a 1/4 yard of fleece. Easy, fun and inexpensive. cost less than $3.
Don't waste money buying them at a store. Make your own. I did last year (red ones for a Dorothy costume) and they held up well.
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I am looking for cute Halloween costume ideas for my 18 month old little girl.
By Jo Jo
Giving her some "sitting room" you can attach purple balloons to her jammies and make a stem for her hat. Then she's a cluster of grapes!
I have seen this done and it's super cute and inexpensive. PBP
I need an idea for a creative and easy DIY Halloween costume for my 2 year old son. He won't wear anything on his head. He's too young to really understand characters and he needs to be able to wear it all day at daycare for a party (playing, eating, diaper changes, etc.). Help!
By Cassy Roberts from Enterprise, AL
Outfits that worked for my kids: football player (just get the jersey, you can even paste fabric numbers onto a plain teeshirt and write the name on the back. sneakers.
soldier; khaki or olive green pants with a camo top. the good thing about this one, is that you can use the pants and top any time, so it's not wasteful.
farmer. jeans, checkered shirt and a bandanna around the neck.
The cutest one I ever saw for a 2 yr old was a clear plastic bag (leg holes, head out of top). The bag was filled with small multi-colored blown up balloons. The little one can wear tights and a t-shirt or long underwear (depending on weather), any shoes. I asked "what are you?" The little boy said, "Jelly Beans!" His mother was walking with him, but if he would have fallen, he certainly wouldn't have injured himself!
The cutest costume I've seen was a little boy dressed in white with Got Milk? written across the chest.
My two boys (ages 6 & 4) want to be a policeman and a knight for Halloween. Do you have any ideas on how I can pull this off with materials around the house. I am not a great seamstress.
Policeman: dark blue button down shirt, blue pants (jeans are ok) (check goodwill for shirts) - make a badge out of cardboard with tinfoil. If you have a round button with the pin back, you can attach it to that to pin on his shirt. NOTE: you will want to put reflective tape on his costume because it will be dark and he will be hard to see.
Knight: grey sweats or tights for the pants, and a turtleneck (white or grey) with a "tunic" over it. A king-sized pillowcase might work, or just sew a rectangle of fabric and leave a hole for the neck and arms. The bottom can be plain hem or decorated and you can use acrylic paint to paint a shield/decoration on the tunic (let him decorate it?) Make a shield out of cardboard. Cover it with tin-foil if you want it shiny - otherwise just paint the "crest" on it. Sword out of cardboard with foil blade. Again -reflective tape recommended. I would not do a helmet - too much limit on visibility, and hard to make .
Good luck -hope this helps.
Check with friends to borrow a military/policeman type hat to wear with police man outfit.
for a knight helmet you can cut the bottom off of a milk jug big enough to fit over your head. Then cut out a place for the hatch with slights cut in. Use brads to reattach this to the milg jug so it can be lifted up. Then spray paint it all in black, gray, silver or maybe white. For a extra flair add a feather on top.
for a police man you can make a band out of paper that fits your sons head then add a paper bill and a tissue paper top. Try to form sqwash it down into as much of a police man hats shape as possible. then add a badge on the front. he can were a black belt with a spray painted juice box with drawn on buttons and a straw antenna for a walkie talkie he can also carry a police man bat or if you have one a german shepard stuffed animal.
To make the bottom of the armour use cardboard cut rectangles (10-12) then hot glue them together to make an armour skirt, oops are these boys never mind then.
Knight: you can get a rectangular piece of fabric for the tunic. Cut a hole for the head, and then sew the sides but leave a space on the sides for the arms.
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This is 8 month old Victoria, trick or treating at Grandma and Grandpa's house. She is a pretty pink butterfly.
Abby, 13 months is just a adorable poodle in this pink outfit. She has won many hearts over!
My adorable little Grandson Max, getting ready to celebrate his first Halloween! He is taking after his Daddy in his Army costume, he's already our little Hero.
This is a picture of my niece Paige, 2 years old at Halloween time.
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