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Chocolate Chip Genius

Cookie costume

I found this last minute costume idea while reading my Craft Magazine feeds and just knew I had to share it with you. The talented mother behind this project figured out a way to make this costume really outlast the holidays. Her custom made Chocolate Chip cookie costume can be easily converted into seat cushions for her child after Halloween. Click here for a link to her step by step tutorial.

Genius, I tell you, Genius. Amber, I’m with you – you do deserve some sort of award. Thanks for sharing this great idea with the rest of us.

October 31, 2008 at 5:03 am 3 comments

It’s never too late for Recyclobot

Recyclobot Costume

So it’s Wednesday you say and you still don’t have a solid plan for your child’s Halloween costume. Your just about to give in and run out and buy whatever is left on the racks you say. You’ve scoured the Kids Stuff World DIY Costumes but have come up short. Well, here’s a handy costume that works double duty. This one will please boys and girls alike AND does a bit of your recycling for you.

This costume was made using items you can find laying around your house and, as you can see, is just plain cute. Check out this high-tech candy meter that will let other parents know how much candy they should give your child.

Candy Meter

Add some glow in the dark paint to specific area and you’ve got yourself a winner. Thanks to Replayground for this awesome post! Click here for here detailed instructions

October 29, 2008 at 6:04 am Leave a comment

Jelly Bellied

Jelly Bean Costume

Here’s a gender-neutral, colorful costume that can be made in mere minutes. This Jelly Bean costume was found on a site called Quick and Simple and boy did they get that right. All you need is a clear trash bag, some balloons, and a piece of ribbon. Even Dad could make this one :)

October 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm 3 comments

Pink Little Bunny Ears

Bunny costume
We spied this cute little bunny ensemble on The Purl Bee and just knew we had to share, while this one is a bit more involved than some of our with DIY Halloween costumes, it still requires only minimal sewing. I’m willing to sew a spell to get the results of this one.

Just check out these cute little paws and you’ll know why:

Bunny Paws

Molly, the creator, really put some love into this one and it shows. The final costume : the hat, the paws, a leotard, some tights, and a pom pom tail is perfect for a growing young girl. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Be sure to check out the full instructions, here  

Molly, Thanks for sharing!

October 23, 2008 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

A wise old owl once said …

It’s not what you know, but hoooo you know. If you’ve been following Kids Stuff World’s DIY Halloween costume series than you know what we mean. There have been lots of fabulous, easy to recreate ideas posted all month and in keeping with the trend we wouldn’t want to disappoint with this one.

Feast your eyes on this adorable owl costume
Owl Costume

Almost perfect, isn’t it. The entire outfit is made up of pants you already own, a beige hooded sweatshirt, some white fleece, two white feather boa’s, and a few miscellaneous feathers.

Check out the link here for more details

October 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

Who said it’s not easy being green?

Kermit Costume

Stephanie from Beautiful Impressions has simplified being green for the rest of us and I just can’t thank her enough. She took a regular child’s sweatsuit and a little time and ingenuity and created one terrific child’s Halloween costume. If you have procrastinated this long and think you don’t have enough time to make something personal, think again. Stephanie just made your day.

Check out full details on her blog, here

Don’t forget to check out our ever-growing list of DIY Halloween Costumes (check out the link over there on the right)

October 19, 2008 at 8:32 pm 2 comments

Adorable Sock Monkey Costume

Sock Monkey Costume

There’s still enough time for you to make this adorable sock monkey costume for your child. All you need is a well fitting sleeper, a package of mens work socks, and some basic sewing skills. I found this tutorial on Instructables. Jessica, the mom who created this one, did a really awesome job putting her creativity to use.

October 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm 1 comment

Fairy Wishes, Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly costume
Photo from here

I stumbled across this image a few months ago and just knew I wanted to recreate this costume for my daughter for Halloween. I threw all reality out the window and went sheerly on impulse disregarding the fact that my 20 month old has never worn a costume, let alone a super pouffy tutu and is pretty particular about her clothing. In preparation for the event, I scooped up tons of gorgeous tulle, I researched the easiest ways to create a tutu online, and then I got to work creating my own version of this fairy skirt each night after work. Hours later I ended up with one gorgeous tutu if I must say so myself. I chose to mix colors pink, blue, and purple in several layers creating a beautiful effect. I was so excited for my little one to see the finished product. I waited patiently all day on Saturday waiting for the perfect opportunity to introduce her to my beautiful creation. It never once occurred to me, no not even once, that my wee one would be DEATHLY afraid of the thing. Yes, deathly. Just being near it brings her to tears, its a real shame- she would have made the most beautiful butterfly/fairy. So it goes, there’s always next year – or the year after that…

I used this method with more layering and color blending to create a no-sew tutu. I’ll post pictures of my version this weekend.

October 15, 2008 at 10:40 pm 3 comments

Happiness is a Butterfly

Butterfly Costume

Man, I love this photo. Are you looking for something really special, but super simple, cheap, and easy for your child to wear this Halloween? Aren’t we all. Thankfully, for those of us who have fiddled around with these costumes till the very last minute, you’ll be happy to know that Martha has us covered. Just take a look at this beautiful butterfly costume. All you need is all black clothing, some wire (a couple of coat hangars will do for me), some tape, and some crepe paper (you could also use fabric for something a little more permanent. That’s it, don’t believe me… here’s the link

October 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Giddy Up, Let’s Go

Cowboy Costume

Oh, the things Martha can do with an ordinary brown paper bag. I’m not sure if it is the countless hours I’ve spent watching Toy Story the last few days or just that this costume is a really great idea but I just had to share it. What a great way to recycle too! Find detailed instructions here

October 15, 2008 at 9:18 pm Leave a comment

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