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Friday, 24 October 2014

Handmade Halloween... Partially!

Ever had your child request something that you don't have in? So you pop to the supermarket only to find they don't have any in their size, so you improvise?!

Yes this is us this Halloween!

Lil miss L want's to be a witch for trick or treat so sent hubby for her costume as well as the big boys, babies I got from boot sale for 50p .. can't be bad!
So anyway Daddy comes up trumps with hat, broom, candy bucket's, cape, fangs, and added extra's for them all only the witches costume was a skirt with no 'puff' shall we say, it just kind of draped down.
So I got to work, plus she'd need a top to go with the skirt, That's ok a few bits of fabric from outgrown clothing, needle and thread, paint, glue and a little imagination.

I got a plain purple t.shirt that she never wears, I mixed a little PVA glue with some paint and drew on a spider design , of course I would have no small paint brushes in, but fear not a chopstick came to the rescue..... yes really!


To make the skirt a bit fuller I made a dodgy tutu to go underneath but I had no tulle so I used old fabric cut into strips and an old scarf and a bit of knotting.


next I attached some ribbon to an old cloak the boys had that broke off an old star wars costume they had.. now lil miss L has a witches cape too!

put them all together and you have something like this....


A witch ready for Halloween just a little face paint on the night and we're good to go.

So have you ever had to improvise to make your little ones happy? share with us your stories, who knows we may just help out fellow parent's needing inspiration!

8 comments:

  1. I would so love to make my son an outfit... lol i'm about as creative as cutting two holes out of a white sheet lol ! xx

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    1. hey that's still creative! what were you thinking of dressing him up as? I love thinking up idea's

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  2. lovely hun x i made a robot costume for my son a few years back boxes and tin foil and some stickers it was fab used a small box for the head cut out space for the eyes and inserted old swimming goggles looked fab haha! x

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    1. aww sounds fab bet your son loved it, don't suppose you have a pic? would be great to see x

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  3. I made my sons Link costume last year and I think we just decided to make him socially awkward Rob Lowe after parting his hair during bath time! Ha I'm still Laughing it was so funny! ;)

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    1. ooh sounds good! Do you happen to have a pic? would be fab to see, I love homemade things.

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  4. I much prefer handmade costumes, unfortunately I'm not so creative.

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  5. Oh I bet you are if you tried, the most simple costumes can be hand made with a little imagination x

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