No Sew Willy Wonka Costume for Girls

This year’s Willy Wonka family costume theme has been my favorite family themed costume we have ever done. I loved making each of the costumes! Today, I am sharing the main man himself, Willy Wonka! Only there is a slight twist. It is a Willy Wonka costume for girls! If you missed the Wonka Bar costume and the Golden Ticket costume, check those out too!

Willy Wonka Costume for Girls

I love that my daughter is willing to dress up as a male character, but knows that I will make it feel girly enough for her personality. I just love how all of the details came together to feel like a Willy Wonka costume, but with a girl twist!  [Read more…]

Wonka Bar Costume

There is nothing that screams Willy Wonka more than a classic Wonka Bar! That is why I was excited to be a Wonka Bar in our Willy Wonka family Halloween costume theme. Yesterday, I shared the Wonka Golden Ticket costume. Today is all about the no sew Wonka Bar costume!

No Sew Wonka Bar Costume

Homemade Wonka Bar costume

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No Sew Baby Little Red Riding Hood Costume




Dressing a baby up for their first Halloween is something I truly look forward to. I was excited to come up with my own version of a baby Little Red Riding Hood costume and I am pretty much obsessed with how it turned out!

No Sew Little Red Riding Hood Costume for Baby on www.girllovesglam.com

As if the costume wasn’t cute enough, probably the greatest part about making this costume is that it doesn’t require a sewing machine! Literally the only “sewing” was putting a little stitch through the giant button. Originally, I was going to just glue it on but I didn’t want it to come off when my baby pulled on it so I decided to stitch it on. If that is all of the sewing that It takes to make my baby a costume, I will take it!

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Pretty Big Bad Wolf Girl Costume

When my five year old saw the Pottery Barn Halloween catalog, she instantly fell in love with a deer costume. She mistakenly thought it was a wolf at first and that instantly inspired this year’s family Halloween costume theme of Red Riding Hood characters. But instead of being the Big Bad Wolf, we like to think of our wolf as the Pretty Nice Wolf.

No Sew Big Bad Wolf Girl Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

This costume was incredibly easy to make. In fact, I was able to get it completely finished in less time than it takes for my 5 year old to go to kindergarten. It is a very close version of the Pottery Barn costume that she fell in love with, but I actually love the extra details we added to our costume a little more! The greatest part about it all is the fact that it is 100% no sew!

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Red Riding Hood Family Halloween Costume

It is FINALLY time for my favorite series of posts of the entire year! Our family Halloween costume! I had no idea that this would become such a tradition for me, but I look forward to creating themed costumes for my family each and every year. They still get excited about it too, but I dread the day that I have teenagers who won’t dress up in a theme with me anymore. This year, we decided to be Little Red Riding Hood characters!

Little Red Riding Hood Family Costume for Halloween on www.girllovesglam.com

The best part about all of these costumes is that they are all NO SEW! I have said it once, I will say it a million times… sewing makes me swear. I know I have been given some talents but sewing just is not one of them! So rest assured that any costumes you see on my site aren’t going to require a sewing machine.  [Read more…]

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?

Ghosts of Halloween Costumes Past on www.girllovesglam.com

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!

Easy Ninja Turtle Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

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!

Wreck it Ralph Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

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!

No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

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!

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

How to make a Minnie Mouse costume on www.girllovesglam.com

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