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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Posted by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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by Cynthia Dermody

Got a sweat suit? Then no need to make a mad dash for the drug store at 10 minutes before 5 p.m. on Halloween. With a few quick touches, Woodenvelt explains how you can turn your child's favorite comfy clothes into a great costume.

For example,

  • Brown becomes a monkey with the addition of a tail and some ears. Use an old nylon or a brown sock for a tail. Stuff it with some cotton and pin it to the back of the pants. Caps make great headpeices for young children.

Find a brown cap or dye a white cap brown. Add some google eyes, maybe some felt ears on the side and draw on a monkey face. The exact same strategy can be used to turn brown into a bear or a puppy dog.

Red doesn't have to just be a devil, but that is an easy, classic and cute option. Red could also be a lady bug. Mix a red over sized top with black bottoms, cut out black felt circles to glue on for spots. You can add a headband with bobbling antennae but that's just icing. You can use this same method for a Bumble Bee, just use yellow instead of red and black stripes instead of black spots.

Black is a classic. Black cat just needs a tail and ears which can be purchased for less than 5 bucks.

Looking to outfit your baby for spook night? Check out these great costume ideas.

Photo by aidensmomma508

 

by on Sep. 24, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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blue_lagoon
by Member on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM
6 moms liked this

 I am always looking for awesome costumes. 

I think I will be this......

She's a ceiling fan.

 

candycrush
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM

 That is so fun!

Quoting blue_lagoon:

 I am always looking for awesome costumes. 

I think I will be this......

She's a ceiling fan.

 

 

DNewman
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Great ideas! 

happy halloween

DNewman
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

OMG! Love this! lol!

Quoting candycrush:

 That is so fun!

Quoting blue_lagoon:

 I am always looking for awesome costumes. 

I think I will be this......

She's a ceiling fan.

 

 


johnny4ever
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Cute!

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Good ideas

goddess99
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Cute!

matt_sara_mom
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I love the idea of the monkey. This year I am making M&Ms with just some craft felt, hot glue,, and black sweaters.

timon95
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:46 AM

great ideas, tfs

jen113000
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 11:22 AM
My mom made a bunch of my costumes when I was smaller. I was a California raisin lol. My sister was a bag of jelly beans.
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