Last year, my son announced that he did not want to dress up for Halloween, that he was “too old.” He was 10, and I suppose he was a little influenced by friends with older siblings who said they were over it.
So of course two days before Halloween he changed his mind and wanted a costume. Ahem.
I told him the same thing I would have said October 1st, it has to be easy and not cost much. That’s how we do Halloween costumes around here. We ended up with this Stick Figure Costume:
- white long-sleeved tshirt (we already had one, but check thrift stores if you need to buy one)
- white long pants (we used an old pair of Tae Kwon Do pants)
- black washi or painter’s tape
- white posterboard
- black permanent marker
- sunglasses (optional)
For the head, cut a large circle out of the posterboard, then draw the face and cut out eye holes (be safe if your child will be walking around at night!). We taped the face to an old pair of sunglasses with the lenses popped out. This way, he could easily take the face on & off, and we didn’t have to do an elastic around his head. Add the tape to the shirt and pants.
It couldn’t be easier! And it certainly fit our budget. He got a huge response by both kids and adults as we trick-or-treated in our neighborhood. He was glad he decided to join in the fun.
Looking for more fun, frugal Halloween costumes? Take a look at my Happy Halloween Pinterest board or these frugal DIY Costumes from Halloweens past:
Stick Figure Costume is linked up to Thrifty Thursday at Living Well Spending Less, Thrifty Thursday at The Thrifty Couple, Inspire Me Wednesday at seventhirtythree, Show & Tell at Gingerly Made, Share It Link Party at The Winthrop Chronicles, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House, Show & Tell at Snap!, Fluster’s Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster, Inspiration Monday at i should be mopping the floor, Type A Parent Linkup, The SITS Girls, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, and the Creative Collection Link Party at Craftomaniac.