Budget tight? Out of time? Tell the truth. You just don’t want to walk into a retail store between now and after Christmas.
That’s okay we’ve got you covered. Check out our round-up of the best DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids. These out of the closet and off-the-hobby-store-rack costumes that are sure to impress, not stress for your little ghoul.
What I love about this one is that it’s not completely literal! This little girl isn’t hauling around ten pounds of tentacles or melting in makeup.
You could easily pull this off by making a quick tulle skirt of mostly purple with some stripes of black to represent the tentacles (the photo shows actual tentacles, but the effect would be similar with just tulle and probably faster, cheaper, and lighter). There are literally a thousand tutorials on how to make these but in essence, it’s very similar to how we made this tulle wreath (measure a length of elastic for the “belt” and lightly knot to size, use a piece of tulle that measures as high as your child’s waist and then double that measurement – if her waist is 20″ from the ground then your pieces need to be 40 inches, fold the length of your tulle pieces in half, loop and pull through around the elastic, repeat until you have a skirt, adjust your knot to fit).
Black and Purple Tulle (at least 20 yards), Elastic, Trident, Shell Necklace, Tiara (make one from glitter cardstock and a headband), Black leotard, and tights
I love, love, love this creation from Design Mom. She gives a very complete tutorial if you want to pull this one off. But, you could probably wing it. To make this DIY Halloween costume you’ll need a nice square 18″ box (or cut a bigger one down to size), a box cutter, packing tape, a can of black spray paint, double-sided tape, and cardstock in the traditional red, green, yellow, blue, pink, and white.