Sunday, September 1, 2013

Spiderman Costumes for Toddlers and Babies

A collection of the cutest Spider-man costumes for babies and toddlers.

What is it about the wall-crawling web-slinger that our little ones love so much? From the age of 2-5, my son had a Spiderman costume he'd wear throughout the year for pretend play. Now his favorite costume piece is a Spidey-mask.

With the comics, the recent movies, and the various cartoon series, little boys and girls have plenty of choices in dressing up as their favorite superhero.

I've combed through multiple online costume vendors to pick out the best to show you.
Photo by Julie, Dave, & Family
Used under a CC 2.0 Attribution License.


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tips for Cheap Halloween Costumes

Homemade Costumes
Photo by Jessica Quirk
Frugal Moms know it pays to plan ahead; October is not the best time to find cheap Halloween costumes. Halloween and pretend play do not need to cost a bundle.  For those who learn the tricks, creating great costumes on a budget becomes a fun challenge.

As a stay-at-home mom helping her family live on one income, those tricks became vital,  I'd love to share my tips with you.

Read on to find out when you should start shopping, and other key tips to help you save money while putting together great costumes on a budget.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

10 Cute Pirate Costumes for Toddlers

Whether you're looking for a pirate dress up outfit or a swashbuckling Halloween costume for a little
lady or a little gent, I've gathered some adorable choices.

Pirates are a long-time favorite for pretend play.  Thanks to the popularity of Jake and the Neverland Pirates, even more little ones are joining in the fun.  I have a miniature pirate in the house, too.  It's never too early to consider next Halloween's costumes, particularly if you're thinking about whipping up a unique homemade or DIY outfit.

If you want to create your own, I have some great DIY ideas and patterns over here:  DIY Pirate Costumes for Kids.  On this page I feature my ten favorite retail pirate costumes for toddlers, available to order online.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

3 Adorable DIY Doctor Who Costumes For Children

Tenth Doctor
Photo by Roger Chang
Here in the U.S., Doctor Who costumes are largely a do-it-yourself affair, particularly for children.  When I decided to put together a role play outfit for my son of his favorite Doctor (Ten), I wasn't sure where to start.

Fortunately, to create costumes for two of the most popular Doctors, normal clothing can be used for the most part.  Our children may already have some of what they need in their closets; local thrift stores can usually help with much of the rest.  I'll include Amazon products, where available, for your convenience.

It's not at all uncommon for girls to to portray the Doctors themselves (Quirky, brainy hero who saves the universe?  Why not?!), but that's not a little girl's only choice.  Amy Pond, too, is handily normal in the basics of her outfits, giving us another easy costume to put together for little Whovians.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Pirate Costumes For Kids

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Swashbuckler
by makelessnoise
Pirate costumes can be very quick to put together from items you already own, or cheap thrift store finds.  Because of this, they make great last minute costumes for little ones. 

Yes, I'm already thinking ahead to Halloween.  My kids are big into Jake and the Neverland Pirates this year, because they just found the series on Netflix.  Now my three-year-old wants to dress like a pirate.  Arrr!