We are finally done with Peter’s Halloween costume. I had mentioned that I had procrastinated with Mady’s costume this year. Unfortunately, I did the same with Peter’s. But Peter and I put our heads together and came up with a creepy crawly creature that turned out pretty cool. It’s amazing how much imagination six year-old kiddo’s can have. Peter definitely wanted to be as creepy crawly as possible. So guess what our little guy wanted to be?
Yes! You guessed it…a spider.
Mommy and big sis did not want to do anything with this costume. Spiders of any kind (even one that talks and walks like a little boy that looks familiar) is not even an option to partake with. With the girls eagerly watching us boys put the spider costume together, we all had a great time talking about how fun Halloween will be this year. We just hope the weather cooperates. It looks like rain is in the forecast. But we will keep our fingers crossed.
What great costume ideas have you come up with this year? Let us know! We can’t wait to hear what You & The Kids came up with.
We spent $15.44 on this fun HOME MADE costume. The originality and time spent together in making the costume is priceless.
What we used:
- Top and bottom black clothes @ $5.00. Did we mention that thrift store’s are our friends? We used baseball pants and a sweatshirt. Just as long as they are black and comfy.
- Black gloves, black winter cap, black socks, black shoes, which we already have.
- 1 small bag of spider webs @ $.99
- 1 black/white combo face paint @ $1.49
- 1 spider web/spider Halloween decoration @ $1.99
- 3 pairs black toddler tights @ $1.99 each
- 1 spool each of black and white thread
- 1 10 ounce bag of polyester fiber fill (we actually have this at home and use it every year)
- Cut the torso portion off from each set of tights. Stuff the six legs with polyester filling. Do not overfill where the legs are too stiff. Remember that your child will be lifting extra arms around while trick-or-treating.
- Have your child put on the black sweater. Sew three spider legs onto each side using black thread. Sew one leg directly below the arm. Sew a second leg along the seam at the very bottom of the sweatshirt. Center the third spider leg and sew in place. You now should have the three spider legs equally distributed along the one side. Do the same on the other side.
- Once all legs are sewn on, use your white thread (resembling web) to sew the spider legs to each other. We sewed two sets of two to three-inch loops along the top and bottom of each spider leg and arm. Do the same to the other set of spider legs. By doing this, the spider legs will move as each actual arm moves.
- Have your child hold their arms up as you apply the spider web to his back. You can wrap the spider web around fingers and spider legs to keep in place.
- Paint and design face with face paint. Put on black cap carefully over head without smearing your face paint art.
- Put on everything else and you too have your own real “spider man.”
Please keep in mind that this costume is very dark in color. So keep an eye on your kiddo while walking around during Halloween. Have lot’s of fun and remember…let us know how your spider costume turns out.