Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How To...Make a Turtle Costume

It's that time of year where everyone starts thinking Fall Festivals and Halloween. I see very pricey Halloween costumes at every store I walk into lately. I personally prefer to make my own costumes for Baby Boy, since with a little creativity, I can usually make super-cute and way-less- expensive costumes. Please note that this costume works best with infants that are are at least sitting through toddler age.

To make a Turtle costume, you will need:

  • 1 pair of green sweats
  • an old bicycle helmet
  • 2 shades of green paint (I used acrylic paint)
  • a couple of sponge paint brushes

To start, make what will be the turtle shell by painting the entire old helmet the lighter shade of green paint. Once the paint has dried, go back and paint "spots" all over the helmet with the darker shade. Start by painting the air vents, and then fill in excess space strategically. Your painted helmet should look similar this.

Finally, dress the child in the green sweats. Put the turtle shell (or helmet) on the child's back, and then admire the end result.


  1. OH. My. Gosh. Are you kidding me?? That is the most creative thing I have ever seen. How smart are you??? Its PERFECT!!!

    You have to submit that to Family Fun magazine. Or any magazine. Its brilliant!!


  2. How very creative of you! I love it! :)

    Oh, and my 16 month old LOVES brushing his teeth! Of course, he likes doing anything he can to mimic his older brothers. He loves being big, and Mommy wants them all to stay little forever! ha ha! :)

  3. Ok you're killing me with the cutes here...

  4. I am so impressed. And that picture is absolutely adorable!!!!! Come over and help me with our 2 year old. :)

  5. Seriously cute! Any ideas on how to make a Jedi?

  6. That is ADORABLE! We are going super cheap on Halloween this year, but nothing nearly as creative as what you did.

  7. Oh that is just WAY too cute!! Homemade costumes are so awesome ~ I think I've saved all the ones I made for the kids when they were little and they're still in decent shape...wait, I think they are. Well, they were cute so that counts!! Have a great day ~ ♥

  8. Too cute!!

    Hi, I'm stopping by from SITS! I just wanted to share a bit of comment love. I hope the rest of your week is absolutely amazing!

    Teresa <><


  9. oh your boy is sooo beautiful and you are so creative! i love this idea: it's so simple but with an astonishing result!
    wish you a great day!

  10. That is truly adorable! What a clever idea!

  11. Woot. I'm so excited to see what you come up with :)

  12. Thank you for my award. You rock!!! I will post it proudly on my blog later this weekend!! Thanks again and have a great week!!

  13. This is great! You are so innovative :)

  14. this is such a great idea! I think I will try it this year for my son. thanks.


  15. This is perfect. Thank you :)

  16. very cute......its an amazing n a quick idea for my girls....