I can’t believe it!!!! I actually have my kid’s Halloween costumes made days before Halloween. It’s a
Christmas Halloween Miracle. And I’m actually sharing them here on the blog BEFORE Halloween. Every year I have such good intentions to get them done way before Halloween is here and then all of a sudden life gets so busy and I totally end up making these right up till the very last minute. So, I’m patting myself on the back and taking a nice deep breath.
I love Halloween, my mom always made us crazy cool costumes, so I feel like I have to do the same for my kiddos. And I take it to an even crazier level and make my kids have costumes that go together. It gets harder and harder every year to come up with a theme that they all can agree on. Teenagers have opinions, if you didn’t know. This year I can take credit for the idea. We went with a fun “In the Garden” theme and Denali is a cute cactus, Olivia is a fabulous little Flamingo, and Dylan is a pretty good looking Garden Gnome.
For more costume ideas for siblings, check out some of the other costumes I’ve made over the years:
I had so much fun making Olivia’s flamingo costume. Felt is such a great fabric to work with. I love that you can cut it into such intricate shapes and never have to worry about edges fraying. And felt comes is sooooo many colors. So, I bought ALL the pinks and had fun making these pretty pink wings. I started with a large piece of black felt and cut the shape of the wings, then layering the different pinks, I made each layer a little smaller. I attached the wings to her arms with a little elastic on the inside of the wing.
For her mask, I cut A LOT of tiny tear drop shaped pieces of felt and hot glued them onto a plain, plastic mask that I picked up at a craft store. And then I added a simple black and white beak. I found Olivia’s dress at Old Navy and sewed on larger feather shape pieces of felt in layers. Her costume is comfortable and easy to wear. I think it’s going to be one of her favorites.
Denali’s costume idea has definitely been done before. But, she is 15 and loves to search out ideas and inspiration on Pinterest. This is a great costume for a teenager. It’s easy to make and she still looks stinkin adorable (which is super important to her). I had a lot of fun making huge oversized felt flowers for her head and wrist. We found the dress, tights and boots all on Amazon Prime, how easy is that?
Dylan’s Garden Gnome Costume was really very easy to make, and I’m in love with the beard. I dressed him in some green pants, a denim shirt, and a pretty sweet leather vest that we thrifted. Then, I made him a huge, over-the-top beard and eyebrows with some fluffy cream colored yarn and a little felt. The hat is simply 2 triangle pieces of heavy red felt sew together. We stuffed a pillow in his shirt to give him a more round shape and cinched a belt around his middle. Dylan is planning on spending a lot of time standing awkwardly in the garden as trick-or-treaters pass by.
Happy Halloween Friend!!!