Our family loves to dress up for our church’s fall festival and we have an affection for homemade, frugal costumes. So, over the next few days, I am going to share some of our creations.
Do It Yourself Peanuts Gang Costumes
Last year, we were The Peanuts Gang. Keep in mind that I was like six or seven months pregnant with Ariary… Lira wanted me to be Lucy but we settled for Woodstock. I truly hate that I do not have pictures of that!
Bill was Snoopy. That was simple. I purchased a plain white baseball cap from Michaels using one of those fabulous 40% off coupons. Then, I shaped black felt to look like Snoopy’s ears and attached them to the sides of the hat with duct tape. (I wanted to be able to save the hat for future use.) Again with the black duct tape, I shaped two comma-like eyes and attached a black pom-pom nose to the tip of the hat’s bill. My darling hubby was able to wear a white polo shirt and blue jeans. Everyone got the point and he kept
some of his dignity.
Woodstock on the other hand… Well, I was asked more than once if I was supposed to be Big Bird. I attached yellow feathers to a yellow headband and used a little facepaint to make some long eyelash strokes. I wore a plain, yellow t-shirt that I picked up at Michaels for 2/$5.
The children were Sally, Linus and, of course, Charlie Brown. Again, the black duct tape was a friend and those fabulous 2/$5 t-shirts from Michaels saved the day. (Pictured above.)
“Sally” wore a light blue t-shirt, belted at the waist to look more like a dress. I covered the “dress” with black duct tape dots to make it polka-dotted. I attached yellow curly ribbon to a headband to make that poof at the top of Sally’ head. Lira wore white tights and black dress shoes.
“Charlie Brown” wore a yellow t-shirt with a black duct tape zigzag detail all the way around. We put him in black pants and the costume was complete.
Ruble, being Linus, was the exception to my crafty costumes since we already had a red with black stripe shirt for him to wear. The blanket… well, that is just a permanent fixture even to this day.
The whole family cost me under $13 and I still have the t-shirts, hat and some duct tape to use again some day.
Can’t wait for more ideas?
Go visit Becky at Teaching of the Maples for even more fabulous frugal costumes for your children!
Have an idea to share? Please do!