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
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!!