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a Headless Bride costume

Headless Bride CostumeOld Wedding Gown with the bride's head in her bouquet.


Plastic Bottle Tiara - closeup of the tiara

How to Make a Plastic Bottle TiaraThis sparkly tiara began as a lowly 2 liter plastic bottle. Learn how to make the transformation from recycle plastic to amazing costume or playtime tiara.


Gilligan's Island Costume
with Wearable
SS Minnow Boat

Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatIf your child is a fan of the vintage TV series Gilligan's Island, why not make this fun costume with a wearable SS Minnow boat? Links to the clothing sources online and instructions for the boat follow.


Blowing Fire Costume Accessory - finished fire accessories

Making a Fire Breathing Costume AccessoryIf you or your child is dressing as a dragon, you will want to make this accessory to provide the fiery breath. This page contains the instructions and photos needed to make a fire breathing costume accessory.


little girl dresses as a firefighter

Making a Firefighter CostumeLots of kids want to dress as a firefighter for Halloween. You don't need to spend a lot on a nice costume or less on a not so nice one. This page contains thrifty tips for making a great costume with clothing items that can be worn later.


Kid to Toddler Shark Halloween Costume

Converting a Halloween Costume to a Different SizeYou can save money by altering last year's costume to fit another child. This page contains instructions for converting a Halloween costume to a different size.


A dalmation puppy costume for a baby, with a onesie, a tutu and a headband with ears.

Making a Puppy Halloween Costume for a BabyThis is a page about making a puppy Halloween costume for a baby. Need a last minute baby Halloween costume? Here is an easy way to turn a simple onsie into an adorable puppy Halloween costume.


A black cape with the colored The Flash logo in the center.

How to Make a Flash Superhero CapeMake this superhero cap for your child. It is simple to get on and off so your child can easily wear it for school events. This is a page about how to make a Flash superhero cape for halloween.


Pop Star Microphone

Making a Fake MicrophoneThis is a page about making a fake microphone. Dressing up to be a pop singer is fun. Make a microphone to complete the outfit.



Making a Turtle Costume for a Baby

Making a Turtle Costume for a BabyThis is a page about making a turtle costume. Kids often love turtles, so a turtle costume for Halloween will be really adorable for your little one.


young girl dressed as tooth fairy

Making a Tooth Fairy CostumeThis is a page about making a tooth fairy costume. A fun dress up for a costume party or Halloween fun can be as a tooth fairy.


little boy dressed as Super Grover

Making a Super Grover CostumeThis is a page about making a Super Grover costume. A favorite Sesame Street character can let your youngster have lots of fun in their Halloween costume.


Strawberry Costume

Making a Strawberry CostumeThis is a page about making a strawberry costume. Make a cute strawberry costume for your child this Halloween.


Dora the Explorer

Making a Dora CostumeThis is a page about making a Dora costume. Dressing your little girl up for Halloween as Dora the Explorer, is an easy homemade costume option.


Charlie Brown Costume

Making a Charlie Brown CostumeThis page is about making a Charlie Brown costume. This popular cartoon character can be represented with a simple costume.


Little Girl Dressed as the Mad Hatter

Halloween: Mad Hatter CostumeThis Mad Hatter costume was perfect for her personality!


Two girls in a witch and devil costumes.

Sizing Down a Costume for a ChildThis is a page about sizing down a costume for a child. Reusing costumes can save money. Sometimes it is necessary to make the costume smaller in order to use it again.


Halloween Costume: Country MouseMy grandson had to dress as a country mouse for school. They were reading the book about a country mouse and a city mouse in his Kindergarten class. Beside him is a pumpkin he decorated with paint.


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Orange Troll Ideas For Halloween?Anyone have a good idea for an orange troll for Halloween. I already received the one for a ghost and my grandson thinks it's a great idea. Now my granddaughter wants an orange troll and I haven't a clue where to start. Thanks for any ideas


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Child Size Lab Coat?I bought a clown costume for my 3 old but she wants nothing to do with it. She wants to be a doctor. I have everything but the lab coat. Where do I get a lab coat that size (3 yrs) or how can I make it? Thank you in advance.


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How To Paint a Child's Face Like Spiderman?Any suggestions out there for how to paint a child's face for Halloween?


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Trade Costumes With FriendsIf you have friends with children the same size or about the same as yours, trade Halloween costumes. This way, each costume will be "new" to each child.


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Inexpensive Owl Halloween Costume For 5 Year Old?Looking for ideas to make an inexpensive owl Halloween costume for a 5 year old friend. Thank you.


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Keeping Kids Warm in Their CostumesIf your kids go outside on Halloween it's important that they stay warm in their costumes. Just put them in matching colorful sweatshirt and sweatpants; then pair that with a good mask or hat!



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LuLu the Little Chicky Costume Ideas?My two toddlers are going as the Wonder Pets for Halloween and I need help with LuLu the little chicky. I already got great ideas for Tuck the Turtle on this website.


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Hamster Costume?Any ideas for a hamster costume for child?



Kylie as a LionKylie my adorable 2 year is just adorable in this lion outfit. And I am not lioning about that! She is surely going to be a roar at the church carnival.


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Costume Ideas for Someone Who Loves Fantasy and Computer Games?I'm at my wits end. You see my brother cant decide what costume to wear for halloween. We all have it figured out besides him and as the 31st is getting closer its giving us less time to get a costume together. Plus we're getting ready to put our house on the market on november 1st so we also don't have to much money.


Gilligan's Island Costume
with Wearable
SS Minnow Boat

Gilligan's Island Costume with Wearable SS Minnow BoatMy son wanted to be Gilligan from the TV show Gilligan's Island. I was able to find all of his costume pieces online, but he really wanted to have a Minnow too. I made him a Minnow that he could wear while he trick-or-treated. It was a huge hit and he still enjoys playing with it at home.


Pop Star Microphone

Making a Pop Star MicrophoneMy daughter wanted to be a Pop Star for Halloween. She had all of the clothes for it but wanted to have a microphone. So I decided to make one for her.


Easy Burglar Costume  - burglar and her dog

Easy Burglar CostumeMy daughter wanted to be a burglar for Halloween and we were able to put together this costume for under $10.


Plastic Bottle Tiara - closeup of the tiara

Plastic Bottle TiaraOne of my nieces wants to be a princess for Halloween, so a princess she shall be. Okay, a pennies-on-the-dollar Attosa princess. (Side note: I was named after a princess, so I think you should trust me with this craft!) I took an empty 2-liter bottle, dazzled it with glitter, and cut it to shape.


Kid to Toddler Shark Halloween Costume

Converting a Shark Halloween CostumeLast year, I made a shark jacket costume. Fast forward to this new year, I was able to revamp the shark costume to suit my toddler. She wants to be a shark for Halloween inspired by her current favorite song Baby Shark.


baby in costume

Shark Attack Baby CostumeThis is a cute costume idea for an infant. Not only does it work as a costume but as a blanket as well.


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