Halloween 2008: Lion and Safari-ers
A friend had a Tigger costume that I borrowed, but I didn't really want Macey to be Tigger, so she was just a tiger. Thomas and I sported khakis, white tops, hiking boots, hilariously large walkie-talkies, and a canteen so that we could be people out on a safari with a tiger in tow. The tiger ears are just paper around a headband and eyeliner makes her whiskers.
Halloween 2007: The Ballerina
I made a quick tiny tutu from elastic and tulle. She wore her tutu with a onesie snapped over a pair of tights. Easy!
There you have it: cute homemade Halloween costumes that aren't at all hard. By starting with what you have and adding a few cute touches you end up with something really unique that didn't take all year to create.
Do you buy or make your costumes? What did your mom do for you growing up (buy or make)? Have you decided on this year's costume? I love to hear/see great ideas so please share.