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15 Clever DIY Costume Ideas for Kids

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s nothing more exciting than finding the perfect costume for your little ones. And while you can always purchase costumes that are already completed, do-it-yourself outfits have a special homemade touch that can’t be topped. Keep reading to get inspired by our favorite DIY ideas this year!

1. A pineapple

Go tropical with this simple costume idea from Lines Across! You can transform a plain onesie into a work of art with just a few pieces of felt and some items around the house.

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow onesie
  • White and green felt
  • Elastic
  • Thin cardboard

 

2. A koala

It just so happens that babies also make adorable koalas!  Click the link above to find the full directions, as well as a template for the koala mask.

You’ll Need:

  • Grey onesie
  • Grey pants with footies
  • Grey hat
  • Black, grey, and white felt
  • Koala mask template (find in link)

 

3. A hamburger

Mustard is the color of fall! Take the trend in a new direction and even add some ketchup with this hilarious hamburger baby costume from C.R.A.F.T. The instructions suggest the use of a sewing machine, but you can also use hot glue if sewing isn’t your thing.

You’ll Need:

  • Tan, beige, yellow, green, and red felt
  • Stuffing
  • Brown onesie

4. A skunk

Turn your little one into a little stinker for Halloween with this clever idea from Little Homes!

You’ll Need:

  • Black faux fur scrap
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Black shirt
  • Black pants
  • White feather boa
  • Baby cap with ties

 

5. An old lady

No dentures required! Cruise all through town with this hilarious costume from Costume Works.

You’ll Need:

  • Cane or walker, shortened
  • Baggy dress
  • Cardigan
  • Grey costume beard (for wig)

 

6. A piñata

Always the life of the party,  you’ll love the festive flair this piñata costume brings on Halloween!

You’ll Need:

  • Pajamas
  • Colorful felt
  • Cardboard
  • Ribbons

 

7. A peacock

Hoping for something out-of-the-ordinary? Look no further than this DIY peacock attire from Creatively Christy! The costume is equally fun to create as it is for your little one to run around in.

You’ll Need:

  • Colorful onesie
  • Tights
  • Elastic sequin material
  • Peacock feathers
  • Teal feathers

8. A little sunshine

This costume is all smiles! You can guarantee the sun will be shining brightly on halloween if you have a personal ray of sunshine to help.

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow clothing
  • Oversized sweater
  • Elastic
  • Yellow, golden-yellow, and orange felt
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Yellow ric rac

 

9. Frida Kahlo

Dress your little one like the inspirational painter for a unique take on this year’s Halloween costume!

You’ll Need:

  • Clip-on flowers
  • Colorful earrings
  • Bright scarf
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Flowered dress
  • elastic

 

11. An artist

Ooh-la-la! Get creative this year with an artist-styled costume. Complete with an empty paint bucket to hold candy, you’ll love this silly style.

You’ll Need:

  • Smock
  • Paintbrushes
  • Leggings
  • Empty paint bucket
  • Paint

 

10. A plastic army man

Go beyond the camouflage and recreate a life-sized toy soldier costume for your little guy! He’ll love playing in it long after Halloween ends.

You’ll Need:

  • Cargo pants
  • Spray paint and primer
  • Boots
  • Cardboard
  • Army accessories

12. A bumble bee

This buggy attire will have your little one buzzing with energy all day long! Find the full directions from Ginger Snap Crafts for an easy tutorial.

You’ll Need:

  • Black sweatshirt and pants
  • Bubble wrap
  • Yellow felt
  • Black plastic headband
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Black pompoms

 

13. A tomato

Bring back the summertime flavor with your very own little tomato. Even better than the garden-grown variety, this costume will bring smiles all around!

You’ll Need:

  • Red oversized sweatshirt
  • Red shirt and pants
  • Green felt
  • Green pipe cleaners

 

 

14. The Morton Salt girl

What better icon to imitate than this classic salt trademark? Put together your own yellow dress using the link above, or find one in stores to complete the outfit!

You’ll Need:

  • Yellow dress
  • White tights
  • Yellow shoes
  • Basic umbrella

 

15. A paintbrush

This artistic outfit is an easy way to get creative in a whole new way. Not only will you feel crafty when putting it together, but your child will get to explore his/her inner painter as well!

You’ll Need:

  • Poster board
  • Broom bristles
  • Styrofoam
  • Foam board
  • Paint
  • Black or blue clothing

 

Note: In addition to the items listed as necessary for each costume, you may also need scissors, a hot glue gun and/or safety pins. We hope you are inspired to create your kids’ Halloween costumes this year, as well as to get crafty with your ideas!

Do you have any creative costume ideas for kids? What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? Let us know in the comments below!

Roomboard: Ryan Deighton’s “Out of this World” Nursery

What little kid doesn’t love planets and astronauts?  With a beautiful golden star garland and adorable artwork by BoomBoom Prints artist Ryan Deighton, this blue nursery brings outer space to any kid’s space!

 

Nursery Roomboard Inspiration: Space

1. Golden Star Garland

2. Planet Mobile

3.  “Space Boy” and “Space Boy in Flying Saucer” Art Prints by BoomBoom Prints Artist Ryan Deighton

4. Navy Modena Crib

5. Grey Striped Rug

6. Grey Eddie Bauer Rocker 

7.  Rocket Pillow

8. Yellow Striped and Red Wavy Storage Bins

9.  Navy Pouf

Featured Artist: Isabella by Margariet

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Blog: Isabella by MargarietMeet BoomBoom Prints artist, Isabella Margariet van der Berg, a Dutch illustrator who is inspired by fairytale books from her youth, by nature, trending themes, folklore. Read more about her kids and her artwork:

 

BBP: If you had to describe your designs in 5 words or less, what would you say?
Colorful, elegant and magical.

 

BBP: What would you tell a kid who said they wanted to be an artist?        
Go for it! It’s a perfect way to express yourself!

 

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Blog: Isabella by Margariet

BBP: If you use a name for your studio/shop other than your name, what is it and how did it come about?
IsaBella; my studio started at the same my little daughter Isa was born. IsaBella for me stands for powerful yet sweet. IsaBella sparkles, just like my artwork.

 

BBP: What do you find inspires you most?
The books from my childhood. I had some old fairy tale books, beautifully illustrated by great Dutch artists! These illustrations lead me to other worlds, awesome!

 

BBP: What do like most about collaborating with BoomBoom Prints? What are your thoughts on the idea of customizable artwork?
I do like the fact that BoomBoom Prints brings artist and families together. This is a perfect way of making unique artwork approachable for anyone!

 

BBP: Do you have kids?BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Blog: Isabella by Margariet I’ve got two kids, Matteo(6) and Isa (1).  Two completely different personalities, but both an eye for detail, guess they’ve got that from me;) What I like the most about being a parent is that every day is full of new discoveries, new statements and new developments!

 

BBP: What was the biggest change you saw in your life when you became a parent?
The biggest change of becoming a parent was the big responsibility. I had to find myself again in this new position. Yes, I am a mom now, but still an independent woman!

 

BBP: What did your room look like while you were growing up?
My room in my childhood was sober.  My parents didn’t have the money to decorate a lot. So maybe that was a perfect breeding ground for me to fantasize!

 

BBP: Who is your favorite artist and why?

Anton Pieck. He’s a Dutch artist who lived and worked in the last century. His work has a fairy tale-like character. Pieck was responsible for designing almost everything for fairy tale park Efteling in The Netherlands, now one of the major theme parks in Europe. I could live in his work!

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Blog: Isabella by Margariet

 

Love her work?  Take a look at a nursery inspired by her watercolors- click here!

 

Electric Eclectic Nursery Roomboard

Bright and Colorful Nursery Design1. Green ottoman

2. Pink Duc Duc rocking chair from Zac and Zoe Nursery Decor

3. Rex the Rooster Poster from BoomBoom Prints (lemon yellow/white)

4. Orange lamp from Lamps Plus

5. Blue monster plush by ChasingMyStar on Etsy

6. Polka Dot fabric for curtains or a changing pad cover from Allegro Fabrics

7. “The color of LOVE” pillow from Dedeetsyshop on Etsy

8. Colorful button rug from Ikea

9. Pink swallow pillows from Joss and Main

10. Navy blue Moda dresser from Room and Board

11. Giant stand-up giraffe plush

12. Caravan Crib from HomedIt

13. Green storage shelf from CB2

14. Caleb the Cow poster from BoomBoom Prints (aqua/white)

 

 

5 Cutest Shoes in Baby Sizes

Uggs: Keep your little one’s toes warm while looking “fiercely adorable”. Afterall, that’s Ugg Babies tagline! Fuzzy Ugg boots are available in leopard and camo prints, as well as metallic colors!

uggs

 

TOMS: Slip-on TOMS are the ideal footwear for a baby-on-the-go! Hassle-free, no shoe laces required. Made with classic canvas material, these stylish shoes are perfect for tiny toes.

toms

Converse: Converse Shoes are perfect for the skinny-jean wearing, future skater, no-nonsense baby! Converses are sure to give your baby’s outfit an edgy feel. Converse even adapts he BoomBoomPrints-style customization and lets you design your baby’s shoes and choose from a variety of bold colors!

converse

Crocs: Undoubtedly the most comfortable clogs around, Crocs have been re-engineered for little feet! Made from Crocs™ Croslite™ material, these shoes are non-marking, highly ventilated, and lightweight. Available in fuchsia, sea blue, and yellow.

crocs

 

Pumas: All the classic features of your go-to Puma Shoes, just shrunk down for little people! Available in numerous colors, patterns and designs. Form-fitting and lightweight, your baby is sure to be a show-stopper at the next play date!

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