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!
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:
Matador (Mr. Spain) Costume
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
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
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
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
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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