My girls have been super excited about this year’s Halloween, almost more than Christmas! They had an awesome first Halloween experience last year so have been impatiently waiting for Halloween to roll around again. Last year they didn’t really know what it was all about, but this year they do. Sort of. The main thing though is that I just know what I’m in for when it comes to Halloween. You can guarantee that it will involve me making the kids costumes for Halloween. And I am NOT a Pinterest mom!
What IS it all about – well, it’s dressing up in a scary costume, going around our community with their dad and all the other kids, and collecting TONS of sweets!!! Duh.
The decision about what to wear for Halloween has been a tough one this year. The close contenders so far have been:
- a witch – but that’s what they went as last year
- Gecko or Cat Boy from PJ Masks – but they weren’t deemed to be scary enough
- Icy or Tritanus from Winx – but I explained that mommy is not skilled enough to make those kind of costumes.
- a spider – but when I asked my youngest why on earth she wants to go as a spider since she is absolutely terrified of them, she decided against it. Thank goodness!
Finally, they settled on the scariest thing they could imagine – a mummy!
I’m Not That Bad, Am I?
Great, I thought! I’m actually doing something right, my kids are terrified of me! lol
When I asked why they wanted to dress up like me I was given the kind of face you dread coming from your kids, one of pity!
“No, silly mommy. Not a mommy, a mummy!”
Okay, I’ll admit. I was a bit disappointed! I wasn’t going to get away with the easy costume of t-shirt, jeans and trainers with a ponytail. Did I really think it would be that easy? Silly me!
So after hours of internet research on Pinterest, I am now attempting to DIY two little mummy costumes. I bought two meters of the cheapest fabric I could find, and it’s now seeping in tea to attempt to create the ancient look that is required.
I don’t own a sewing machine, so wish me luck at hand stitching the strips of tea-dyed fabric onto the oldest, holiest tights and t-shirts I can find. Hopefully, it is cooler than last year because otherwise, they are going to sweat their little butts off.
Update: Not Bad Mommy! Please note, I went and bought a sewing machine.
Two little girls dressed as mummies.
How To Make A Kids DIY Mummy Costume For Halloween
It was quite simple in the end.
I stained the cheap fabric in tea and then tore it into rough strips of fabric trying to make sure that the tears were quite rough.
I then sewed them together using a basic kids pattern of a shirt and an elasticated skirt. The good thing is that as it’s a mummy costume there is very little skill required to follow an actual sewing pattern. As I said, I did end up buying a sewing machine to sew the strips together, but I had 5 lessons on how to use a sewing machine about 20 years ago, so if I can do it, you can too.
Good luck, and if you do end up giving this a go, do send me a picture so I can see how much better yours is than mine! I am NOT a crafty mom!