Unimpressed by the cheap costumes at the party store? Want something cool and classic for your little one? Here are three easy DIY kid costumes you can put together in a snap!
Here at the CraftyChica.com HQ, I have a magical helper – Julia Duran. Sure, I’m a one-woman operation, but Julia steps in every week to help me with all kinds of odds and ends around here. She is amazing, and you can look forward to seeing her byline here soon! Well, I was on her Facebook page the other day and saw the adorable costumes she made for her six-year-old daughter, Mixzel, and my first thought?
I NEED TO BLOG THIS!
Julia was excited to share the details. I love that these are traditional themes and use basic supplies: Imagination, basic supplies and face paint. (I suggest Tulip Body Art!)
1. Zombie Mummy
A yard and a half of muslin torn into 3-4″ wide strips
Wrap! Julia first wrapped her torso, then her legs and arms. As she added the strips, she knotted them too. Use the safety pins to hold the strips in place as needed.
2. Wicked Witch
3. La Muerta
This is my fave!
Black dress, black tights/undergarments.
Boa, cut to fit around the neckline
Black lace or shawl
Silk roses hot glued to a headband
Directions: Layer the clothes and dress. Paint the face in a sugar skull style. Add the headband. Attach the boa and pearls, and add the shawl.
And here is Julia – as you can see, she likes to paint her face as well! She’s such a creative spirit, I’m so honored to have her helping me at CraftyChica.com! Please leave a comment and give her a cyber hug!! Welcome, aboard, Julia!