I am not that crafty with a sewing machine, but I like to think I can throw something together if my kids got some great imaginative ideas for costumes. One year my son wanted to be a …. and since this is a video game character, there were none of these costumes in the store. So i started my search for the parts and pieces at local thrift stores. I found the black overalls, but they were women’s (shhhh don’t tell him), I had to alter them to fit. Then I picked up the gloves, hard hat and shirt too. I made knee pads and the patch on the arm. My son was thrilled to be his favorite video game character.
That was also the year my daughter broke her leg. Being only 4 at the time meant she couldn’t use crutches, and her cast was a full leg cast. So momma made her an angel and had her in a “cloud” aka: jogger stroller. The stroller was actually how we transported her for the next 6 weeks. It was easier and frankly cheaper than renting a wheelchair.
Here are a few resources for Homemade Costume Ideas:
Parenting – Easy Homemade Costumes (I’m loving the Rubik’s cube!)
And if you’re feeling ambitious you can check out Martha Stewarts Handmade Costume Ideas. I’m partial to the “no sew” ones!