With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about your costumes. With four children, I always coordinate their costumes, and am taking advantage of that as much as possible! (This gets harder with a teenager in the house!)
This year, we are dressing as a family. My children will each portray a season, while I will dress as Mother Nature and my husband, Father Time. I am excited, but this means no store-bought costumes, as they will all be made at home!
DIY 4 Seasons Costumes
Since I hardly ever show our costumes before Halloween week, I will tell you how I making the ensemble come together! (I will update with pictures soon!)
Summer is going to be the easiest of the four seasons. My teenage son will put on a white shirt, a swimsuit and wear an inflatable swim ring.
For fall, I ordered artificial leaves from Oriental Trading, and have glued them all over a shirt. We will add a garbage bag as the “pants” to complete the outfit, making my son look like a bag of leaves.
For spring, my son will wear a fun raincoat and a pair of rain boots.
For winter, I am attaching beautiful snowflake ornaments to a white dress, and my daughter is excited to help in the process. (I’m grateful Oriental Trading sells Christmas items year round!)
As for the Father Time costume, I ordered a few costume accessories such as this scythe and a grey, long-haired wig. I’ll add a clock, and the look will be complete!
For Mother Nature, I will wear a dark green dress, adorned with a few vines and simple flowers.
I know this post is rather vague, but I want to help with some ideas and resources so you have time to order supplies and make the costumes yourself. Make sure you stay tuned for pictures and updates!