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Simple Costumes You Can Make With Household Materials
When sticking to a budget, it often means extras like Halloween costumes might be something you just don’t have the money for or you prefer to do things the frugal way than spend money on expensive extras for your child’s costume. Whatever your reason, here are some simple costumes you can make with household items your probably already have on hand!
“Grapes”: Blow up some green or purple balloons and attach them to a sweat suit of the same color. Top it off with a green stocking cap!
“A Gift”: Just get a box big enough for your child and cut out a spot for arms and head. Leave the bottom open and wrap the box with leftover holiday wrapping paper or contact paper. Attach a bow to a headband and place your child in a matching sweat suit!
“Old Lady”: Dress up your little lady in a robe, some pjs and place big curlers in her hair. Paint her face green (for the ‘mask’) and if you have them, add in some pink fuzzy slippers.
“Snow man”: Have your child wear white pants and a shirt. Paint their face white and add a white stocking cap. Color around their eyes with black (the coal eyes) and paint their nose orang for the carrot. To add some coal for buttons, if you desire, add some felt ones stuck on with fabric tape so you can take them off or sew them on if you won’t be using this shirt again.
“Tickled Pink”: Dress in pink and have your child carry a feather or wear a feather boa (this is great for toddlers and preschoolers that have a trunk of dress up clothes!).
“Fried Egg”: Wear all white and attach a felt circle (or a paper plate painted yellow!) to your child’s tummy. If you have some from year’s previous, wear horns and be a “Deviled Egg”.
“SuperMan (Clark Kent)”: Find a blue shirt and draw an “S” on the front of it. Get a pair of dress pants, black preferred, and wear a white button down over the T-Shirt. If you have them, add black rimmed glasses.
“Static Cling”: Dress your child comfortably in anything. Using safety pins, attach random articles of clothing such as rags or socks.
“Garden”: Get some fake flowers and, using a hot glue gun, attach them to a green outfit. Wear gardening boots and gloves if you have them.
“Prom Queen/king”: Let your child wear an old formal dress or suit and dress them up for the prom. Add in a tiara or crown!
“Hippie”: Get a flowey dress or a T-shirt and jeans. On the T-shirt, paint a peace sign on it. Tie a bandana or place flowers in your child’s hair. Paint flowers and peace signs on their face.
“Cowboy/Girl”: Dress your child in boots, a cowboy hat, a plaid shirt and jeans. Tie a bandana around their neck.
“The Classic Ghost”: This one is the most known costumes and is super easy. Just cut out eye holes in an old white sheet!
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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