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5 Easy Costume Day Ideas For Your Little One

Are you looking for do-it-yourself ideas for your child’s dress-up day in school? Read on for some costume day inspiration from today’s featured mom!

costume day

Today’s featured mom is Bahrain-based Mama Mariel. She and her husband love to make DIY costumes for their kid’s costume days in school. The couple wanted their boy Titan to enjoy school so they go “all out” every time they create his outfits. Titan’s parents like using recycled and reusable materials that can be found in their own home. They also used foam to make the costume lightweight and easy to cut. Let’s check out some of the cool costumes they have made:

  1. Matador (Mr. Spain) Costume

Spain Costume
Mr. Spain

For International Day, Titan dressed up as a matador/ Mr. Spain.  First, Mama Mariel and her husband used an old black coat and pants and sewed some red ribbon on the sides. They used foam to make the hat. Finally, they added string and pompoms to make it fun.

2. Mr. Tickle Costume

Mr. Tickle
Mr. Tickle Costume with Mama Snow White

For Titan’s school’s  Book Character Day, he dressed up as Mr. Tickle. His parents used foam to make the body of Mr. Tickle. They attached plastic straws on the arms so that Titan could hold them and make them wiggle. Awesome! (Mama Mariel dressed up as Snow White. Titan’s lucky that his mom teaches at his school.)

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3. Spider Costume

Bug Costume
Spider Costume


Titan dressed up as a spider for Minibeast Day. The spider’s body and legs were made of foam. Titan’s mom and dad cut out only six legs because the last pair was Titan’s arms. How clever!

4. Hell Boy Costume

Hell Boy
Hell Boy Costume

This one was for Halloween. First, Titan’s dad formed a hand and a tail from the old stuffing of a mattress. Then, he painted it red and added the details. Pretty cool, huh?

5. Grasshopper Costume

Grasshopper Costume
Grasshopper Costume

This one was for Minibeast Day. It was made out of foam. Mariel’s husband added shadings to give a 3-D effect. Then, he cut up a green plastic ball in half for the eyes. Velcro was used to make the suit easy to wear and easy to remove, like a vest. This one’s my favorite. How about you?

Are you a parent who likes making DIY outfits for your child? How did you make them? Or are you like me who goes for store-bought ones? Where do you usually buy them? I would love to read your ideas in the comments section!

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Hannah Carmela is the creator of Bellissimamma. She is a mama with a mission: to uplift, empower, and validate women by sharing her stories of self-love and joyful motherhood.


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  1. My daughter has so many costume days at her school so these are helpful, thanks! That grasshopper though, omg so cute 🙂

  2. Karla says:

    The spider was my most favorite of this grouping. It could be used for Halloween as well. I love the creativity of each.

  3. i am lucky my kids have been doing their costumes themselves (no-stitch costumes) for a few years now (they are 15 and 12 years old) – they love the concept of coming up with ideas and making it..

  4. Meagan says:

    These are great ideas and I love book inspirations!

    1. Thank you, Meagan!

  5. Such cute ideas ! I love the grasshopper 🙂

  6. These costumes are all so very cute! I love when little ones can play dress up no matter what time of year.

  7. Wow, those costumes are brilliant and don’t even look homemade. I wish I was good at things like this. No matter how ‘easy’, I always make a mess of it. Haha!

  8. These are absolutely adorable! Super simple too!

  9. I have totally lucked out. My kids don’t wear costumes to school. We apparently save all of our creativity for spirit week.

  10. What great ideas. Far too often I am trying to piece something together at the last minute.

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