More Halloween costuming awaits! How about two kid-sized, sports themed 'stumes from Kathy? They're both completely adorable and tied into sports! Check them out...
I love your blog!! I love taking old/outdated things and turning them into something new and “hip”. My son has always been the kid that was not satisfied to have a regular costume. He always forced me to use my imagination and figure out how to make his one-of-a-kind get-up! Here are two of the most recent costumes, both sports themed!
My son wanted to be a baseball. Not a baseball player, but the actual baseball.
I took an old sweatshirt and sewed a t-shirt to the inside of the sweatshirt. I then took red ribbon and used fabric glue to make the lines on the baseball. The t-shirt was a size or two smaller than the sweatshirt so I could stuff the costume between the t-shirt and sweatshirt.
This gave the 3-D effect and made it look like a baseball. I paired it with old white baseball pants found at a consignment store along with red knee socks and his St. Louis Cardinal hat. Total cost of this costume was $7.
The next costume...
He wanted to be a football field. (Momma’s shaking her head here…)
I took an old box and made armholes and a neck hole. The local carpet store gave me their leftover indoor carpet that I used as the field grass. I bought a small PVC pipe and a few joints that I painted yellow for the goal posts. I used spray paint for the field lines and stencils for the lettering.
The mask was borrowed, but you could deflate a football and just put it on your head. Total cost of this costume was $9.
Enjoy!! I guess the perks of a creative kid is forcing my creativity!!
Can I fit into that football field? This really is so creative and resourceful!! I love that you went to the carpet store for remnants too. There's nothing like being in a cool costume/outfit/etc and being able to tell people that you made it! Creative kid, creative mom, creative family!
More Halloween to come...