ZERO WASTE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
HALLOWEEN IS SCARY...FOR THE PLANET
Halloween costumes in particular are designed to be single use...made from the cheapest plastic materials and shoddily put together
And that's why we are BIG fans of turning our trash into treasure...by up-cycling it into AMAZING Halloween costumes for our kiddos!
OUR PICKS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY DIY COSTUMES
100% CUTE, 100% BIODEGRADABLE
I love these diy leaf masks because they're adorable, easy and 100% bio-degradable. Plus your kiddo will have tons of fun searching for the most colorful leaves!Find a super simple tutorial HERE.
CARDBOARD COUTURE: DIY BOX COSTUMES FOR KIDS
Cardboard is ubiquitous, easy to work with, and the possibilities are endless as to what you can create with it. Oh, plus it's recyclable AND biodegradable!Here are a few of my favorite cardboard costume ideas:
I'm a huge fan of these templates from Zygote brown designs. Find all of their amazing-ly creative templates HERE
This costume is straight UP genius. Just be sure you dispose of your balloons properly--pop them first. Latex is biodegradable, but it can wreak havoc on wildlife if you release them into the wild. Get this DIY tutorial HERE.
BABYWEARING FOR THE WIN!
This one is the winner for me, because it combines 2 things I love--upcycling and babywearing! Plus it's perfect for the upcoming debate season. See more parents-and-me costume ideas HERE.
Here's the runner-up. Use your own discarded sports drink bottles & solo cups or scavenge them, this jet pack is so gosh-darn impressive!!! Get the super easy instructions HERE.
BEYA BABES DO IT BEST
But you know who has the best ideas of all? Beya Made customers. I asked a few to share their DIY costumes of years past and I was blown away at their ingenuity.
Jessica used the leaves from a silk plant she no longer wanted, thrifted a flower lei and made the CUTEST Maui costume for her guy.
Beya Made stitcher-in-chief Sarah looked no further than her laundry room for inspiration. I love this box-turned-dryer costume!
Black jammies + goggles + felt flippers = BEST BABY COSTUME EVER! Beya Made ambassador Emily is a genius, and that's a fact.
The grand prize winner has got to be Laura, who re-purposed her un-recyclable Blue Apron box insulator into a robot costume. HIGH-FIVING A MILLION ANGELS, LAURA!!!