I showed you Little B’s Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Costume from last year. This year her and one of her besties decided to be Thing 1 and Thing 2. Finding costumes that aren’t too mature for tweens is next to impossible so we had to come up with our own design. We totally love the results! Here’s an Easy Halloween Costume tutorial for you and your little ones.
I found the Hanes long sleeve t-shirts at Walmart for under $5 each. And the Purple Chimp T-Shirt Transfers at Jo-Ann’s for under $10 for three t-shirts. Knowing the girls shirts were dark red, I picked up the transfer designated for dark colors. A few years back I did a couple t-shirt transfers and didn’t have near as good of results. I totally recommend this brand.
1. Go to PurpleChimp.com and upload or design your transfer (a mirrored image is not needed).
2. Print the design on the blank side of the transfer paper.
3. Loosen the backing from the transfer paper, but don’t remove completely.
4. Cut out the design you will use on your t-shirt.
5. Wait 30 minutes for ink to set.
6. Cover a cutting board with a pillow case.
7. Empty the iron of all water, then iron the t-shirt and the pillowcase to get out wrinkles.
8. Cover the design with the included parchment paper and iron all the design onto the t-shirt for one minute.
9. Let cool for two minutes then remove parchment paper.
10. That’s it!!!
We used something like this — designed on picmonkey.
Making these couldn’t have been any easier!
The skirt was simple, too. We bought 3 yards of blue tulle and 2 yards of red tulle for two skirts – probably could have used another yard!? And a piece of elastic that would stretch around their waists – attached with a safety pin.
After the elastic is attached with a safety pin, cut tulle into strips. We chose a length of 29″ because we wanted to showoff the coordinating tights, but you could use a longer length if you’d prefer.
Fold the tulle in half lengthwise.
Tuck the folded portion under the elastic and pull the ends through the opening.
Tighten the tulle strip until it lays neatly on the elastic.
The shirt and tights were red so we did five blue strips followed by three red strips all around the skirt.
The girls added a white boa around their waists and chose fun ribbon to make a coordinating bow. The striped tights were kids larges, from Party City — they run tiny. And both chose to wear their comfy slippers because cute and comfy is totally in style in their little tween world.
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