Some moms and dads would rather not attempt to DIY a costume for their kids. Whether it be a hectic schedule, lack of materials or they're just plain bad at crafts, it's ok! There is a way to have your kids look super adorable in a DIY costume with none of the super glue or felt flying around the house. A great place I like to look for DIY costumes is Etsy. Some of the Etsy stores I've stumbled upon have costumes that would be perfect for your little ones.
A few weeks ago a good friend, Heather, posted a link to The Wishing Elephant's Etsy store. The link went to a sushi roll costume and I knew it was the perfect idea for a great DIY costume. Now I don't have a lot of time on my hands but I was prepared to try and re-create this costume for a news segment we were invited to participate in for The Mama Mary Show and Fox 5 News. I was already making the dino costume for my son so what's another costume, right? But when I showed Mary the costume she contacted The Wishing Elephant and they surprised us by offering to send over a onesie in my daughter's size!
|Photo Courtesy of The Wishing Elephant|
We were able to get the costume in time for the segment and as soon as we made it to the Fox 5 green room we put it on and were in awe of the cuteness! Everyone who saw Miss M fell in love with the costume and I'm pretty sure that she stole the show. At least she caught the eye of the news anchors! The costume was simple, well made and super comfy for any infant. I added a pair of neutral cream baby legs to protect Miss M's knees and a cute headband from Evi Luna Boutique to create the look you see above.
And not only does The Wishing Elephant have adorable costumes for Halloween, they have a whole array of cute onesies that range from adorable gnomes to the ever so popular Mario and Luigi from The Super Mario Brothers. I'm especially smitten with the bow tie onesie. If we ever had another little boy I'd have to purchase it for pictures (NO! I'm not pregnant!). If you are looking for unique onesies for your little one or the perfect baby shower gift, you'll find it here! Their appliques are made with eco felt (100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles) so you can feel good about your purchase.
Make sure to head on over to The Wishing Elephant's Facebook page or blog and show them some love from The Simmworks Family Blog! We truly appreciate their generosity.