What are Your DIY Halloween Costume Ideas?

It’s October–officially time to start thinking about Halloween! What costumes have you created in the past? Do you have any DIY costume ideas for yourself, your baby, or your kids? What about homemade maternity Halloween costumes? Let us know in the comments and we’ll highlight our favorites in a future post. Stay tuned!

The ever-popular bandit and swimming bear!

The Saturday Question: What are Your Best DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Baby?

Last year we had some DIY Halloween costume ideas. For Audrey’s first Halloween, I dressed her in $2 pajamas and a homemade hat and called her a pumpkin. My sister-in-law carved holes in the side of an actual pumpkin and plopped her baby inside. (Now there’s a Halloween costume that’s actual compostable!) What are your quick, easy, eco-friendly do-it-yourself Halloween costume ideas?
baby with organic pumpkins

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids and Babies

You could spend hundreds of dollars on an organic free-trade toxin-free biodegradable Halloween costume–or you could just make one yourself.  Do-it-yourself Halloween costumes (formerly called “last-minute Halloween costumes” or “lazy parents’ Halloween costumes”) may seem like the latest thing in green parenting, but really they’ve been around for years. 

Keep in mind that I’m not talking about a lovingly handmade Halloween costume that takes hours hunkered over the sewing machine.   I’m talking about ransacking the house for interesting odds and ends, putting them all on your child, and winding up with a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume that requires no raw materials.

Here are some ideas that I may or may not have tried on myself or my child:
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