I love making costumes.
I could always buy costumes for my kids for dress up and the like, but I have never done that.
Because as much as I love experimenting and creating in the kitchen, I also have so much fun coming up with costume ideas for my kids, putting their ideas into tangible form.
And I knew that a pirate costume would be super easy to do, not to mention super cheap.
|Ike in his costume. Sorry for the terrible editing job...|
Ike LOVES his costume. And I do too.
Less than 5 minute's work.
Total cost? $1.25.
So, how did I do it?
Well, I went with the idea that "pirate costumes" would be clothing of a well to do individual... whose been away at sea for a long time, doesn't have access to new clothes, so his current clothes get kind of ruined.
And then the sword and bandana.
So, what I did was go to the thrift store, and find a long tunic like shirt- it was pre-teen sized- cost me 50 cents.
Then I got a woman's brown blazer. Also 50 cents.
And a scarf. 25 cents.
With scissors, I just cut off the bottom of the shirt and sleeves, very roughly- so it looks like it was cut by a pirate's sword.
Cut off the sleeves of the blazer as well.
Tied a bandana on his head.
Gave him a pair of matching pants that he had already.
Took a toy sword from our toy shelf.
A pirate costume!
I still need to make an eye patch to make the look even more complete. That will just be a circle of black cloth, and a thin string made out of a fabric strip.
As I said super easy.
And he loves it.
Dress up and imagination play time!
Are you the type of person to buy costumes or make them? If you make them, what was your favorite homemade costume you've made? Do you tend to spend a lot of time and effort making the costumes or no?