Ruby’s First Halloween—DIY Style!

Every Halloween I find myself in the same dilemma: I want my kids to experience all the fun and magic of the holiday, but I have a hard time shelling out $30+ on a costume they’ll most likely never wear again. With 4 kiddos all in need of a costume, I’ve decided it’s time to break the mold of expensive store bought costumes and flex my crafty muscles! For sweet Ruby’s first Halloween, we’re going the DIY route! I love knowing that not only will we be saving so much cash, but we’re also creating a special memory for this very special Halloween. Today I’m sharing how I created Rubes’ quick and easy Black Widow costume for under $10! Watch the video for a step-by-step on creating this costume in under 30 minutes.

What are your littles going to be for Halloween? Do you DIY, buy new, or even go the thrift store route?! Share your ideas in the comments below!



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  1. Nikki - October 27, 2016

    Thrift store! Found but light year, a cheerleader and a mermaid. Can’t even tell they are used!

  2. Cecilia - October 28, 2014

    We have a candy theme going this year–all DIY. The two Dachshunds are going to be Tootsie Rolls. My oldest son is a vending machine, my middle son is a Twix bar and the youngest son will be whatever is the fastest candy I can make. I’m not done with anything!

  3. Allison - October 28, 2014

    i love the costume. You did great job on it heidi

  4. Diana - October 28, 2014

    Its my first time taking my three kiddos for halloween and only spent $14 !! Went to thrift store for customes and the doller store for some accessories. For my first time i think i did an awesome job saving! Because like you said they only wear it once 🙂

  5. Tonia - October 28, 2014

    This year my son wanted to go to a Halloween party as Olaf from Frozen. In Australia, there is no such thing as an Olaf costume that can be bought at the shops so I had no choice but to make him one. It’s amazing what an old bathrobe, baseball cap and cricket pants can be turned into!

    Here is a pic of the final product.

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