Grace finally decided what she wants to be for Halloween this year and so I'm trying to start figuring out their costumes. Last year was the last time I got to decide what they wore without input and I think they were adorable as Jessie and Woody from Toy Story.
I have a very hard time spending much money on costumes they're going to wear for a couple of hours. Plus, Disney character costumes can easily run you $30 each for the basic version. So I decided to make Grace's costume myself. I thought I'd share how I did it. The best part? There's absolutely no sewing involved!
Shirt: I found a plain white long sleeved polo shirt at Walmart. I cut the yellow cuff and shirt shapes out of a thick yellow felt I found at Hobby Lobby and used a red glitter pen to add the details to the cuff and shirt. I tried to use stick on velcro to attach the shirt pieces, but found that they didn't stick to the shirt fabric very well. I ended up using glue dots and they held perfectly. I added a few white ribbon loops to the cuffs and used glue dots again to add them to her shirt.
Pants: I found a cow print fabric at Hobby Lobby cheap and cut out two long panels to attach to the front of a pair of her regular jeans. I used safety pins to attach them so that I wouldn't ruin the jeans.
Hat: I was hoping to find a red foam hat but after several shopping trips, all I could find was brown. So I bought a brown foam hat from Dollar Tree and decided to paint it red. I used a foam brush and painted several coats of bright red acrylic paint to match the color of Jessie's hat. To create the lacing effect, I used a hole punch to create holes about an inch apart all the way around the brim. I laced thin white ribbon through each hole and tied it off in the back. I used glue dots to attach a thick white ribbon around the base (it's hard to get it even but keep trying!)
Add a pair of cowboy boots (or brown shoes in our case) and your little Jessie is ready for Trick-or-Treat! I spent a grand total of $10 on the entire costume!
What will your kids be for Halloween this year?
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