For Halloween this year, Max and I didn’t have plans to do much of anything. Since my parents moved the weekend before and the holiday fell on a Wednesday, we weren’t going to get too crazy with costumes or parties. However, our friends ended up hosting a housewarming party the Saturday following Halloween, and when I saw that costumes were optional, I didn’t want to be thaaat person who showed up without a costume…so I decided to make some for us to wear.
First off, I’m all about comfort. Fish nets, heels, and corsets aren’t really my thing. I’ll sub in Toms, leggings, and a T-shirt any day. Secondly, I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money. Well, with this costume, both comfort and cost were covered: I ended up spending about $25 total for both costumes! And it was a hit at the party, after people realized I wasn’t a mouse 🙂 If you’re looking for a fun costume for next year, check out the details below…besides, who doesn’t love koalas?
(We found the idea here)
What You’ll Need:
- Gray T-shirt (I get mine in a pack from Target. A cami/tank will work well, too!)
- 1 piece white felt
- 1 white boa
- 1 piece gray felt
- Gray headband
- Fabric tape or glue (tape comes off and doesn’t ruin your clothing; glue is permanent)
- Face paint
- Gray leggings
- Gray shoes
- Cut the white felt into a circle. Cut white boa to fit the outside edge of circle; tape or glue boa to felt. Tape or glue felt to T-shirt.
- Fold gray felt in half. Cut gray felt into two attached circles (think of when you cut out Valentine hearts or snowflakes) with a little section in between for headband. Cut two small pieces of the boa to make fuzzy ears and attach. Tape or glue ears onto headband.
What You’ll Need:
- 9-12 pieces of green-color felt (the more leaves, the fuller the tree!)
- Green pen
- Brown hat (I found that baby at Michael’s for $2)
- Brown T-shirt
- Brown khakis
- Brown shoes
- Trace and cut out felt into eucalyptus leave shapes (long and thin). Make sure to do varied sizes, smaller for the hat and larger for the shirt.
- Tape or glue the pieces onto the shirt and hat. You’re ready to go! 🙂