DIY Costumes for Kids | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

DIY Costumes for Kids

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You can fashion a costume from garments and objects you may have lying around the house.

Want cool kid costumes without the sticker shock of the catalogs? Fashion a look from garments and objects you may have lying around the house instead. Use this list to think beyond the white-sheet-ghost and get creative with your kids to create a trick-or-treat fashion statement that will get the neighbors talking.

Superhero

Solid-colored bath towel or throw blanket for cape

Solid-colored tight-fitting T-shirt

Solid-colored fitted pants

Boots

Superhero symbol drawn on cardstock with a Sharpie

Safety pins

Lego

Cardboard box

Six rinsed-out yogurt cups

Duct tape

Spraypaint

Teddy bear

Brown sweat pants, inside out

Face paint

Fairy Princess

Favorite dress

Crown cut from felt or fashioned from poster board and markers

Glitter-glue on a pair of soon-to-be outgrown dress shoes

Magic wand fashioned from a dowel rod or wooden kitchen spoon

Knight in Shining Armor

Shield fashioned from cardboard, foil and a black sharpie

PVC-pipe sword

Grey sweatpants

Grey t-shirt

Metal colander helmet

Explorer

Khaki pants

Hiking boots

Button-down shirt

Safari-style hat

Toilet-paper-roll binoculars

Witch

Black dress

Black dress shoes

Witch's hat fashioned from black poster board

Wand made from a gnarly stick painted black

Scuba Diver

Bathing suit

Goggles

Snorkel

Ballerina

Leotard and tights from ballet lessons

Feather boa and cowboy boots, or other accessories that make a statement

Pirate

Striped shirt

Raggedy shorts

Striped socks

Boots

A curtain-hanger hook

A red bandana hat

Paper-towel-roll spyglass

Wizard

Bathrobe

Witch's hat

Gnarly branch painted gold as a wand

Gypsy

Colorful dress

Colorful scarves

Bangle bracelets

Lots of makeup

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