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Sunday, September 15, 2013

21 Children’s Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes

21 Children's Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes

School has started, which means it's probably time to talk Halloween costumes.  Give your little one something to get excited about with These super clever DIY options.
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First Harold And The Purple Crayon

The whole family can get in on this one. Full bonus points for grandparents getting in on it, too.

Second The Lorax

Early Mama's handmade Lorax costume  even includes a Truffula Tree. Dr. Seuss characters are a staple costume, but would not it be nice to give  The Cat In The Hat  and the rest this year?

3rd The Pigeon

This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for any Mo Willems fan.  Designing Mom Jenn's crazy clever  Do not Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! costume  .

4th Harry Potter

Of course Harry Potter is on the list.  Patti Milazzo's tutorial  is one of the best DIY versions out there, and it would be easy to adapt for a Hermione or Ron costume, too. She even made ​​the sweater. That's real dedication to your kids, people.

5th If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

If you have two kids to dress up this year (of any age), and Laura Numeroff's series is the talk of your household, then  this simple Instructables DIY costume  is a winner for even the busiest Families.

6th Pete The Cat

Library Safari  shared this perfect  Pete The Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes  costume. Who would not love a 4 'tall blue cat with a guitar? No one who loves happiness, that's who.

7th Madeline

If you have good sewing skills and a love for Those twelve little girls in two straight lines, try  Simple Simon & Co. 's gorgeous take  on Madeline's classic French schoolgirl outfit.

8th The Paper Bag Princess

Robert Munsch's awesome feminist princess is such a great go-to costume if you have brown kraft paper lying around. I made ​​my own version when I was a teacher, but this one from  Pan's Cosplay  is a little sturdier and much, much cuter.

9th The Very Hungry Caterpillar

You have not really been through parenthood if you can not name everything that gluttonous caterpillar ate through on Saturday. The Craft Nest's  cheap and adorable version is just the thing for your very hungry trick or treater.

10th Percy Jackson

Possibly the easiest costume on this list to create, this one has tons of impact for your  Lightning Thief  fans. Here,  the Jared Johnson Fam  fashioned and felt minotaur horn, but you could also add a pen and some cardstock lightning bolts covered in neon paint or glitter.

11th Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola's famous version of the "Grandma Witch" with the magic pasta pot could not be easier to transform into a costume. This version from Rafael Concepcion  was put together from clothes you probably already have in your closet. Give your little one a pot filled with yarn spaghetti, and you've made ​​the perennial witch costume into something way more interesting.

12th Olivia

Olivia the pig is a total diva, in the best way possible. It takes a certain kind of sass to pull off a red tutu. If your confident, outgoing, and chatty little girl is a fan, this version from  The Train to Crazy  might just be the costume for games this year.

13th Ladybug Girl

If Olivia Is not a big deal in your house but Ladybug Girl is, rest assured that you can still see a red tutu in action this Halloween. Add some felt wings and make your own headband like  Caitlin's Project Life did , and you're good to go.

14th Pippi Longstocking

If you're wondering what to do with that denim jumper that's a little too short for your daughter already (thank you, growth spurts!), stick on some striped leggings under it and  follow Make's tutorial  for Pippi braids.

15th Peter Pan

Make It & Love It  has a simple tutorial for this sweet Peter Pan costume. Easy and made ​​of fleece, so your trick or treater will stay warm well into the night.

16th The Hobbit

Thrift store finds were transformed into this Hobbit costume  featured on Costume Works , and the result is pretty epic.

17th Alice in Wonderland

Alice costumes are popular every year, but taking a cue from  Misha Lulu  and making a cardboard box into a house takes it to a whole other level. Add a snack cake with "EAT ME" written on it, and you've got Giant Alice. Go big or go home.

18th Captain Underpants

This mom  dyed white thermal underwear, sewed a pillow into the belly, added a few other details, and voilà. Your kid's favorite semi-naked superhero in a (hopefully!) school-appropriate costume.

19th The  Where the Wild Things Are  Monsters

Every year at the school Halloween parade there's that one overachieving mom who shows up the rest of us with gorgeous handmade costumes.  Kimball Autumn is totally that mom.  And if you take inspiration from her quadruplets' costumes, this year it could be you.

20th Hiccup The Viking

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar  nailed this  How To Train Your Dragon  costume. Using fluffy toilet seat covers. Parenting win!

21st Astrid the Viking

And if you have an Astrid fan in the house,  Problem of Audience and Purpose  has got you covered.
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