I love homemade costumes, and Walsh has come up the cutest costume for this Halloween. Walsh thought of the idea, and Michael helped him make it. (The first time the man has crafted in 10 years of parenting, and it turned out great!)
Walsh decided he wanted to be an iPad, and he won most-original costume at the Y Halloween party last weekend. There were at least 100 kids there!
I bought two foam-core poster board at Target. They glued-down tin foil (Rose’s idea) to the make the screen. Then Michael printed out from the Internet large icons of apps – like Angry Birds and of course AP! Then he printed out a large Apple icon for the back and they glued it all down. They connected the two boards with shoe strings like a sandwich board. It turned out so cute and he can’t wait to wear it again.
Rose’s store-bought costume hadn’t arrived yet (Girl Robin as in Batman and Robin – she loves the Teen Titans and Young Justice), so she donned a wig put on some black jeggings with sparkle, a sparkly scarf to become Lady Gaga for the night.
Last year we needed a quickie costume and she was a girl at a spa – bath robe, hair up in a towel and bedroom slippers.
My college-age sister-in-law just posted photos on Facebook of her cute costume for this year – a Slytherin student complete with the Dark Mark etched with a Sharpie I believe.
Here are some links to other quick and homemade ideas
What homemade costumes do you remember from your youth? What have been the your favorite ones that you created for your kids?