First Halloween is always special, you get to dress your little one in cute outfits and click several pictures to reminisce later. I bought my 5 month old son 4-5 costumes from the store to try and see what suits him best. But of course he was extremely uncomfortable in all of them and kept fussing. (Now I think a simple onesie costume would have worked best )
So just a day before Halloween last year (2016) I decided to make this cute Popcorn costume for my son to create a look that matches the entire family. I definitely felt it was more practical for our First Family Halloween outing..
While some moms blow my mind by putting hours to building outrageous costumes, I can tell you there are tons of ideas for creative DIY baby costumes that you can pull off with a little imagination, some basic crafting skills. I believe a baby carrier costume is the best solution if you plan to leave the house for trick or treating. Your baby is cozy and snug against you and you have your hands free!
This DIY popcorn costume is perhaps the cheapest and easiest of ALL the costumes to make!
Cut, glue, wear. BA-BAM!
- 5-6 sheets of White and Red felt
- Glue gun
- Thread and needle
- Baby carrier
- A baby bonnet or cap
- White infant and adult clothing
- Matching adult shoes optional
- Red bow ties
- 1 red or white apron
- Real popcorn
The steps are extremely simple.
Wear your baby in the carrier and measure the length and breadth to decide how many white felt sheets you will need to glue together to make the base.
Cut Red felt into thin stripes and glue them on the white felt base.
For the popcorn alphabets I drew the letters with a pencil on the felt and cut them out. You can use stencils too.
Glue the red alphabets on a rectangular strip of white felt that cover the top part of the base of the costume.
Stitch the felt base loosely with the carrier
Glue real popcorn on a bonnet or baby cap
And lastly, don’t forget to dress your fur baby in a hot dog outfit to complete the Family Costume !
Happy Trick or Treating!!
22 thoughts on “My Last Minute Family Halloween Costume You can DIY! ”
That is just the cutest idea ever. I think you guys must have TOTALLY rocked Halloween last year in those awesome costumes.
Thanks Robin for your kind words. So excited for Halloween this year !
This is great! It makes it so much easier to be able to use the carrier with your costume. I’m 37 weeks pregnant so I think i’m going to just slap some paint on my stomach this year and be done Lol.
Wow congrats to you ! I am sure you will rock it
This is the CUTEST! I love all the babywearing friendly costumes!
They are so convenient keep your hands free
Such an adorable idea! I still need to put my costume together, love getting inspiration!
OMG love this! Adorable idea and unique! Love that your dog even got in on the action!
Oh my goodness, I never thought about popcorn! You have some of the cutest ideas ever! I love them.
It is nice that you include your little bag of popcorn in the family costume. We never did family cstumes but it is a great idea to show spirit and togetherness.
This popcorn costume is absolutely adorable. I like how easy it is to make. It is very practical and you don’t have to worry about your baby being uncomfortable.
You are all so adorable. Thank hot dog costume made my doggies jealous. Wait til you see theirs on Thursday!
I’ve seen this one done a few times. It’s a favourite of mine.
Oh my goodness this is so freaking cute! I especially love the hot dog costume, your family is gorgeous!
That is really super cute costume for the movie lover in all of us and what a great idea to wear the baby to make things easy! You guys look great!
I have never made my own costume before, but I love the idea. These costumes are too cute!
This is a super cute idea! My mom used to make all of our costumes when I was growing up. Alas, I have always gone the store bought route, but I might have to try this! I think my kids would love it.
Hahaha, absolutely love this! Great job when it comes to creativity and love that it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Not sure why costumes are starting to cost so much. It’s one day — for fun!
This is such a cute family costume idea! It sounds like something I could do, too.
This is such a cute family costume! Love the hot dog!
You have such adorable babies(the other one’s furry). The costume was pretty cute. I’d like to make this next year since our family will be hosting a Halloween Party and hire a band from my wedding DJ. Thanks
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