Saturday

DIYP#22-Costumes

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My kids love dressing up! We normally shop a little resale shop in our town, not only for school clothes, but also for dress up accessories.

But this year, we decided to make our own costumes. My girls are going to be bopping to the 50's in their matching poodle skirts, on the arm of their brother, also known as Elvis.

I found an easy, no-sew poodle skirt instructions here. (And I mean, easy!)

Basically, buy a couple of yards of felt (I found mine for 75% off!!).

I folded the felt into a square and made two basic cuts, per instructions.

We actually pinned the waist, but you could add a snap or velcro.

I got the little fabric poodle and embellishment for a couple of dollars at Wal Mart.


And then I hot glued them on!


My son made poodle skirts for the local spiders and ants.


For Elvis, we took a white t-shirt and glued some rhinestone bling that spells out 'the king'.


We added a wig and some glasses and our icon is complete!


"Thankya, Thankyaverymuch"



To see more fabulous costumes and great ideas, visit Living Locurto!

52 comments:

Dee said...

how adorable are they?????? LOVE IT!

Amy from Texas said...

Wow! Great job, those costumes are too cute:-) Like your new look!

Carolina Mama said...

Oh that looks so fun! You did great!

Dawn said...

Very, very cute! We always made our costumes, too. Much less expensive than those poorly made store-bought ones.

I'm liking the new look of your site!

Blessings!

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

My dad made all of our costumes! The best ones were my Civil War gown and my sister's Milificent (Villain from Sleeping Beauty). But my favorite was my purple poodle skirt, 4th grade. Sigh. Thanks for bringing back terrific memories!

Your kiddos are adorable!

Blessings, Whitney

~*Liz*~ said...

Oh my! They are adorable! Nice craft project too!!

~Liz
www.AGiveawayADay.blogspot.com

Joy said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!

I still can't decide what to do for Halloween. I have one fairy princess outfit that could fit either girl. So the older sister has to be that or a Disco Girl. Or the younger sister can be the fairy or a kitty cat (black turtleneck, purple skirt, black tights, ears). DECISIONS!

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Great Idea and love the last shot of the kids hammin it up. Too cute!

Natalie said...

very very cute! i wanted to do this same costume plan for my daughter and son this year but my daughter just kept asking, now who was elvis? so, they are going to be scooby and daphne!

Jessica D. said...

Cute!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...
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Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

Too cute! LOVE IT! I also am totally LOVING your new blog design, jealous? Yes, I am. But in a innocent, non-sinful way:)

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Excuse my grammer, but if that last shoot aint the cutest thing ....I soooo remember those skirts and the tap shoes to go w/ them. WOW!

Monica said...

What a great idea for thrifty costumes!!! I love your new look!

Mrs. Querido said...

Your kids are adorable! How fun and creative :) Now, as to what my kids will be wearing for Hallelujah Night....mmmm...no idea yet. It is going to have to be cheap though!

Elle said...

Very cute costumes and you made them yourselves! Impressive - I love they did a theme together
I am always trying to get a group theme going -

Patrick said...

Wow! Look at your fancy new look! Lovely.

ADORABLE costumes! I bet the girls will be twirling in those skirts for hours.

Le @ Third on the Right said...

love the no sew option - I can glue gun with the best of them though .... hee hee le

tidymom said...

Just adorable AND easy!!! now THAT's MY cup of tea!! LOL

You're kids are darling!

~Tidymom

PS love the new blog design too! especially that new banner!

Jenn said...

So creative! I love the last picture!

I'm sending an award your way. If you interested check out my Friday post.

ispeakbeanish said...

They are perfect! You can tell that they really like them too. Great job!

pink green & southern said...

This Elvis fan LOVES it!

Bella Casa said...

OMGosh, that is just too much cuteness going on!!! :) :)

trick or treat!

Bella

heidi said...

Nicely DONE!

Green Acres said...

The costumes are adorable, I especially love the pose in the last photo. Too cute!

Shara said...

That is precious!

Shelly W said...

Oh my gosh, we have that exact same skirt in our basement! My mom made it though--I didn't get the crafty gene. :( Your daughter looks adorable!

Love the new look of your blog, too! Very cute.

D... said...

Precious! Very well done!

One More Equals Four said...

Cute costumes and I love the new blog design!

Jerralea said...

So creative! I love it! (love Elvis' sunglasses, too!)

Apple said...

Those are the cutest costumes and I love the fact that they are homemade!!

CanCan said...

So cute! Your kids are little HAMS!

:)

Robin said...

So cute!!! Love the "adoring fan" picture. She's doing a pretty good acting job!

Love the new blog look too!

Lisa J said...

Oh another wonderful DIYP. I just don't get how you come up with all these things. Awesome mind, and talent!

Nancy M. said...

Awesome costumes! I love that they were so simple to make. Thanks for the link for the poodle skirts. Your kids are so cute!

Just Keeping it Real said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!! Have them come by and I'll feed them Jelly Donut's!! By the way I received my sign (from your phrase giveaway) and it's precious (I got the Camp Muck one) it's next to the back door and everyone loves it! THANKS...you're a great shopper.

Vanessa said...

VERY cute and I like your new look!

Lylah said...

i love that poodle skirt. so sweet....

Cheri-Beri said...

Fantastic!! Your son is awesome :-) Mine never, ever would have done that . . . your daughters are blessed. And make sure you tell them that because I'm sooooooo sure they'll agree. Especially his older sister.

Living Balanced said...

Ohh, this reminds me of my childhood! I too had a poodle skirt and I wore it every time I had an excuse, or not.

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

OH, those are a-DOR-able!!! And TOO easy!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Those are so easy and SO adorable!! Good job!

Tracee said...

Love it - thanks for entering my Halloweeen Costume Contest: http://traceesioux.blogspot.com/2008/10/empowering-girls-halloween-costume.html

Valarie said...

Hmmmm I might could use the Elvis thing.. Yep It just might work for a costume that I have to come up with for Friday.

misty said...

very cute! on your DIYP - do you actually do on some kind of project around the house every weekend? you are an inspiration & i'm going to TRY to do some easy projects soon!

Beth said...

That is so cute. Love the Elvis hair, lol!

Abbie said...

Love the poodle skirt! I need to make one of these to add to our dress up closet.