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Thursday, October 23, 2014

DIY Kids Halloween Costumes As Seen on TV 20 Detroit

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Mom Among Chaos on TV20.
We once again had the opportunity to be on the TV20 Detroit morning news. We brought our daughters along to show off our easy, do-it-yourself Halloween costumes. The girls are dressed up as Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, a nerd, Elsa from Frozen, and Skelita from Monster High. Watch the video on YouTube.


Many of the items for the costumes may already be in your closet. If not, then they can be bought inexpensively at a thrift store.

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Keira as Wyldstyle.
For Wyldstyle you need a black hooded sweatshirt. This one is from Target. Then you add some pink & blue duct tape. For the final touches add freckles with eyeliner and put some streaks in her hair. These hair clips came from Meijer.


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Faith as a nerd.
For the nerd costume Faith wore a blue plaid skirt with a solid color top. The thrift store has skirts for .99 cents each. She added a mustache patterned tie and glasses from Five Below. Everything in the store is priced from $1-$5.


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Rylie as Elsa from the movie "Frozen".
For the Elsa costume there are many options. My daughter, Rylie, wanted a sparkly blue costume. You could also make it blue and white. I bought 2 rolls of plain blue tulle & 1 roll of glitter tulle from Michaels craft store. The tulle sells for $2.99-$3.99. Watch for 40% off coupons & buy one, get one free sales. I used the tulle to make a no sew skirt. You can use any size of elastic for the waistband of the tutu. 
First, measure around the waist and length of your child's legs. My 8 year old daughter needed 26.5 inches in length. Then you double that measurement before you cut the tulle. You fold the tulle in half. Next, you make a slip knot over the elastic. Keep doing that all the way around. 
If you have a sewing machine or if you can hand sew, like me, then you can attach the tutu to the bottom of a shirt.
For a cape you can sew the glitter tulle to the back of the shirt and along the sleeves. I added in snowflake ornaments from Dollar Tree.
Another option is using an already made cape. We have a nice light blue one from the Super Run in Ann Arbor, MI. It is made by SuperflyKids.
Emma as Elsa.
Here is another lovely Elsa dress that my friend, Lisa, came up with. It is a child's blue dress from the thrift store, along with the sleeves from a white lace women's shirt. Then sew a lace curtain or tablecloth on for the train.


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Katelyn as Skelita Monster High doll.
For the Skelita Monster High doll you need to wear a cute, colorful outfit. Having a bone or skull design is a plus. I found a cool skull shirt at Target for only $5.99. I also like these skeleton pjs at Target for $9.99. We purchased white opera gloves at Meijer, which my husband drew bones on. She forgot to wear them in the video. We also added bone print knee socks. Then we applied Tulip purple hair chalk. You can order it from Amazon for about $5. It works best when the hair is damp. Finally, we did her face makeup. Make a white face for the base, colored eye circles, black eyeliner designs, & a black lipstick outline.
I like this makeup tutorial for some ideas.




We had a fun time visiting TV 20 Detroit this morning.
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From Left: Stephanie, Crystal, Faith, & Katelyn. In Front: Keira & Rylie.
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