Ghosts of Halloween Costumes Past

Sometimes finding the best inspiration can be just from looking to the past. People gain inspiration from vintage decor and fashion all of the time, why not let that same inspiration happen with Halloween costumes?

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I know it sounds silly, but I have always loved dressing up for Halloween. I think it is because my mom always made it a point to make Halloween special. She always helped in classroom parties and made our costumes. That love of Halloween really rubbed off on me as I grew up.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to take a look back at some of my favorite costumes from Halloweens in the past and hope that they can inspire you this Halloween! I can’t believe how many of these costumes are coming back in style too!  [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

It is officially the time of year that I look forward to each and every year. When I first started making my family costumes, I didn’t mean to create the no sew theme that I did. But I am sure glad that I didn’t start out by sewing every costume because that would have never lasted! If you are new around these parts, this is the 5th year that I have created a new sew costume for my daughter. We end up having a family theme with all of us, but I usually just share the tutorial for her costume. I will be sharing our entire family look later, but today I am excited to show you my very own little Ninja Turtle! Here is my DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

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This costume was not only easy to make, but it was so fun too! The best part was definitely putting it on my daughter and seeing her instantly turn into a ninja. Its like she literally thought she was a Ninja Turtle!

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Obviously this costume would be pretty easy to turn into a boy’s costume as well. Just don’t include the tutu and the sparkly fabric and you are good to go! Just follow along with the instructions below to create your very own little half shell hero! [Read more…]

Inexpensive Halloween Costume Ideas

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I just love this time of year! I love seeing what Halloween costumes are popular and what families choose to dress up as together. The problem is that Halloween costumes can get pretty expensive! Even when you choose to DIY a costume, you could be spending more than you were anticipating on a Halloween costume. I found several great options to have both an awesome costume and still be able to have some room in your wallet. Here are some great, inexpensive Halloween costume ideas!

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No Sew Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume from Wreck it Ralph

Choosing our family Halloween costume each year is quite the debate. The last two years haven’t been too bad, but this year it was much more difficult because 3 1/2 year olds seem to change their minds every 5 minutes! Eventually, we narrowed it down to being Minions, Wreck it Ralph characters, or Powerpuff Girls characters. It took a long time to decide, but we finally decided on Wreck it Ralph characters! I kind of love that we are going with this theme for a few reasons… 1. I love this movie and I don’t think it got the love that it deserves. 2. This movie is a few years old and there aren’t going to be a million other people dressed like us. 3. This Vanellope Von Schweetz costume is out. of. CONTROL! After we decided what we were going to be, I asked my daughter about the Vanellope Von Schweetz costume and that is when I realized that she wasn’t thinking about the hoodie that Vanellope wears 99% of the time in the movie, she was thinking of the Vanellope Von Schweetz princess dress that she wears for about 30 seconds in the entire movie! So, I mapped it all out and made it happen. Introducing the Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume!

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Isn’t this thing out of control? Here is a look at what the actual dress looks like in the movie, just for reference…

Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

I think one of my biggest challenges was to [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

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I am so excited to show you what has turned into my annual tradition… a DIY no sew Halloween costume! I didn’t intend for it to turn into a tradition necessarily, but I love that it did! Here is a look back at the costumes from 2012 and 2013.

No Sew Baby Owl Costume No Sew Elmo Costume

Now for this year… The DIY No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume!

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I love seeing her grow up year after year in these costumes!

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

This Minnie Mouse costume was crazy easy to make and much less time consuming than the costumes from the costumes of years past.

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 Here is what you will need to make this costume… [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Elmo Halloween Costume

I am excited to be a part of the Really Awesome Handmade Costume Series with C.R.A.F.T. this year! Did you know that she has another website called Really Awesome Costumes that is full of the coolest costumes you’ve ever seen? She does! If you need to find a great DIY costume for yourself, your kids, your husband, etc. that is the place to look! The costume I am about to share will be featured on there tomorrow!

Well, here is the moment we have all been waiting for. Little girl’s costume for the year….

No Sew DIY Elmo Costume on www.girllovesglam.com #halloween #tutorial #sesamestreet

Elmo! Or as she would say it… “Melmo!” A few victories with this costume include… The fact that she recognizes it as Elmo. It costed less to make than the store bought Elmo costumes. It is 1000000000% cuter than the store bought Elmo costumes. It was will keep her warm during the freezing Idaho Halloween. It was totally no sew!

To make your own (not including the headband, that tutorial is under this one), you need…

Elmo Costume Supplies

*Red long sleeved shirt

*Red sweat pants

*Red fleece (buy it with your craft store coupon!)

*Fabric scissors

*Flexible stretch fabric glue

Fleece Fringe

First, the fleece into strips about 2-3 inches wide. Cut those strips into fringes. I folded the strips over a few times so I didn’t have to cut so many fringes.

Homemade Elmo Costume

Lay out the shirt and pants and glue the fringe onto it. Overlap the fringe just a little bit as you work your way up. Make sure to cover every part of the clothing with fringe. I put a cereal box in the shirt so that the glue wouldn’t go through the shirt onto the other side. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.

Now, onto the headband.

Elmo Headband

For the Elmo headband you need…

Elmo Headband Supplies

*Red hackle pad (you can usually find these at craft stores)

*Red headband

*Black felt

*Orange felt

*White felt

*Fabric scissors

*Hot glue

How to make an Elmo headband

Find round objects in your house that you can trace to make the perfect sizes for the eyes and nose. Trace them onto the felt and cut them out. The nose is a little more oval, but you can cut the circle and just cut a little bit off the sides to make it more of an oval shape.

Elmo Headband Tutorial

Take all of the shapes and glue them onto the hackle pad. Glue the hackle pad onto the headband and let it dry.

Once you finish that, you are done! Your little munchkin can now dress up as that lovable red, furry monster!

DIY Elmo Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween!

We dressed as Sesame Street characters as a family with our little Elmo!

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For Cookie Monster, we just purchased a blue shirt and blue beanie. I cut out felt eyes and a glued them to the hat. For my Big Bird costume, we actually borrowed it from an incredibly talented neighbor! The costume would be insanely simple to recreate though. The dress was made of yellow fleece and was literally just a straight seam up the side and yellow boas glued to the collar and along the bottom. The socks were dyed orange because she couldn’t find any orange knee socks when she made the costume. To make the headband, she stuffed a circular piece of fleece for the head. She took a cereal box, cut it apart, and rolled it into the shape of a beak and then glued yellow fabric over it. She glued it onto the head. The eyeballs were tennis balls with black felt glued to them. She glued it all onto a headband and added some feathers to the top of it for detail. It was so sweet of her to let me borrow it!

If you happened to miss out on her handmade Hedwig the owl costume from last year, check it out too! I used a lot of the same concepts on both costumes! Super easy!

No Sew Owl Costume