When I found out that Rachel from Sun Scholars was organizing a Halloween Costume Parade. I knew I wanted to participate. My kids love dressing up year round, so I’m eager to see all the great costume ideas that float around the internet this time of year. I’m not exactly the crafty, make-up a costume type though. So, I figured that I would participate by finding for you the best no sew costumes on the internet. You can join the parade by adding onto this post photos of any costumes that you have created (whether they involve sewing or not)!
You can find 35+ No-Sew Costumes on Parenting, my favorites were:
Red Ted Art (whose blog is full of fantastic crafty projects) came up with this adorable, non-spooky witch costume complete with tutu. For those who like literary costumes, she also has some incredible Where the Wild Things Are masks made from paper bags. And if you like simple last minute costumes, all you need is black outfits, white paper, tape, and face paint, to make her Skeleton costume.
This easy DIY Space Girl costume from 100 Directions is so creative and inexpensive.
If you want to have family themed outfits, you really should look at these Avenger costumes from Here Come the Girls. There is no tutorial but the photos are pretty self-explanatory.
Word Play House won a local prize for this amazing airplane costume.
Martha Stewart has 14 No-Sew Costumes (not all are for children):
For those with a baby, check out this very easy no sew Super Baby costume by Moms Like Me. The best part is this simple costume is made from things that you probably already have laying around the house!
This Little Mermaid costume from Reading Confetti is not only cute but simple to make.
Kids Activities Blog has an adorable The Very Hungry Caterpillar costume.
Do you have an old yellow shirt laying around? Check out this Charlie Brown shirt tutorial from All Done Monkey.
This No Sew Captain Hook costume is truly creative from Inspired by Family Magazine. (Can you believe that she made this from a T-shirt?)
Yellow Pear Photography has the cutest set of Star Wars costumes that I’ve seen. She doesn’t have detailed directions, but they all look simple. (I found Yellow Pear Photography through this wonderful list of costumes by Kids’ Stuff World.)
If you love those Star Wars costumes, you should also check out these adorable costumes by Ashley Ann Photography. They look like they involve a little sewing, so technically they don’t count for this list but I can’t resist adding them.
Real Simple has 16 easy DIY costumes (I LOVE their ideas!):
- Rocket Man (If you want this Rocket Man costume to look really awesome, you should also check out these creative jet packs made from plastic bottles by One Perfect Day.)
- Super Hero (seriously cute outfit that involves colored duct tape and a towel) For another idea on how to make a no sew cape see this great post by Toddler Approved.
- Explorer with toilet paper roll binoculars
- Pig in a Blanket
Artist costume by Southern Living
It’s hard to not to fall in love with Tip Junkie’s circus duo with her Strongest Man and Tightrope Walker combo.
Kidspot has a video tutorial for a ballerina costume.
If you want a truly creative costume, you should definitely check out this Cuckoo Clock costume that Play Dr. Mom created. She gave me permission to include a photo but you can find detailed directions on her blog.
Family Fun has a number of easy no-sew costumes including:
- Paper Doll
- Monkey Business (absolutely adorable idea)
- Little Miss Mouse
- Come Clean Washing Machine
- Zebra and Tiger
- I Love My Mummy
- Beautiful Butterfly
Rachel from SunScholars has 55+ awesome costume ideas. Some of hers require sewing but they are all worth looking at. (My personal favorite no sew costume on her list is the little boy dressed up as the older man in Up by My Favorite Things.)
Parents has a gallery of 12 easy costumes, including these great ideas:
- Basketball Player
- Beauty Queen (the directions say to sew the tutu, but the brilliant Anna from The Imagination Tree can show you how to make a no sew tutu.)
- Scuba Diver (the air tanks are oh so clever)
- Zoo Keeper
- Construction Worker
Babble has an adorable toilet paper wig, perfect for Dickens’ fans.
- Bee (supposedly this costume takes under an hour)
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Ladybug (with puppet legs!)
- Football Player
Design Dazzle has photos and links to several great ideas for easy no sew costumes. Unfortunately, some of the links are not still active, but the photos will still give you some ideas. I’m loving the Superman and Bubble Bath costumes!
Do you have two boys? What about these sweet Super Mario Brothers outfits from Instructables. (By the way, I found this costume on this amazing list of 40 DIY costumes for babies on The Kennedy Adventures!)
Inspired by Felicity has a precious no sew clown outfit.
Do you have enough ideas? This is just the beginning. Now it is time for the parade!
This Halloween costume parade is open from September 23 – November 11, 2012. You can find this parade on the following blogs:
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