So far the favorite costumes are anything having to do with sweats or tights. Do you think it has something to do with the fact that sweats are so cheap at Wal-mart?!? LOL Well, here are some just for you guys who love those costumes!
SKUNK: Black sweats with white strip down the back. You can make a bushy tail by using a feather boa from a craft store, and paint the feather’s down the middle white. You can even use wire to curve the tail upwards.
BUNNY2: Pink, brown, or white sweats, add a powder puff or large pom-pom to the backside, and a set of ears make from construction paper and a plastic headband. Now just hop on out and enjoy.
TURTLE2: Green sweats with a piece of poster board attached to the back. Simply cut the poster board into a large oval, make random marks like a turtle shell, and paint.
PUPPY: Brown, tan or white sweats, either paint, or pin paper spots on. Make floppy ears and bobby pin to hair over your ears (you can also glue these to a headband). The tail can be most anything, depending on what type of doggie you wish to be. Add a little make-up.
KITTEN: Gold, brown, tan, white sweats. Make ears from construction paper, attach to head band or bobby pin in to hair. Sew a simple round tail, and pin on. (cat ears and tails are usually sold at Wal-mart separately at halloween and are around $5 for a set)
SPIDER: Black sweats, For the legs grab some cheap black panty hose, stuff with any thing dark and light weight. Either sew, or staple to keep stuffing from falling out. Pin to clothing, add a little make-up.
LADY BUG: Use a pair of black sweats and black sweat shirt (and a pair of black shoes). Use a large piece of poster board or cardboard and cut out a large oval. Paint it red with black dots. Staple black elastic pieces (in a loop) onto the board to make arm holes. For the antenna attach craft pipe cleaners with black pom poms on the ends to a headband.
SNOWMAN: white sweats, christmas socks, white keds tennis shoes, a cheap black hat, fake snow, mittens, scarf and black pom poms for the coal! Spray the hat to look like snow and added a cheap red bird from the craft store. Using makeup, make their nose orange. Glue the pompoms on the sweatshirt for buttons. Cheap, simple and quite was adorable.
CEREAL KILLER: Attach little cereal boxes to a shirt, cut a slit in the boxes, glue in plastic knives into the holes, drip red paint running down from the knife hole in the box.
BUNCH OF GRAPES: Using green or purple sweats, attach balloons of the same color with safety pins. Paint face and hands same color.
BAG OF JELLY BEANS: Lots of different colored balloons, large clear plastic bag, colorful ribbon, 2 safety pins, 2 pieces of white cardboard. Blow up all the balloons. Cut two leg holes in the bottom of the bag and two arm holes near the middle. Have your child stand in the bag and fill with blown up balloons. Write on each piece of cardboard “JELLY BEANS 2 CENTS EACH”. Safety pins signs to front and back of bag. LOOSELY tie around shoulders with a colorful ribbon. Cut off excess bag around face.
BLACK EYE PEA: White sweats, with black tennis shoes, Cut out the letter ‘P’ from black construction paper and pin the P’s all over the white sweats. Paint a black spot over one eye (“black eye” … get it? 🙂 hee hee) and you have a “black-eyed ‘P’ “
BUTTERFLY: Put on black sweats and black shoes. Use a piece of poster board and paint wanted color cut them out in an appropriate wing shape. Punch two holes toward the edges of the wings. Put black ribbon through them and tie around waist. Attach pipe cleaners and pompoms to a plastic head band.
BLOOMING IDIOT: Get a green body suit and some green tights and on your head wear a beanie hat. Glue fake flowers to the beanie hat and maybe pin a few on your body suit. Also it’s fun if you paint some flowers on your face and arms. I found some cheap, fake Ivy and wrapped it around my neck and arms and presto! Your a
Items needed: Light and dark pink felt , an old hooded pink sweatcoat, pink gloves, pink slacks, pink slippers.
Cut out light pink felt into what looks like prairiedog ears. Place the dark pink felt inside in in the same shape except smaller. Glue onto the sides of the hood on the sweatcoat. With the remaining felt,cut out a piece of “headfur”. From the light pink felt. Put on and paint your face pink with a black nose. From: Patricia
BASKET OF LAUNDRY: (clean or dirty!) Wear sweat pants and sweatshirt if it is cold. Tights and a turtleneck if you will be in a warm building. Take an inexpensive (thin) plastic laundry basket and cut a hole in the bottom that you can fit through. Make it small enough so that is “sits” on your hips after you pull it over your head. Fill basket with laundry and pin a few dryer softener sheets to your sweatshirt.
BUBBLE BATH: Take a white laundry basket and cut out the bottom, be sure to tape the cut edges with masking tape. Attach two wide strips of material (white) to front and back of basket (these are the shoulder straps). Attach white, light peach, and pearl balloons to the staps using safety pins (these are bubbles) Wear a white bodysuit, and white pantyhose. Put on your houseshoes, shower cap, and grab your scrub brush. (If the laundry basket has holes in it, cover the inside with posterboard)