option 2: homemade costumes
Many kids come in homemade costumes. Everything from Big Hero Six to a Disneyland Churro. It’s all in fun and the more creative the better.
John chose to go as characters from his favorite movie (at the time), Ratatouille. It was quite an easy costume.
The Luigi outfit was created from a chef’s hat, apron and coat from Amazon (Hint: the real kids apron cost less than the costume one). Then we added a stuffed Remy. Voila! Luigi it was.
Dress like a not so like likely character: Luigi and Remy
My husband tossed around the idea of joining in with the chef theme. In keeping with the cooking theme he was thinking the Muppets Swedish Chef. But in the end chickened out.
But don’t be scared to be original and use what is around it. It is all in fun.
Another year it was a Disney Railroad Conductor. A pair of overalls, a safety lantern and a conductor hat is all you need.
Use clothes from the closet. Disney Railroad Engineer.
Technically this idea is ok for younger kids at the park but I probably would not recommend it. But it is oh so cute and perfect for neighborhood trick or treating.
Take a whole bunch of spare boxes and create your own TestTrack car. It really isn’t as hard as you think. Just a bit of patience and a lot of hot glue (turns out duct tape is not great for making cardboard box cards).
What other ideas can you find laying around the house?