by Lyn Lomasi; Co-owner of Brand Shamans & Write W.A.V.E. Media
Does your child need something fun to dress up as for Halloween - at the very last minute? Try a homemade baby costume. All you need are a few items from around the house to complete the look. You may not even need a trip to any store, which is good if you're in a rush.
Gather the necessary materials. To make a homemade baby costume for kids you'll need a white sheet or piece of fabric, large safety pins, long johns or footie pajamas, slippers, red or pink makeup, and any baby accessories (baby bottle, pacifier, etc).
Have your child put on long johns, footie pajamas, or sweatpants and a sweatshirt. To start the baby look, this outfit will be the first step. If your child has none of these, just try to find something similar. The goal is to find an outfit that covers them completely. If you have something skin tone color, that's even better.
Make your child's face look like a baby's. Take some pink or red blush to accent your child's face. Create rosy baby cheeks by drawing circles around the cheeks and filing them in. Applying petroleum jelly to the face beforehand will help prevent itching and will also hold the makeup longer. Pink or red lipstick can add to the baby look.
Next, fashion a diaper. Remember how to put on a cloth diaper? That's how you are going to attach the sheet to your child to create the baby diaper look. Don't remember? You can always watch this online video tutorial for folding a cloth baby diaper onto a baby. Be sure to pin in the proper places to hold the diaper in place long enough for Halloween festivities. You can't have the baby costume coming apart before the fun is over. Also, be sure that your child knows how to detach and reattach the pretend diaper for restroom purposes.
Add accessories to your kid's homemade baby costume. You can use whatever you have lying around. Here are some ideas. Attach a baby pacifier to the front of your child's clothing. If you have a pacifier clip handy, that makes it easy. You can fasten a baby bottle to your child's wrist by tying it to a bracelet. This is easier for carrying purposes. This way, your child's free to have fun without worrying about holding the baby bottle. You can also pin on paper shapes of diaper pins, baby bottles, numbers, letters, and pacifiers. If your child has one of those baby bottle piggy banks, that doubles as an accessory and trick-or-treat candy container.
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