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It is pretty obvious that we all don’t live in the same climate. That means that Halloween isn’t cold for all of us. For someone who residents at the bottom of Mississippi I know this from experience. I remember sweating my way from house to house when I was little. That was not something I wanted for my son. I started searching for lightweight toddler Halloween costumes his very first year.
My son is already someone who overheats very easily. He is the type of child that sweats the moment you put him under a blanket so matter how cold the house is. It has gotten to the point that he sleeps in a little as possible and gets a bath every morning (I know, it is very exhausting).
The first time I walked into the Halloween section looking for his first costumes I knew none of them would work. Most toddler Halloween costumes are not breathable at all. They are made of cheap (and frankly uncomfortable) material. Most of the outfits don’t even fit the size they claim, which means forcing a toddler into a dressing room (been there, done that).
Our first experience in the Halloween section, I knew I needed a better option. That was when I became an expert in putting together my own toddler Halloween costumes. None of this options include any kind of sewing. I and the sewing machine do not speak the same language. I am pretty sure the first one I ever tried to used pass word along to the rest that I was not to be trusted. One even tried to claim my finger once. We just don’t even go there in this house.
Instead, all of these options are pieces put together with everyday clothes. Not only will this be a more budget friendly option, but your child will also not come home a sweaty mess after. It is a win for everyone. Your child will be more comfortable, and you won’t have to waste time with a bath for the night.
Here are just a few options for you to get the creative juices going.
My son was a minion for his first Halloween. Now we waited until my son was two before we took him trick or treating. Neither I or my husband at the time were big sweet tooths and we didn’t see the point in taking our only son trick or treating if he couldn’t eat the candy. But if you want to show your baby off go right ahead. Just switch out the t-shirt for a onesie and you’re good to go.
This costume was easy to put together. It consisted of overalls, a yellow t-shirt, and minion goggles. I bought the overalls from a thrift store for less than five dollars. The shirt came from the clearance rack at Walmart for two bucks, and I spent about ten dollars on the goggles at party city. I also used my printer to print out the logo for his shirt and just taped it on. Here’s a photo of my son all dressed up.
The costume cost me under ten bucks and he continued to wear the shirt and overalls until he outgrew them. I will also include a link to a pair of minion goggles at the end of the post in case you have a hard time finding them.
This one was also really easy to put together. I usually go walking through the Halloween section for ideas on what to do for my son. Last year I had an idea that I and my best friend (also his aunt) would go as vampires. I wanted to include my son as well. Well being a lazy parent I ended up not dressing up, but my son did.
Once I was in the Halloween section I saw that they had black caps for fairly inexpensive. I believe I paid less than five bucks for it. I decided not to get fangs or any makeup for him because was so little, but they do have these for cheap as well.
Armed with my cape I went home to put a costumes together for my son. As you can see in the photo below He had a vampire themed shirt, but any old shirt will do. Just add the cape and a silly hair-do and you’re done.
As you can tell I have a little boy, but this can be done for little girls as well. Moana is a very popular character this year and I am sure many of you have daughters that are just dying to be here this year. I have a few ideas that might help you create this costume.
Moan’s outfit really only consist of two pieces, a top, and a shirt. I saw some of the grass shirts in Walmart (in the Halloween section they already have up), but if you can’t find it I’ll provide a link at the end of this post to one on Amazon. For the top, all you need is a red tank top.
This is sure to make your daughter feel like Moano, but if you need a little more motivation consider accessorizing with a green necklace and a chicken.
There you have it. Three very simple lightweight toddler Halloween costume for when the weather is warm. Have you ever put together a costume for your child instead of buying one off the shelf? I would love to hear what you have done in the past. I need new options for this year.
If you want some more ideas consider reading this blog post here. She provides a long list of costumes for kids and adults that are also fairly inexpensive to create.
And don’t forget the links I promised. Here are all the accessories you’ll need to bring that costume together.