Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy [and cheap] DIY Charlie Brown Costume for Baby

  This post is for reader Priscilla Hill, and anyone else who may be interested in dressing up your baby or toddler as Charlie Brown for Halloween.
    Halloween costumes can be expensive , and when you have a baby or toddler it just doesn't seem right to spend a small fortune on something they will only be able to wear once. After a little searching I was able to find a post on ehow.com to make the costume yourself, while saving a lot of money.

Here's what you will need :

1) A basic yellow t-shirt or onesie [ anywhere from a couple bucks - $6 for a pack of 3 or more from walmart or k-mart]
2)  Pair of black pants or shorts [ just a few dollars, if you don't already own]
3) black felt
4) double- sided tape, hot glue gun or needle and thread :)
5) Snoopy Plush toy  *optional*

total spent shouldn't be more than $10-$12  [ the cheapest "costume " I found was $14.95 with $4.97 shipping, making it  $19.92]

If you don't already have a Snoopy plush , I found this really cute ty beanie baby on Amazon :
Ty Beanie Baby Snoopy with Soundpriced at $5.99 w/ free shipping. Get it here : TY Beanie Baby Snoopy w/ Sound 

Ok, so onto the costume:

Cut the felt into zig zag shapes and adhere onto the yellow shirt or onesie  using double - sided tape, a glue gun or sew them on.

It should then look something like this
Peanuts Charlie Brown Costume Yellow Infant Baby Onesie Romper
Add the black pants or shorts, and have baby holding snoopy- and Viola! You have an inexpensive , easy to make Charlie Brown costume!

Here's a cute pic I find to show the overall look  :