Take advantage of autumn's beautiful, colorful leaves by using them to create a whimsical woodland fairy costume this Halloween! To make the skirt, you'll need one piece of felt, about 100 leaves (you can gather them yourself, or purchase fake ones on Amazon) and a brooch or large safety pin. Once the skirt is finished, pair it with a set of wings, a crown, and a magic wand! For detailed instructions, check out the DIY Network.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense." Add a little nonsense to your world by having your child dress up as Alice in Wonderland, one of the greatest storybook characters. If you feel like taking it a step further, construct a cardboard replica of the White Rabbit's house to be worn over Alice's iconic Tiffany blue dress. Think we're crazy? Well, all the best people are!
This sock monkey costume is particularly great for thrift store lovers. To make it, you'll need an off-white, woven knit sweater, as well as a cream colored sweater for the feet and hands. In terms of construction, use an infant pajama pattern for reference. Don't forget to throw on a red scarf to complete the adorable, sock monkey look! For more details, take a look at Kathleen Frances' post on Grosgain Fabulous.
It won't be a hard-knock life this Halloween! Your child will look absolutely adorable trick-or-treating in this Little Orphan Annie costume. Any red dress with a white ribbon belt will work. For extra fun, get Dad to dress up as Daddy Warbucks for the night!
No one does horror better than Hitchcock, so why not embody a character from one of his most acclaimed films, "The Birds"? To perfect the Melanie Daniels' look, you'll need a green suit or dress, fake dollar-store crows (preferably those with wires on their feet), white gloves and sunglasses. It's as simple as that! It only takes ten minutes to put together. Plus, it's inexpensive.
This Halloween, dress your kid as one of Spielberg's most famous duos, Elliott and E.T., the friendly alien. The best part is, making the costume totally stress-free! All you need is a tricycle (with a basket), a red hoodie and a blanket clad E.T. cutout. Amateur tricycling abilities are indeed required in order to perfect this amazing costume.
Neverland has never sounded sweeter! This precious Peter Pan costume is perfect for any child, and is guaranteed to impress. Once your child finally gets to wear it on Halloween night, they'll look so cute, you won't want them to grow up either! Disclaimer: It does require a good amount of craftsmanship. For detailed instructions, check out Merrick White's post on Merrick's Art.
This Anna Wintour costume is perfect for any budding fashionista, as well as for any parent who has to pull something together in a pinch. For the most Wintourian costume possible, keep it simple and classic. To top it off, be sure to have an edition of Vogue for your child to carry around. And most importantly, throw on some sunglasses to complete the iconic fashion editor's look.
Minions, the absurdly adorable characters from "Despicable Me," have already taken over Hollywood, and are now en route to take over Halloween this year! To make your own minion, all you really need are denim overalls, a yellow hoodie and the metal rings from mason jars to make the goggles. To recreate the G-symbol that the minions wear, use electrical tape. Be prepared to hear a lot of "Ba-na-na." Take a look at how it turned out for Jackie of Teal & Lime.
Have yourself a real-life 'Toy Story' this Halloween by dressing up your little girl as a vintage wind-up doll. The only real crafting you have to do involves cutting out and spray-painting the key. Once you've done that, it's child's play! And your daughter will love showing off her unique costume.
Take advantage of these first few Halloweens and dress up your little one while you still can! This colorful and sweet take on the traditional owl costume is as adorable as it is comfortable, so you and your child can both have a fun-filled time this year! Choose this costume for your child and it'll be a Halloween to remember.
Who'd have imagined the Mistress of All Evil could ever look this adorable! Have your sweetie channel Maleficent, the not-so-sweet villain, and it'll be a Halloween they'll never forget. This costume may look intimidating, but don't get discouraged, it's not as difficult to make as it seems. All you need to make the headpiece is felt, grocery bags, aluminum foil and two toilet paper rolls. And don't forget face paint! For a detailed how-to, check out this post on Cuckoo 4 Design.
Every year, the number of people who dress up in their favorite superhero garb is infinite. Make your little superhero stand out this Halloween by crafting her very own supergirl costume! Feel free to experiment with colors and patterns that complement your child's style and personality.
Are you slow moving when it comes to figuring out Halloween costumes? No worries! We have a simple solution for you. This snail costume, perfected by Jordan of Oh Happy Day, is relatively easy to make, and'll be sure to make your child stand out amid the sea of other Halloween looks. Here's what you'll need to create it: brown kraft paper, masking tape, a headband, styrofoam balls, ribbon and a glue gun.
Holly Golightly would absolutely approve of this oh-so-chic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' costume. Bring a little Halloween fun to Hepburn's iconic little black dress by using a black tutu to create the costume. Don't forget the string of pearls and signature shades! And for those with an excess of stuffed animals, have your daughter carry around an orange tabby cat toy to perfect the Golightly look!
'Up,' the beloved Pixar film, has been dubbed one of the most original animated films of all time. Earn yourself a similar title as this year's most original costumer by dressing up your little one as the grumpy Mr. Carl Fredricksen. Most of the costume can be put together using regular household items and accessories. The balloons, however, are key, so make sure to buy a couple in a variety of bright colors!
Keep an eye on the candy bowl! Your child will be extra sly while wearing this tricky fox costume. This project can be time consuming, so we recommend that it be attempted well in advance of the holiday. Once you see your child wearing it, it'll definitely have been worth it!
What's better than a little sunshine? How about a glowing baby on her first Halloween? And when you put the two together ... perfection! To make this precious Little Miss Sunshine costume, you'll need a yellow dress and tights, yellow party hats, ribbon (two kinds, one thick and one thin), glue, yellow felt and letters with adhesive backs. For detailed instructions refer to this tutorial on Real Simple.
Looking for a unique, fuss-free costume? Look no further. This Frida Kahlo costume is perfect for art lovers as well as those in need of a last-minute costume. Dress up your daughter in a flower headband, a bright-colored floral dress, some statement clip-on earrings and you're set!
This Little Red Riding Hood costume is so cute, you'll want to eat her up too! Throw an adorable red hooded cape over a simple dress and complete the look with a woven basket that can conveniently be used to collect candy with! This costume is timeless, but the homemade version is all the more special.
"Let the wild rumpus start!" Unleash your wild thing this Halloween by fixing them up with this cute costume inspired by Max from 'Where the Wild Things Are.' To make it, some basic sewing ability is required. Your child will be so pleased, they'll "eat you up," they love you so!
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Satisfy your child's 'Star Wars' craze this Halloween by transforming them into an Ewok, George Lucas' imagined teddy-bear like creatures. Sewing is an option, but is not necessary to create this costume. What you will need is a brown sweat suit or romper with a hood, a tan/cream/rust turtleneck, bear paw slippers or brown sneakers and a satchel. May the force be with you as you make your costumes this Halloween!
This little cutie puts Wilbur to shame! This little pink pig costume is a perfect example of a no-fuss Halloween outfit that is equal parts put-together and adorable. Once you have your blush-pink top and pants, you can craft the ears and nose using felt and paper. For a step-by-step, check out this post on Real Simple.
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