Halloween or Mischief night (depending on what side of the Pond you reside) can be tons of fun for both kids and adults, but it can also be pretty costly between the costumes, candy and decorations. To help out, we’ve researched some homemade costumes for kids, twins, friends, and couples that are truly a scream! Click through the links for photos and instructions on how to create each costume.
Dr. Suess’ Thing 1 and Thing 2:
We LOVE this costume for twins, siblings or best friends! If you can’t find a blue mop hat, try buying a blue boa and hot glue-gunning it onto a cap. http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/cat-in-the-hat.html#c1
Alice in Wonderland’s Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum:
Another fun idea for twins, siblings or couples! This is a super comfortable costume idea. http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/alice-in-wonderland-costume.html#c1
Cabbage Patch Kids:
Remember them? Well the ‘80’s doll craze is making a comeback! Hop on the trend wagon with this great costume for babies! http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/cabbage-patch-kid.html#c1
Alvin and the Chipmunks:
With the recent "Alvin" movie, kids are all over the chipmunks lately. The Alvin costume is easy to make and completely wearable: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/alvin-and-the-chipmunks.html#c1
Our second-favorite nanny has quite an easy costume to duplicate. We’re giving you two links that include Mary and one with a baby Bert!
Mary (easy version): http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/mary-poppins-costume.html#c3
Mary & Burt: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/coolest-mary-poppins-and-bert-costume-5.html
Maggie Simpson from The Simpsons:
Though we think this version is a little too on the "needle and thread" side for us, the general idea can also be duplicated with yellow poster board and a baby beanie for the hair. http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/coolest-maggie-simpson-costume-4.html
Jack Incredible from The Incredibles:
We think the entire Incredible family would make a great group costume if you’re up for it, but for your little one, Jack is easy to create and adorable: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/coolest-jack-jack-incredibles-costume-3.html
Anchorman’s Ron Burgandy:
We got a laugh out of this one. Even if your kid doesn’t look like Ron Burgandy, we think you’ll agree the photo is a scream: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/character-costume-ideas.html#c1
never underestimate the power of a cardboard box and poster board. We’ve seen everything from FAO Schwartz and the NYC skyline to Big Ben and the Tower of London (that was quite an ambitious one!) a Facebook page for older kids, an iPhone, and a People or Time magazine with your kid’s face as the cover!