Brielle celebrated her 1st Halloween when she was 3 months old. I didn’t want to go too crazy on a costume, because she was still basically in newborn clothes and I knew she would be sitting in a carrier the whole time anyway.
I got some inspiration to do a DIY old lady costume and with a few things we had around the house and a trip to Hobby Lobby, she ended up with a great costume.
Here’s what you will need:
Carter’s makes a lot of these sets which can be bought at any of their stores or Target, Kohls, Walmart, wherever Carters brand clothes are sold.
I ordered leg warmers from Amazon, but even basic socks would work.
Tight knit hat that you don’t mind ruining
The ones they give you from the hospital work great! That’s what we used, you just have to stretch it out while you’re gluing because otherwise it will stick too much and not expand over her head.
I got these from Hobby Lobby and they worked great. I used the 1 inch ones and thought those were a perfect size. They had different sizes from 1/4″ and up. I imagine cotton balls would work well also.
Hot glue gun
To glue the pom poms onto the knit hat. Make sure they are close enough together, but spread out the hat so it doesn’t stick.
Mardi Gras Beads
To tie/glue on to the glasses frame. You should able to find these at a dollar store or party store.
This was the hardest to find that would fit on my baby’s face. I didn’t want to buy expensive glasses just to pop out the lenses, so these ones I found at a dollar store and they are child/adult size. They are a bit big, but stayed on for the most part over the wig since it was much bigger.
I added a little coffee mug for the photo shoot and you could add shoes as well. It would probably be easier if your baby is a little bigger and can sit up. Enjoy costume making!
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