I love baby costumes. Babies aren’t yet old enough to tell you to stop dressing them ridiculously, so you can go a little nuts (which is, of course, one of the perks of being a parent). These are all simple DIY Halloween costumes — the chicken requires a teeeeeny bit of sewing, but that’s about it. You can do it.
-Chicken Costume from Martha Stewart — adorable. There is some sewing required, but if you’re like me, you’ll skip that and try Liquid Stitch or a glue gun instead. It doesn’t have to last forever, just for one night. The rubber gloves as little chicken feet are genius. I die.
-The Old Man from “Up” photographed by Auburn Soul Photography — I know he’s been around for a few years, but he’s so stinkin’ cute, he deserves a repeat. One bonus to this costume: the kid is just wearing normal clothes — nothing fussy or itchy — so they should be comfortable all day (or night, depending on how you party animals operate.)
-No-Sew iPhone Costume from Eat Sleep Make — I’m guessing with some cutting and gluing, you could get this costume together in less than an hour. And again, since it’s just a shirt, there’s less of a chance of a cranky baby being bothered by their costume. Easy and so cute (and if you’re really a stickler, you could change up the icons and things to reflect the style of the latest iPhone on the market…)
-A Pea in a Pod by Parenting — oh, honestly. Babies are cute in anything. But this? Gah! And this looks like it would be pretty quick to make — even at the last minute.
And this is a costume I made several years ago. I’m really ridiculously proud of it and I keep trying to get someone to wear it every year even though they’ve all outgrown it.
The middle is a Home Depot moving box (the medium size), with a diaper box in front and back. Mater’s “nose” is as upside down oatmeal box and his hook is the cardboard tube in the middle of a wrapping paper roll, with a hanging planter hook on the end. I painted them all rust brown, with a few sprays of black here and there. If I had to do it again, I’d replace the paper plate wheels with round cardboard instead to make it a little sturdier.
I just painted on the face and the front, and I cut a pair of overalls to fasten inside, so the kids could wear the costume. I won’t lie — it was unwieldy, but it was a huge hit. Sometimes you must sacrifice for fashion. Or really good Halloween costumes.
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