It's almost Halloween!
And if you are still looking for ideas to handcraft a costume, this post is a great place to start.
As for me, I only get to make my own costume. My kids go it alone every year (since around age 4 or 5), creating their own costume with just a bit of help. Which I love. They have been all manner of magic and mischief: the classic bed sheet ghost, a headless man, a vampire, a robot, a queen, Corduroy Bear, and a kitten. (Off the top of my head.) This year we are looking forward to a shadow and an "evil fairy princess".
For you luck parents whose children actually want help with a costume (or want to make something for yourself) read one. I hope some of the links below spark your imagination. (Those with photos are my work but I've included a few favorites from elsewhere at the bottom.)
Quick tutu tutorial (leave off the fabric waistband for a no-sew version!)
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And the projects below are from elsewhere around the blogosphere. Inspiring and beautiful!A ridiculously gorgeous peacock
And to continue the bird there, some lovely swan wings
Do share other tutorials or inspiring costumes you have come upon by leaving a comment below.
Also, a tip for parents who don't want all that candy staying in the house ~ I wrote this post about the Pumpkin Fairy last year. We love her and her magic. And I mean we all love her. The kids can't wait to see what she creates.