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Halloween costume ideas (twin boys)

loucarabasi | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello everyone, I figured I received some good parenting advice here. So I’ll ask you ladies all my ?’s from now on. The wife and I are looking for a good costume for our boys (matthew and luke-27mnths).

Anyone have any good ideas that wont break the bank.

Thank you, Lou C

p.s. If anyone remembers, The wife is doing very well Now.


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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    Hi Lou, so happy to hear your wife is doing well. We just had a discussion about this on another thread. this link should take you back to the first post: http://forums.taunton.com/tp-gatherings/messages?msg=9073.1

    Altho your guys are a little older, the same kind of ideas still would apply at that very active age. Cathy

    1. loucarabasi | | #2

      Thank you dear

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        ThreadKoe | | #3

        I hope you find something useful in there. If not, ask again, I am sure I can come up with 1001 cheap and easy ideas. One year, my daughter went as a skunk! It only involved a black turtleneck, black pants, hood with ears, and a tail I made with a white stripe pinned down her back, and ears pinned to the hood. It is easy to construct something simple for only a few dollars and some imagination. Cathy

  2. damascusannie | | #4

    Hi Lou! I'm so glad things are going better! Here are some easy costumes for toddlers. Notice that most of them can be used as PJs later. If your boys are anything like my baby girls were after an evening of trick-or-treating, they were ready to crash as soon as we got home. We used to dress them as princesses or fairies in their nightgowns so that we could put them straight to bed when we got home.

    Frog: Green sweatsuit and matching cap, rubber boots (green or yellow are best) green and yellow dots with facepaint.

    Tiger: Orange sweatsuit, paint black strips with either fabric or acrylic paints, orange stocking caps with black ears, tail made from black cording, whiskers with eyebrow pencil.

    Cat/Dog: Sweatsuits in colors of choice, matching stocking caps with appropriate ears, whiskers. Stripes or spots can be painted on with fabric or acrylic paints.

    Cowboys: Plaid shirts, jeans, hats, badges

    Favorite football player: Team jersey, or sweatsuit in appropriate colors, number painted on shirt, football, helmet optional.

    Hobbits: REALLY easy, all you need are gray capes (a length of gray fabric, it doesn't even need to be edge-finished since any cloak would fray after the adventures the hobbits went through!) and one of them can wear a ring on a chain.

    Bob the Builder: construction helmets, plain shirts, overalls, clipboards.

    Annie in Wisconsin, USA
    ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
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    Edited 10/7/2008 11:54 am by damascusannie

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    artfulenterprises | | #5

    How 'bout Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee? White short sleeve dress shirts, shorts and wide striped waistband, bow ties, etc....Check out Alice in Wonderland illustrations. You could add tights or long stockings to keep little legs warm and a fun jacket with BIG buttons to keep the upper body warm.

  4. KayGV | | #6

    If the boys love cars and trucks, you can dress then in regular clothes, then use cardboard boxes decorated with paper or fabric to create the headlights, taillights, car doors, hood, and trunk. Held on with straps made from fabric or webbing, one goes over each shoulder! If it tends to slip off the shoulders, just stitch another piece of web to connect the straps on the back, just below the neckline.

    Made this way, they just step in or out. The costumes also fold easily to transport, if you need to drive your little ones from site to site.

    Halloween is about the favorite of all holidays at our house, so we can't wait ourselves!
    Happy sewing and decorating your costume!


  5. MaryinColorado | | #7

    Glad to hear your wife is doing well now!  That's wonderful! 

    Pillowcases can be painted with acrylic paints and cut open at the top for costumes too.  Also, if you cut a pillowcase down the front and make a bit of a neck opening, they make nice capes because the corners are like a shoulder seam. 

    There are so many great ideas here, that's all I can think to add.  Have fun!!!  When my kids were little I also used blanket sleepers, pj's, or sweatsuits as a costume base too.  We always try to use eyeliner pencil and makeup instead of masks for safety reasons.  Their favorite movie, tv, or Bible characters were always a big hit.  Mary

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