Halloween is coming... Do you have your kids costumes?
I like to ask my kids what they would like to be first, then I go on to think how we can put it together without going to the store and spending $20-30 on a COSTUME for 1 day!! It is my pet peeve that I find these thin little, no shape, style, or creative costumes, that look worse than just buying pajamas and they are so expensive!!! Do you know what I am talking about?
Places I like to go to find my costumes are:
The thrift store - for either pieces of it, or you can find a costume that someone else spent $20-30 on and get it for $5!
Garage Sales - I always see costumes for $1 at garage sales in the summer, and I pick them up.
Dollar Store - I like to pick up the accessories here, like make-up, hat, guns...
Friend's Houses - borrowing couldn't be better! Free, and you can swap if you have something they could use too!
Here are my kids last years Halloween costumes:
(bad lighting because it was dark, and cold outside, so I had terrible lighting and indoor shots only.)
This little stinker was an adorable skunk! (bought on an online garage sale for $5 -t shirt and tights she already had)
My little lady (bug) - this was borrowed from my sister in law, and she used her own dance jumper, and tights.
My sweet bride - my sister owned this gorgeous white dress, and I bought the flowers and head band at a garage sale $1
What a handsome bandit! I used his church dress shirt, his jeans, and he got the hat from my brother, and his bandana was free. I bought him guns from the dollar store, but he couldn't find them when I was taking his picture.
Here are a few costumes I found online that I thought were easy to throw together, easy to make, or just so dang cute!
This cat costume is so easy to do! In fact I was one. All black, a tail and ears! Easy enough!!
Haha, an Oompa Loopma!! This is so cute, and weird!!
This is so cool, and easy to make. A fun lego man. Cardboard boxes people! They are wonderful!
This is so fun!! I don't know how you would sit in it, but very creative and cheap!
This costume is from recyclable materials! So CUTE! I suppose you could sit on a skate board to shuffle around!
This is what I am talking about finding at the thrift store (shirt, hat, gloves). You could find all these things to create a mime.
Aww, Some really big hat boxes, and you've got a cake!!! You could probably make one from bristol board too. Again, how do you sit? But what a creative idea!
I love this one!! Mario! Very simple, easy, and fun. Again, hop over to your thrift store.
My cousin was "Where's Waldo" a few years ago, and I thought it was such a great idea!!
This gnome, is SO creative. You can do it!! Look closely at how easy it would be!!!
Do you already have your kids costumes? Or yours?!!
If I am brave enough, I may share some of my past costumes with you (we'll see. I may need some convincing!)
I would love to see some of your ideas!! I'll link up a halloween costume party just before Halloween, so you can send me some of your fun ideas! Even if they are past years!