Now that the magic of the holiday season is behind us, we cannot help but to look forward to Spring…
While this is not a costume per se, it could totally serve as inspiration for a cool homemade DIY costume. You can pick up felt, or any other fabric at the craft store. Cut your colorful fabric into circles and attach to a solid color dress, or even a leotard. Add some polka dot socks, and voila…Confetti Girl!
When dreaming up costumes for your babiekins, don’t be afraid to think conceptually. Julie shows us how sculpting feathers into deer antlers, creates a dramatic and unique costume.
1. Pull a simple cream or even tan/brown dress from her closet.
2. Add a touch of face paint
3. Grab a cute skirt (a la the grey/silver Velveteen skirt) to wear as a trendy capelet.
You can even buy a small cut of faux fur, as I did with the cream minky fabric and the brown faux fur. Wrap around her shoulder and quick-sew a couple of buttons or a bow!
4. Make or buy a simple pair of antlers (even from cardboard!), and she’s the most unique and stylish deer in the neighborhood.
Guest post by Julie Martin in collaboration with Babiekins Magazine
Creating a one-of-a-kind costume for your little babiekins doesn’t have to break the bank. With just a few craft supplies, houseshold items and some creativity, a quirky and unique look is as close as your child’s closet! Mix and match your kiddo’s current wardrobe to create a celery and carrot in dip (add greenery, posterboard and a cute label). Saguaro cactus? All you need is a green ensemble with a few fresh flowers. A fun look for siblings (or twins!) is a lamp and coffee table. Grab a cord for a tail and a lampshade, and pair with a gold dress! To construct the coffee table, simply cut up a large box and leave a hole in the center. Add a couple of books and a flower arrangement!
As we’re jumping into the Autumn/Winter season in the fashion world, I can’t help notice that although those snuggly sweatshirts feel divine … it’s still 500 degrees outside! Hold off that Spring/Summer wardrobe purge and get a few more wears (and hopefully not too many more tears) out of your Babiekin’s favorite dress. I love these sweet, feminine, cheerful ones from Anjo Kids. Throw pair of cute shorts under if there’s monkey bars in the daily forecast and don’t forget a pair of fabulous, bold shoes! Candy optional.
Don’t Ditch the Dress // Photography & Creative Direction: Julie Martin | Dresses: Anjo Kids | Blue Mary Janes: Manuela de Juan via Ladida | Magenta Oxfords: model’s own| Hair bow: Georgia Blue | Hair clip: Maya’s Curls | Model: Option Model & Media | Location: Sugar Sugar