A Little "BOO"psy Halloween! | Cute + Easy DIY Costume Ideas
The Halloween countdown has begun! Has your little ghoulie picked out their costume yet? If not, I’ve come up with a few costume ideas using pieces you can find at LB or using items you might already have. Whether you’re a DIY newbie or a seasoned crafter, you’ll be able to put a costume together that is SO cute, it's scary!
Let’s start with some classics! Nothing says “Halloween is here” like these pumpkin patch pals! With just a few basic pieces from old and new collections, you can create these costumes that double as just plain adorable fall outfits! Our ribbed tank dress makes a great base for a jack-o-lantern. Paint, sew or glue on a pumpkin face using a felt sheet from a craft store and your little styler is ready to do some carving. You can also layer this dress over a long sleeve one piece or pocket tee for extra warmth. And this not-so-scary scarecrow is and adorable corn maze outfit!
Who’s ready for a photoshoot at the pumpkin patch?!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to costumes that involve an all black look. Not only are the two above super cute, they’ll keep your little monster warm while trick or treating on Halloween night. The skeleton uses our two way zip romper in the color black and our knit beanies with two color options. To get the bones on the romper, I’d suggest using fabric paint in a white color (or something that glows in the dark!) and hand painting them on. You could also cut out the bone shapes out of felt squares from the craft store and either hand sew or hot glue them on. The same goes for the skull beanie, it all depends on the look you’re going for.
And there’s nothing unlucky about this cute kitty look! This look is created using our long sleeve tee, ribbed leggings and knit beanie all in the black. Sew felt ears on the beanie, (or find a pair of cat ears on a headband at your local costume store) turn a ribbon or a necklace into a collar and voila! Your little kitten has the puuuuurfect costume for your Halloween festivities. Just add some whiskers and a tail and you’re good to go!
This one might be my favorite! How cute would it be to make this a family costume, with mom or dad as the gardener or florist with your little blossoms!! If you managed to snag some items from our Strawberry kiwi collection this summer, the vibrant kiwi color makes the PERFECT stem of a flower. The Flower head beanies take a little more dedication, but should still be relatively simple. I’d suggest cutting petals out of felt squares from your craft store of choice (maybe even layer two petals together to make them thicker and help them stand up.) and sew each petal around the beanies seam. Or glue the petals onto a headband, and wear it with or without the beanie, too cute!!
Last but certainly not least, I thought I’d close out this list with an all time classic. The Wizard of Oz has the potential to be the ultimate family costume with all the fun characters to choose from. I’ve put together three looks inspired by three of my personal favorite characters! Dorothy uses LB’s flutter dress in the light wash color, layered over our flutter sleeve one piece in white to create an extra girl puff sleeve look. I’ve also included a pair of baby blue socks from the Conor 3-pack that are almost identical to the one’s she wears in the movie, all you need is a pair of ruby red slippers and your little munchkin can skip down that yellow brick road.
If you managed to snag any of our terry cloth pieces in the cinnamon color, I think it makes the perfect cowardly lion base or any cuddly animal really! And finally, Oz would not be complete without the Wicked Witch of the West. This witchy ensemble is made with our ribbed tank dress layered over another flutter sleeve one piece, both in black. I’ve also paired this look with a pair of socks from our Kiwi 3-pack in honor of the Witch’s iconic skin tone. Just add a hat and a broom and you’re ready to take flight this halloween night!
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Written by Noël Nephew