When I saw the costumes that Melissa submitted, it reminded me of a fabulous costume that my parents wore some years back to my aunt and uncle’s annual Halloween bash! A little Bonnie & Clyde action??
I think my dad was all over that fake mustache! I also still have that scarf that my mom wore in her hair! So, there’s a little throwback for you before we check out Melissa’s costumes!
I’m putting together a family costume for my sons, husband, and myself – they’re going to be gangsters and I’m going to be a flapper at our Halloween party! This is my son Aidan’s costume – each piece came from the Goodwill in Rochester, MN.
Want to see how much this whole costume ended up costing?? Melissa gives us the breakdown!
I loved the movie that Fabiola’s costume is based on and she did a knock-out job recreating the character. Check out how she did it!
Dear Marisa, I have been following your site back when you were in the beginning of your journey and it’s so exciting to see all you have accomplished and the huge amount of fans you have all over the world. After checking your site, I started shopping at garage sales and at Goodwill and was making all kinds of outfits that I get complimented on everywhere I go. People always want to know where I bought them so I would like to share my Halloween costume with you, since you inspired me to do so much more for less.
See how incredible her costume turned out using tons of garage sale/99 Cent Store goodies!
When I saw a photo of Karen’s costume on Facebook, I reached out and asked if she’d share because I fell in love with what she did! It’s such a fun idea that I think you’re all going to enjoy…
It’s sushi time! Here’s what Karen used…
Blizzard fleece prints were on sale at $3.50 a yard, so I got less than half a yard each of a red polka dot pattern and a maroon. The red polka dots became the suckers of the octopus and the maroon was the top. I took the polka dot fabric rectangle and made one fatter triangle in the middle and two longer triangles to the side. Laying the pieces out, I drew a two to three-inch border by laying the polka dot triangles on the maroon fabric and cutting.
I sewed the two long edges together with the “correct” sides facing each other and then flipped them inside out and stuffed them with poly fill. I cut out white fleece that I had on hand to the approximate size for the stump ends of the tentacles and hand sewed (whip stitched) the edges, making sure to tuck the edges of the while fleece inside.
See how cute it looks on!
My costume is coming tomorrow, but here’s a little teaser of some of the supplies that I was using…
The floral piece was a wreath that I found at a Salvation Army and reworked into a headpiece. You’ll see the full rundown tomorrow, but today we’ve got the fab LaToya and the costume that she DIY’d
I love the latest Star Trek movies and was inspired to recreate the Lt. Uhura costume (played by Zoe Saldana) using a mix of thrift store finds and stuff I already had in my closet!
First was the top. I found an old Chico’s shirt that I took in on the sides.
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…