Friday, October 28, 2011

No Costume? No Worries! Last Minute Costume Ideas!

It is already October 28th and we still haven't picked up a costume for Ashton!  If you're anything like me you're only a day or two from going into freak-out mode.  But don't worry, I have done a little research and I found a few great, affordable, last minute costume ideas that your kids will love.  No sheet ghosts here!

Construction Worker
  • Old Shirts 
  • Tool Belt
  • Hand Tools
  • Brown Face Paint
  • Work Gloves
  • Hard Hat 
  • Toy Walkie-Talkie
  1. Cut the sleeves off of an old flannel shirt and wear it over a long sleeved thermal shirt.
  2. Strap on a tool belt, add some old hand tools and smudge on some brown face paint for a hard-worked look.
  3. Hand the builder a pair of work gloves, a hard hat, a tape measure, a toy walkie-talkie and work boots.
  • Flowery Skirts
  • Old Scarves
  • Strings of costume jewelry
  • Lipstick
  • Old purse
  • Face Paint
  • Tambourine (optional)
  1. Layer the mismatched flowery skirts, a few old scarves and strings of costume jewelry.  If you don't have some of these things head to yard sales and thrift stores.
  2. Add some lipstick and face paint
  3. Tie another scarf around the dancer's head, hand her a tambourine and an old purse.

Spa Princess
  • Terry Bathrobe
  • Hand Towel
  • Safety Pin
  • Eye Mask
  • Green Face Paint
  • Fake Nails & Eyelashes
  • Gift Bag
  • Comb
  • Handheld Mirror
  • Pair of Slippers
  1. First, her your princess put on the plush, terry bathrobe and wrap up her 'do in a hand towel secured with a safety pin and covered with an eye mask.
  2. Press on some fake nails and eyelashes for the full treatment look.
  3. Apply green face paint, leaving an inch around the eyes and mouth for the mask effect.
  4. Have her grab a gift bag, comb, and handheld mirror and put on a pair of slippers to complete the look.
Raining Cats & Dogs
  • Rain Gear
  • Umbrella
  • Stuffed Cats & Dogs
  • Hot Glue Gun
  1. Take the umbrella & open it up.  Use the hot glue gun to glue the stuffed cats & dogs one by one onto the outside of the umbrella.  Let it dry over night.
  2. Put on the rain gear and grab their umbrella & they're set to go!
  • White T-Shirt
  • Fake Carnation
  • Black and Red Satin Cape
  • Dress Jacket & Pants
  • Fabric Paint
  1. Take the white tee-shirt and paint a fake tie and collar.
  2. Attach the fake carnation to his lapel.
  3. Tie the black and red satin cape around his neck and abracadabra! 
If you need to make the cape purchase a piece of red & black satin and two pieces of red satin ribbon 14 inches long. 
then stitch the ribbons securely to either side of the neck. 

There are some great ideas online to be found, so search around!  Only a few more days until Halloween!



  1. My son went to a Halloween party last night and he was suppose to dress up but didn't want to. He would have been so cute if only he would have worn a costume.

  2. All costume design are very fascinated.I would like Gypsy costume design.


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