Baby Costume Ideas On A Budget

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If you are in the market for a baby costume, you may be wondering how you can make one on a budget. Whether you need the costume for a dress up party or as a prop for your photography business, there are a number of ways you can shop on a budget and still have an adorable outfit for the little person in your life.


One option for acquiring a budget costume is shopping for a secondhand outfit. A trip to the local thrift store could yield a complete costume in nearly new condition. Likewise, you may be able to find several items that you can tweak to meet your needs and create the costume that you have in mind. There are any number of items that you can repurpose into an adorable costume.

  • Tee-shirts or onesies
  • A fancy dress or a suit and bowtie
  • Jeans
  • Hats
  • Feathers
  • Stuffed animals


Here is your chance to put your thrift store purchases to good use. You may need to make a trip to the craft store to round out your costume idea, then simply let your imagination run with you. Tee-shirts and onesies can have a design of your choice painted or glued on the front or back. Did you find a brown onesie or a one piece outfit in the color of your favorite sports team? With a bit of felt glued into place for the stitching design, you can turn your baby into a football. Was your prize purchase a cute suit or fancy dress? You could go with the traditional prince or princess, or, with a bit of tweaking, you could turn those clothes into an outfit worn by a hero or heroine from your favorite animated movie. Add a straw hat or newsboy cap to top off a suit and tie, and you will have a miniature version of a vintage gentleman. And that stuffed dog you found? Pin it to the leg of a pair of blue slacks, then add a light blue shirt, hat, and a mail bag for a humorous twist on a noble profession.


Do you sew, crochet, or knit? Crafting your own costume for a little one can be rewarding. Whether you make the outfit itself or simply the shoes for their tiny feet, the number of ideas for designing a costume for your baby is limited only to your imagination. Dip into the leftover yarn or fabric from a larger project to craft items such as a hat, shoes, or a vest. A handcrafted hat or shawl may be the perfect accessory to round out a costume.  

Alternatively, if you do not want to create an outfit, you can simply purchase the costume of your dreams. Whatever you choose, with a little imagination and creativity, you can create an adorable costume on a budget.  


15 April 2015

The Power of Your Sense of Smell

Even as a child, I recognized that scent has the power to influence mood. The aroma of warm bread fresh from the oven still makes me feel safe and nurtured, even if I am the one who did the baking. The smell of sawdust reminds me of my grandfather who owned a lumber mill, and, strangely enough, the scent of paint thinner triggers memories of visiting my father at his machine shop on hot, summer days. Now that I have my own home, I use scent to help build my family's excitement for the holidays. Certain aromas reassure me that my house is clean or help me relax after a long day. The right smell can alleviate anxiety, promote a sense of calm, and signal that I am truly home.