I am a mom of 2 kids and wife to an amazing red head. I love Jesus with all my heart and strive to make my life a reflection of Him. I'm a photographer, a busy body who can't sit still, and a girl who's traveled to 21 different countries but wants to see so much more. I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes whose goal is provide HOPE and HOME to Africa's orphans and vulnerable children. I'm also the writer behind my personal blog, I Believe In Love where I share my travel adventures, my photography, and creativity.

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DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

I used the word “Halloween” in the title, but admittedly, we don’t actually celebrate Halloween by trick or treating door to door.  We do, however, attend a couple of fall carnivals where the kids enjoy dressing up.  There’s been talk in the house of this year’s costumes.  As I’ve scoured the internet for ideas, there have been some great finds out there…

Bedbug from Family Fun


Paper Doll from Family Fun


Lego Costume from Country Living


Raining Cats & Dogs Costume from Real Simple


Beehive from Martha Stewart


Snowman from Legendary Halloween


Baby Octopus from Better Homes & Garden


Owl Costume from Alpha Mom


Tinkerbell from I Believe In Love


Bubble Bather from Family Fun


Cotton Candy Costume from Coolest Homemade Costumes


Spaghetti and Meatballs from Parenting


Do you have your costumes picked out yet?  Do you like to go handmade or buy at the store?

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  2. Emma Rae Curtis 02/21/2012 at 6:47 pm

    Those are truly some amazing ideas! I might have to steal one for my kid this year. Very cool.

  3. Best Power Tools 01/05/2012 at 8:11 pm

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  7. Mamamax 10/15/2011 at 10:12 am

    Love your ideas… I think the raining cats & dogs one is just too cute! Might try that with my 3-year old twins (who are reluctant to get dressed up in anything too restrictive, but would jump at the chance to twirl one of those bad boys!). I’ve already made a costume for my eldest (who is utterly Lego obsessed) … he’s going as Sensei Wu! A lego ninjago character, or so I was reliably informed! Check out my attempt at a homemade costume! http://mamawithideas.blogspot.com/2011/10/sensei-who-no-sensei-wu-duh.html

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  9. Heather 09/29/2011 at 8:41 am

    I love the paper doll, so cute and clever! My son didn’t care for the lego costume(although he’s a major lego fan) but it gave him the idea to dress as lego “Bob”. Any suggestions for a cylindicular head are much appreciated. Thanks for the ideas!

  10. CoolPlaygroundMommy 09/28/2011 at 3:51 pm

    My absolute fav is the bed bug!! Classic! A 2nd close is the raining cats and dogs.