We recently had an amazingly fun project to create FIVE ✋ easy DIY costumes with Oeuf NYC, a beautiful brand of children’s clothes. Inspired by my mom making our costumes when we were kids! We created a garden gnome, butterfly, vintage clown, skunk and snail! Check out the video below on HOW I created the easy DIY costumes! Thank you Oeuf for trusting my ideas, Megan from Made by Megan, for helping me with the poms and in addition, thank you Chasing Windmill kids for the striped thermals that really bring them together. Visit us on FACEBOOK or instagram and tell us your favorite easy DIY costume.
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TIPS FOR DIY Costumes
- Use costumes you have already. I dig out the Halloween box of costumes and we try to put together a costume from there. I don’t like buying new and if we do, we buy from the thrift store. A philosophy for our regular clothes as well.
- Use items from their/your closet. Be inspired by items, colours, that they/you already have in your closet! I bet there are a few gems. You’ll be helping the environment and saving money.
- Make it. Costumes usually only have to last one day! Use what you have around the house. I used paper for the snail costume! It probably won’t hold up until next year but we’ll recycle the paper when we are done with it.
- Above all, HAVE FUN! This is suppose to be a fun holiday. Do it with your kids, be creative and come up with some great costumes. In addition, I bet you’ll make some great memories too.
What was your favorite costume when you were a kid?
I can remember being all sorts of things – a witch, a 50’s girl with a poodle skirt, a bride. However, my absolute favorite costume was a mermaid when I was 6 years old. It works for dressing up at school with those sea shells for a top, however in our Canadian winters we need a little more for the trick or treating portion of the day! The trick to costumes is for them to be both school/indoor friendly as well as trick or treating in -20 temperatures friendly! What are your kids dressing up as for Halloween this year?
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