Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make in 3 Days or Less
These last minute Halloween costumes don’t look fast, but they are!
With a hat knitted to look like a wig, a sweater and purse, and some old lady glasses, Julie transformed her little girl, Sophia, into a Golden Girl.
Rebekah Tennis made this Toy Army Guy Costume for her son Cameron using items from the thrift and toy stores and some paint, cardboard, and nylon stockings. Rebekah said, “I pulled it together on one Saturday afternoon. I am so tickled that it worked out!”
I say, “WOW!”
Visit Rebeka’s blog, Wild Ink, for the full list of materials, process steps, and some great photos of this project.
Upcycle a basketball and a stuffed animal from the discount bin and you, too, can become Limecat!
Spiderweb Costume: Surround yourself in a shawl of spiders. Weave your web with a roll of white or ivory cheesecloth. Unroll the cheesecloth and spread it out, pulling apart and snipping the ends to achieve the desired distressed appearance. Secure plastic spiders, by applying a small dab of hot glue to each, and pressing onto cheesecloth. -MarthaStewart.com
Fleece blankets, cotton batting, styrofoam balls, a patient partner (for fitting), and a few basics are all you need for making an awesome (or two) YipYip Halloween Costume.
Click here for a step-by-step tutorial (and an excellent blog!): Yip Yip Costumes by twin dragonfly Designs,
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The original Sesame Street Martians:
Angie used hand-me-down clothes, some stuffing, and upcycled an old walker and costume beard (for the wig) to create this adorable but crazy realistic little old lady with a walker costume for her 10-month-old daughter.
Ashley of From Dahlia’s to Doxies created her Professor Trelawney (Harry Potter) costume using a newspaper wig.
I would never have thought of making a cotton candy costume, but now I would. Sweet!
Click here for instructions on how to make the cotton candy costume.
See more adorable kids’ costumes here.