Shelly's NDAD Creation: Halloween Edition

I've been getting so many fantastic Halloween costume submissions from readers, that I'm starting the weekend a little early featuring them!  I want to make sure I get as many as possible posted before the holiday in a few weeks.  This costume is adorable, because whenever kids and costumes are in the same sentence or photo, I just cannot resist!!

Right now all of the "extra money" in our household is tied up with back to school and home improvement projects, so when I planned our annual trip to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, I still wanted my son to dress up (this is a tradition in our house -  last year he wore a homemade kilt and shirt). I dug around the house to see if I had something I could make-over and reuse and sure enough, I found a ninja Halloween costume that my older son wore 10 years ago.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Halloween Costumes

I tend not to toss anything that I can reuse later, so that saved me in this case!

From ninja to...???

I took 4 inches off the bottom of the pants, hand stitched a new seam, inserted elastic in each new seam and took in the waist just a little.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Halloween Costumes

They became instant pirate pants!!  I paired the new pants along with the shirt from a kilt outfit he wore last year...

New Dress A Day - DIY - Halloween Costumes

...and a red scarf that I already had. Putting everything together, he was a very well dressed pirate. He had a blast and can even wear it for Halloween this year!

I think I just love anything pirate - your kiddo is adorable!  Is it weird that I secretly want that kilt? The plaid fabric is amazing! It's so fantastic all the reusing you're doing with your kids, just because they're probably constantly growing out of things all the time. Saving and finding new ways to make them work is just so wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing all the other cool things that you come up with, Shelly!