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DIY Kids’ Costumes from Our Favorite Bloggers

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Halloween is less than three weeks away, but don’t freak out. We’ve rounded up inspiring DIY kids’ costumes to get your crafty creativity flowing. Created by some of our favorite bloggers, these ideas are great on their own, or as a starting point for your own ingenious disguise.

These super-detailed, Fantastic Mr. Fox-inspired costumes were dreamt up by Kristin of Skirt as a Top. She even hand-stamped the apples on the dress and a surprise lining on the jacket (you seriously have to check it out for yourself).

We featured Oh Happy Day!‘s Frida Kahlo kid’s costume in Links We Love, but all three of the mini artist costumes they created are stunningly easy. This mini Andy Warhol costume costs less than $15 to put together. It’s a great way for kids’ to be a recognizable “character,” without the cliche of yet another Bratz doll or Avenger.

Elsie from A Beautiful Mess added a fluffy lion’s mane and ears to a simple hoodie for a cute lion costume that can be created in an afternoon. This would be the perfect solution for those in cold climates because there’s no worry about a warm jacket ruining the look of the costume. Make them in any size so your pride can roam the streets together.


This sweet little rain cloud was created by Cherie from you & mie for her daughter Yuki. The fluffy cloud is pieces of felt and gauze quilted together and the ombre raindrops were stamped onto basic leggings. Add rain boots to really complete the look.

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Comments (2)

  • [...] it out and enter your costume!) and yesterday it was featured in a Martha Stewart Living article, DIY Kids’ Costumes from our Favorite Bloggers.  Martha Freakin’ Stewart, people!!  I nearly died.  (Check out Kristin’s Fanstastic [...]

  • Wow, I am in shock to find my cloud costume up here with these incredible blogs and costumes. Thank you so much! I don’t know if it would be too much to ask, but I recently reposted this on my own blog with new pictures and I’m wondering if the link and photo can be updated. The link to the post and new pics is here: http://youandmie.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/rain-cloud-costume-2/ Thanks again, so much – you’ve totally made my week :)

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