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Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls. Witches, wizards, and warriors. All Hallows’ Eve is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids and adults alike. A day when you can truly be anything you want to be. Who doesn’t love free candy, decorations, and COSTUMES!! Oh, the fun and creative costumes. Here are 7 witchin’ reasons to get down with a DIY Halloween costume for kids.
Your Kids Can Be Whatever They Want To Be
Since almost everyone’s kids watch the same cartoons, shows, and movies (thanks Netflix), all of the kids will be wanting to rush to the stores to
Been there. Done that. Had a meltdown in Target because a very desired costume was not in her size. Ughh. As stores only stock a couple of costumes in each size, the chances of securing that costume are pretty slim. This will never be a problem with a DIY Halloween costume for kids. You can make any costume in any size! Plus, if you make it a little loose they will be able to play dress up as their favorite character all year long. Don’t be a scaredy-cat. Go wild picking out the sparkliest fabric for those ballerinas, leather and fur for those villains, and gems and jewels for the pirates.
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You Can Coordinate Costumes
Finding one great costume is nearly impossible. Finding two or more great coordinating costumes ain’t happening. With a DIY Halloween costume for kids, you can make dressing up a family affair. There is nothing more adorable than Mary with her chimney sweep or Peter with Tink. Even parents are going to want to get in on this fun! Coordinating costumes can be a little tricky. Be sure to pick a theme with lots of characters to choose from. Then, get to work putting it all together. Using the same fabrics and accessories can tie all the costumes together making these DIY Halloween costumes for kids look on point!
Nobody Will Look Like Your Kid
Your child can be a unicorn. Not an actual unicorn, but a one-of-a-kind with your DIY Halloween costume for kids. Shoot, if they want to be a unicorn, you can do that too. The best part of flexing your DIY muscles with a DIY Halloween costume for kids is that your kid will be the only one with that exact costume. They won’t be lost in a pack of princesses. Your child is going to love being the only one with their costume and you will be able to easily spot your minion wearing your masterpiece in a crowd. Win-win!
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They Are Memorable
We want the kids to rack up on candy and have fun going door to door, but let’s be real…as parents, we want some adorbs photos of those munchkins in
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They Can Save You Money
A DIY Halloween costume for kids can save you some cheese. If your not careful by the time you buy the costume, wig, sword, broom, and other have-to-have accessories you can be approaching dropping a Benjamin. A great way to save a little dough is to make your own DIY Halloween costume for kids. Be sure to use coupons at craft and fabric stores to stock up on all the supplies you will need. Using old or worn-out clothes and linens can help you save money on fabrics as well. You can also repurpose what the littles have in the playroom for accessories or buy them new, guilt-f
They Are Comfortable
So let’s say you found that perfect costume in the perfect size and it fits like a glass slipper. However, the comfort is lacking. Some Halloween costumes can feel like an itchy straight jacket. When you have a DIY Halloween costume for kids you can be sure to have one that is made with comfortable fabric and allows them to quickly and safely make it door to door. Kids with SPD (sensory processing disorder) will benefit greatly from a DIY Halloween costume for kids. Being comfortable will allow them to thoroughly enjoy Halloween and its festivities without the discomfort of itchy, ill-fitting material.
Don’t drive yourself bat sh** crazy trying to chase down that perfect bloody Halloween costume. And don’t be afraid, don’t be very afraid to create a drop-dead gorgeous costume. Power yourself with some candy and get to work with a sewing machine, hot glue gun, and fabric to create the most magical DIY Halloween costume for kids.
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