First 5 LA’s Create a Costume in 5 Minutes or Less

No costume? No worries! These fun costumes are easy, inexpensive and fast.

Black Cat

Like magic, you can turn your baby or child into a black cat in no time — using things you may already have — with this super-easy costume.

You’ll Need:

  • A black outfit or onesie
  • Black eyeliner or mascara
  • Cat-ear headband OR
  • A cap or headband AND black paper or felt AND safety pins OR tape

Instructions:

  1. Dress your child in black
  2. Make ears: Cut triangles from black paper or felt and tape to headband OR attach to a hat with safety pins. Note: Do not let children handle safety pins
  3. Using washable face paint or black eyeliner, draw a cat nose and whiskers on your child’s face. MEOW!

Rosie the Riveter

Flex your muscles as this classic symbol for strong, hard-working women! This costume is great for all ages, from babies to moms…

You’ll Need:

  • Blue button-down shirt and black pants OR blue jeans OR blue onesie OR overalls
  • Red scarf or bandanna
  • Work boots OR hiking boots OR sneakers

Instructions:

  1. Following the famous “Rosie the Riveter” picture, wrap scarf around your head and tie in front
  2. Roll up your sleeves so you look ready for work!
  3. Flex those muscles and say, “We can do it!”

Baby Biker

Get ready to ride with this easy costume!

You’ll need:

  • Bandanna
  • Dark shirt and blue jeans OR dark-colored onesie
  • Dark sunglasses
  • Eyeliner or washable face paint
  • Temporary tattoos (optional)
  • Tricycle (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Dress your child in a dark shirt and jeans
  2. Tie bandanna around their head
  3. Apply temporary tattoos (optional)
  4. Draw on facial hair with eyeliner or face paint
  5. Put on sunglasses and hit the streets on a tricycle!

Pro Parent Tip: Save old clothes throughout the year for dress-up and to use for costumes later.


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