This post was made possible through a collaboration with JCPenney, to show you how easy it is to make Halloween costumes with everyday pieces. All opinions are my own. #SoWorthIt
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a day where children leave their worries at home and go out with one goal: to get lots of candy! Once those Halloween costumes go on, all you see are smiles for the rest of the afternoon. It makes for a pretty fun day… if you have your costumes ready. But this year, with only a few weeks left until the big day, I don’t.
Our costumes are usually ready to go by October 1st, but with an infant and three other children, they are not. So I decided to give my children a challenge this year: make a DIY Halloween costume using everyday pieces of clothes. My daughter was excited about putting on her creative cap, so we headed to JCPenney to see the selection.
We arrived at JCPenney, where we started brainstorming. After a quick glance, we realized the possibilities were endless… we just had to have a final image in mind and find pieces to achieve it. After browsing through the tops, we found a bright cat shirt that my daughter wanted to incorporate into a costume. She said it looked like the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” video and I couldn’t agree more. I explained the look came from the 80’s, which became the inspiration for the costume. We headed straight for the bright leggings, and went through the prints to find one she liked. I love that the pieces can be used again after Halloween!
I knew we had some funky gloves at home, which could easily be paired with fun earrings, a tutu and a side ponytail to complete the look. Sure enough, the DIY 80’s Costume was perfect for Halloween! The costume is comfortable, fun and super affordable! I think we made this costume for less than $15 total! Since I got such a great value, we walked over to the boy’s department, where my son spotted a few everyday pieces for costumes, too! As we walked through the different sections of the store, we noticed the beautiful collection of ready-made Halloween costumes, from Disney princesses to superheroes! It was nice to see that JCPenney carries a selection of Halloween costumes as well as items to DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family.
I have one big tip before you set out to shop for your Halloween costume:
– Make sure your child is comfortable. From shoes to hair and makeup, you don’t want upset and frustrated trick-or-treaters. As a mom of four, I can assure you that a grumpy child can set the tone for your evening. It’s so worth it to prepare for comfort before October 31 rolls around!
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Two lucky The Frugal Mom readers will each win a $20 gift card to JCPenney, so you can shop for ready made or everyday pieces to make your Halloween costume!