Easy DIY Halloween Costumes: LEGO & Ladybug

If you’re like a lot of parents out there, it’s the weekend before Halloween and you still don’t have a costume for your kid yet.

I’m usually one of those people, but I had to bust them out late into the night a couple of days ago because the kids had their first costume festival last night. Once I rounded up all the materials I needed to make each of them – a Ladybug and a LEGO- they came together really quick.  Thought I’d go ahead and post them both tonight just in case someone out there is in need of an idea or 2.

I’m not saying these are going to win any prizes for originality, as they’ve both been done before, but they’re cute and they’re easy, so there’s that.

First up, Kendall’s Lego costume.

I followed this super easy tutorial from Country Living. All the supplies (not including the pants and shirt he wore under it) were around $17. I was able to get the box, spray paint (2 cans) and duck tape at Walmart. I picked up the 8 round cardboard boxes to use as the “bumps” at Hobby Lobby after I had no luck finding them at Michaels.

I “winged” (heh) Leyna’s Ladybug costume.

I cut 2 half circles of red felt out and hot glued them to the back of a black turtleneck I got at Walmart. (I wonder how many Halloween costumes come together with the help of Garanimals?) Then I hot glued black circles of felt onto the wings.

 Then I paired the top with a red pettiskirt from TheHairbowCompany.com (and I *think* I saw some at Target last week, too, since you won’t have time for shipping at this point), some black leggings and some furry black Crocs she already had. A little ladybug hair clip and a ladybug bag I painted for her complete the ensemble.

My Leyna Bug the Ladybug.

The hardest part was tracking down everything we needed for Kendall’s costume, but once I was home with all the supplies, it took Scott and I about an hour to finish both of these. Of course, they had to dry overnight. So leave yourself some time for that.

And here’s a link to a more detailed tutorial for Leyna’s costume last year- a Parrot.