I believe in recycling and re-using what you have and the same philosophy comes up during Halloween when I’m preparing costumes for our endless series of special events. See my last post about 8 easy DIY Costumes from last year here as an example! This year, I took a slightly different approach and let Juliet”s favorite toys serve as the inspiration to all our make-at-home costumes. They were so fun to create with her and for her. See below for some costume inspiration and let me know what you think you could create at home with what you already have!
- Baby Momma. Does your doll love dolls? Make her a mommy this year! With an infinity scarf, I made her a makeshift baby carrier and stuffed her Water Baby in there. Props could include, a (plastic) wine glass (I filled our with sparkling water), a Starbucks cup, a cellphone, a stroller, baby bottle, purse and kitchen accessories! We glammed her up as a fab mom but you could easily do the stressed out mom look and opt for a more disheveled tee shirt and leggings paired with some under-eye circles and messy hair lol!
- Beautician. If your daughter is like mine, she is obsessed with anything beauty-related. Here she is making over Barbie’s hair, make-up and nails. The Barbie hair styling bust came in handy for this photo opp (as well as for our recent Barbie-themed play date read more here. You could however, easily use any long-haired doll, play make-up, or an apron filled with tools (ours was from Melissa & Doug).
- Veterinarian. Do you have a doctor’s set and some stuffed animals? It’s easy to re-create this doctor’s costume with a button down shirt, glasses, a cute stuffed animal and doctor’s tools (stethoscope, thermometer, bandaids, suckers, etc). My friend made this lab coat and gave it to us as a hand-me-down and it completed the costume!! BTW, if you haven’t already heard of Parker, you’ve got to check him out! While he looks like your classic, cuddly teddy bear, he actually digitally interacts with an app for an immersive, augmented reality experience! We live in the future, I tell you!
- Rock Star. Encourage your kid to rock on with his/her favorite musical instrument of choice and/or a microphone. Get flashy with the outfit, and have fun! I gave Juliet’ an 80’s rocker look with MY fishnet stockings, hair in a side ponytail, a bright neon dress, toy guitar and sunglasses. Must have sunglasses.
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Seedling for the interactive teddy bear and doctor’s set
Just Play for the Barbie styling head and Water Baby Doll
For more Halloween inspiration see the below links!
See my past Halloween parties here.