If you are like me, when Halloween comes around each year you start scrambling to find a costume. I’m always trying to think of something we can DIY because lets be honest, those store bought ones are expensive and poorly made! Plus, my mom always made our costumes and I think that is part of the fun. . . . except for the time she made me dress like a hobo. This “girly” girl did NOT like that one. It’s kind of a family joke now.
So, last year I came up with the idea of an American Girl Doll costume for my daughter and an IPad for my son. They both enjoy those things and anything you can make using a box you have lying around the house is a winner in my book! I had no idea what a hit these costumes would be!! Well, I knew my kids would love them, but we would go up to a house to trick-or-treat and they would say things like, “we’ve been waiting for the girl in the American Girl costume to get here . . .everyone’s been telling us about it.” Needless to say my children got WAY more candy than they needed because for some reason when people think your costume is cute they give you fist fulls of candy!
So all that being said I thought I’d put up a few pictures in case there is anyone like me, wracking their brain to come up with a unique, inexpensive Halloween costumes. Here are a few that are fun, and not creepy. Hope it helps.
American Girl Doll: Box painted red; holes cut for face and arms; I put foam at the top of box for her head to rest on; the white edges are white duct tape (I found mine at Home Depot) and the stars were painting on using a star stencil and her name & 8+ letters were stickers from Target
IPad Costume: Box painted white with all sides cut out except at the top to create a “suspender” to sit on shoulder; then paint black square for the “screen”; print off pics of all your kids fav apps and glue on; I sprayed a sealer (from home depot) over the top because it was raining on Halloween and I didn’t want it to smear; then print off apple logo and glue to the back; I drew the round button and the bottom free hand.