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post #21 of 39
Great idea for a thread! I'll probably attempt to make my own costumes this year.
post #22 of 39
My DD wants to be an Owl, yes an owl. I'm thinking of making a Moth costume for my 1 y.o. DD and a Frog costume for my 2 y.o. DS.
post #23 of 39
So, dd has been baby Elvis, a parrot, and a dalmation (we bought white hat, sweatshirt, gloves, and pants, then added black felt spots and a white felt tail we pinned on). Verrry cute and pretty easy. She still wears it for dress up). She just told me she wants to be a dolphin this year... so I have to figure that one out! Any ideas?

I think I'll do ds in bunting with a fish tail attached (he'll be only a few weeks old) and I can be a fisher-woman, so it'll be themed.
post #24 of 39
My older DS (4) wants to be a bat, which is pretty easy. I found this costume online that looks simple enough for me to do...here's hoping!
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and...&craftid=10275

Now I'm on the hunt for something for DS#2. He'll be 13 months at Halloween. I figure something easy, mainly involving sweatpants/shirt or some kind of jumper thing. But I'm not sure what. Anyone have any cute baby costume ideas?
post #25 of 39
A dog is a really easy one to do for a baby. Buy a hooded sweatshirt, sew on felt ears, and felt spots. You can decide to make a separate tail, or for a barely walking or not walking baby, no one is likely to notice.

Likewise, an orange sweatshirt can be easily turned into a pumpkin with black felt or marker, or red sweatshirt and green hat for strawberry.
post #26 of 39
My four year old son wants to be Captain Hook. The costumes available online look so cheap, so I guess I'm making it. Yikes! I suppose I should try to make a Peter Pan costume for my 2 year old if I have time. Otherwise he can be the dragon his brother was last year!

Any ideas for Hook or Peter Pan?
post #27 of 39
Last year he just wanted to be a ghost-- super simple. This year he wants to be a saber tooth tiger or a prehistoric ground sloth!!! I found a tiger pattern, but I'm having trouble imagining the saber teeth. Any suggestions? He's 4, btw.
post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by lizabird View Post
Oh, good, I want some good costume ideas. i don't know if ds even cares about a costume, but it would be fun to make him something he will enjoy dressing up with later. I have thought of a skunk, spider, ladybug, butterfly, parrot, or dragon... obviously there's an animal theme here I plan to keep it pretty simple, whatever we choose. If anyone has some totally non-commercial links for cool costume ideas, that would be fun to see. I was just doing an internet search but there are soo many commercial sites filled with pop-up windows, it's really annoying.

Try www.familyfun.com Do a search on Halloween costumes. They have a lot of great ideas with directions for costumes - some simple, some not so simple!

ETA - I am making this dragon for my 3 year old.
post #29 of 39
About the orca/blue whale:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...e/DSC01979.jpg

Older ds made this whale shark for a homework project. I wonder if you could do similar one, but fits over the kid like this:

http://www.celebrateexpress.com/cele...956&SKU=252739
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
Any ideas for Hook or Peter Pan?
For hook look pirate stuff. Pirates are big this year so there should be lots out there. Here's a site with jackets http://www.tobeapirate.com/store/dPr...FSCTWAodt090wg it's probably more than you want to spend on a one day thing but you could look for pirate patterns. Then just add the hook.



For Peter you will need a pair of green tights, an over sized green t-shirt, a belt, a feather and felt to make a hat.

Cut the neck band off the t-shirt and make a small slit in the front of the neck opening, then cut the hem off and cut triangles out so that it has points.

For the hat you need two triangles with one short side one medium side and one very long side. Sew the triangles together along the short and medium side. Fold up the brim and add a feather. (I wish I could just draw it here to show you.)
post #31 of 39
This year I'm knitting an elven cloak. I figure I'll add tights and an elvish top.

Last year he was my sunshine.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSCF0036.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSCF0047.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSCF0039.jpg

ETA fixed the links so you see DS not the pirate jacket page
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by eepster View Post
For hook look pirate stuff. Pirates are big this year so there should be lots out there. Here's a site with jackets http://www.tobeapirate.com/store/dPr...FSCTWAodt090wg it's probably more than you want to spend on a one day thing but you could look for pirate patterns. Then just add the hook.



For Peter you will need a pair of green tights, an over sized green t-shirt, a belt, a feather and felt to make a hat.

Cut the neck band off the t-shirt and make a small slit in the front of the neck opening, then cut the hem off and cut triangles out so that it has points.

For the hat you need two triangles with one short side one medium side and one very long side. Sew the triangles together along the short and medium side. Fold up the brim and add a feather. (I wish I could just draw it here to show you.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
post #33 of 39
This year I'm dressing DD up as a princess and DS is going to be the frog prince. We have a big side by side double stroller (the kind that goes behind a bike) that I'm going to decorate as a carriage with posterboard or cardboard on the sides and canopy curtains on the front.

I have an old white satiny dress that I'm adjusting for DD. I'm adding sheer shimmery lavender sleeves and a layer of the same fabric over the bottom of the dress. I may add some sequins to it if I have time.

For DS I'm going to find or dye a green sleeper and add felt stuffed hands and feet. I'm going to make a green felt or fleece hood with the eyes and a gold stuffed crown.

I need to get started if we're going to make it for halloween though
post #34 of 39
my three yr old wants to be a ninja so I am hoping that won'tbe to hard and I don't know what the older one wants, he keep schanging his mind. Maybe we will go to the store and pick out patterns. I am getting excited reading this thread. I loved the little sunshine costume!!!!
post #35 of 39

I'm so glad I found this thread!

I plan on attempting to make ds' costume this year. I threw together his costume last year and got a TON of compliments-the only thing we purchased was the curly ribbon for his hair.

DS loves elephants, so I am trying to think of how to make an elephant head piece, or going a little easier and making him his 2nd favorite animal- a lion. Both with the appropriate romper/pants & shirt combo.

My question to all the creative mamas out there-any idea on how I can make an elephant headpiece where the ears stand up for a child who won't wear anything "bandy" (like a headband)?? Do I make a stuffable column stuffed tight with filler and some kind of wire? I'm at such a loss.

Anyone have any ideas and/or web sites I can look at? TIA!
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by AEZMama View Post

My question to all the creative mamas out there-any idea on how I can make an elephant headpiece where the ears stand up for a child who won't wear anything "bandy" (like a headband)?? Do I make a stuffable column stuffed tight with filler and some kind of wire? I'm at such a loss.

Anyone have any ideas and/or web sites I can look at? TIA!
If I was making an elephant, I would buy a gray hooded sweatsuit and make the ears/trunk hook to the hood. My kid won't wear bandy things either!

We actually ended up buying Danny's lion costume from Old Navy. I couldn't find a gold/brown sweatsuit ANYWHERE!!! And if I bought the fabric, and the notions and the pattern, I would have spent way over $16 (which is how much costumes are at Old Navy), so I decided to give myself a break and just buy it.

But I made Julian's angel costume! I haven't made the tunic part yet, but I made the wings and halo. For the halo, I used a white headband, and hooked two pieces of wire (from a coat hanger) and glued white fluff to it. For the wings I used two coat hangers and duct taped them together (after I shaped them) and then tied white netty material around them.

Julian
Another one, I tried to get a close up of the back, but he wouldn't cooperate!
And here's Danny too.
post #37 of 39
I have no idea what to make (I imagine that making will be cheaper than buying something and definately more fun) for me or DP, but I think DS might be a ghost. What a fun thread.
post #38 of 39
Last year my gal was a butterfly and her first Halloween she was a devil.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/re-re/1...7602124271388/

This year she wants to be a broccoli.
I started another thread about it before I saw this one.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=756649
post #39 of 39
This Pumpkin Costume has be intrigued (for my 2.5yrold dd) http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...extfmt=default
I am a little intimidated to work with crepe paper and wondering how practical the skirt would be riding in the car to our destination...I guess since it attaches with velcro I could put it on her when we arrive.
Also, does it look like the "ribbon" is made of crepe paper, too?
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