Saturday, October 12, 2013

Halloween Costumes Made From Stuff We Already Have

 I have always enjoyed making my kids' Halloween Costumes.  I also enjoy being frugal.  So this year I am quite proud of the fact that I didn't have to purchase a single thing for the costumes.  We already had everything we needed!


Leo and tutu were from her ballet recital.
Crown purchased at dollar store several months ago.
Tooth pictures cut from white felt.
Wings were hand-me-downs from a friend a few years ago.
Tooth bag was cut from a brown vest we had in the dress-up box (I have no idea where it came from!),  filled with marbles, and tied with a long ribbon (I keep all ribbons from gift boxes/bags.)

The Glitch.  Vanellope Von Schweetz.

Green hoodie borrowed from sister.  Not the correct style or color, but she doesn't mind.
Brown skirt also from sister.  I just tightened the waste and cut off the bottom and added a second layer (hard to tell from the picture.)
Green sweat pants with white ribbon hot-glued on.  Leggings would have been better but these work.  I just tightened the inside seams so they weren't as sloppy.
Starbursts and Tootsie Rolls hotglued to clips and bobby pins.
Licorice hair tie is made of red yarn twisted on itself a couple times.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 

Yellow felt tummy hotglued on green longsleeve shirt.
Belt, elbow, and knee ties are strips from the aforementioned brown vest.
Orange eye-mask cut from a really old Girls Camp bandana.
Brown felt hotglued on back of shirt for shell.  It's stuffed with fiberfill that my sister-in-law gave me a couple years ago when she was de-cluttering.  It was useful last year for his storm cloud costume, too!
Hexagon pattern on shell was drawn with black sharpie.  The swirly design inside each section was done with chalk so it is extremely subtle.

Vampire (NOT the sparkly kind.)

White polo shirt and black pants.  Those black pants were used 3 years ago for Tertius' spider costume, too.
Cape made from an old black skirt of mine.
Blood dripping from the corners of his mouth will be created with a red Popsicle.

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