Upcycled Halloween Costume : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

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I am always one for leaving things until the last minute. When my daughter tried her old Halloween costumes on Saturday morning they did not fit.

Eek!!

Don’t worry I said, we will think of something.

‘Rushes around and panics’ Thinking cap on!!

I went into the garage and find out all the old costumes she had collected over the years. Then I thought of an idea. ” Lets up-cycled the old ones and make one dress that fits you”

She looked a little puzzled but let me work my magic on them!!

The 3 old costumes I used:

The end result:

Even long enough to wear next year!! 

I cut the arms off on costume to make arm warmers too.

My daughter admitted after, I thought you were going to make a complete mess of it!!

“She said” You did great, it is the best I have ever had because it is all my Halloween costumes in one.

Pictured below 5 years ago when she first had one of the dresses:

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56 Comments

  1. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    1st November 2015 / 9:26 pm

    So cute!! Thanks so much for the party and for your visits!!Hugs,Deb

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie 🙂

  2. Winnie
    1st November 2015 / 10:25 pm

    So cute 🙂 I love your daughter's costume!!Thank you for the party Claire

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 6:53 pm

      Aww, thank you Winnie 🙂

  3. Loressa CuriousWisdom
    1st November 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Great costume! Thanks for hosting!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Pam @Threading My Way
    1st November 2015 / 10:54 pm

    Great job refashioning three costumes into one, Claire. Have a great week!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Thanks Pam 🙂

  5. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    1st November 2015 / 11:07 pm

    What a clever way to have a unique costume! Your daughter is so lucky ;-)Aliciaspashionista.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Aww thanks Alicia 🙂

  6. Julia Nyanyo
    1st November 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Great last minute costume save – well done! My kids were always sorting theirs out last minute too when they were younger, sigh!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Julia 🙂

  7. Dawn Lucy
    1st November 2015 / 11:29 pm

    Fun costumes! I just love Halloween! Thanks for reminding me to join the link up on Twitter, Dear!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/2015

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Dawn, love your posts 🙂

  8. Tamar SB
    1st November 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Well done – it's so great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:06 pm

      Aww thank you Tamar 🙂

  9. Lindsay at Crazy Organized
    2nd November 2015 / 12:20 am

    Thanks for another awesome party! So many things that I'm adding to my pinterest board 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you Lindsay, looking forward to your posts 🙂

  10. Laura s
    2nd November 2015 / 12:24 am

    omg that is so.. well.. creative! well done! i wish i had thought of that LOL I will for next year 😉

    • Clairejustine oxox
      2nd November 2015 / 9:41 pm

      Aww thank you Laura 🙂 Just managed to save the day !!

  11. Laura Yoder
    2nd November 2015 / 2:18 am

    Such a great idea!!!!Laurawww.24-7style.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 6:30 am

      Thanks 🙂

  12. Donna Wirthlin
    2nd November 2015 / 2:23 am

    Very clever costume AND you impressed your daughter–way to go! Thanks for the blog hop.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 6:31 am

      Hehe that was my main goal :):) thanks Donna ..

  13. Mary
    2nd November 2015 / 4:52 am

    It's a good thing she liked the same colors, year after year! That looks great Claire!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 6:31 am

      Thanks Maty, ha yes it is 🙂 she loves pink,,

  14. Please may I?
    2nd November 2015 / 8:08 am

    It looks fabulous x x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 6:44 am

      Aww thank you Trayci 🙂

  15. MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P
    2nd November 2015 / 10:04 am

    I love your blonde hair.Great link up, dear Claire.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 6:45 am

      Thank you 🙂

  16. Mica T
    2nd November 2015 / 11:48 am

    How clever to combine all of the too-small costumes to make a new one! :)Hope your kids had fun tick or treating!Away From The Blue Blog

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂

  17. Elegance and Mommyhood
    2nd November 2015 / 1:25 pm

    You did a great job with the upcycled DIY costumes. The kids look great.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Aww thanks Ada 🙂

  18. Rebecca
    2nd November 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Wow that's so great for the environment – have a great week Claire!Rebeccawww.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Aww thank you Rebecca 🙂

  19. Julie's Lifestyle
    2nd November 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Thanks for hosting the fun party Claire.The kids costumes are so nice and they are getting BIG! Time goes so fast.Have a nice week.Julie xo

    • Clairejustine oxox
      3rd November 2015 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks Julie, it is amazing how quickly they grow 🙁

  20. Leelo R
    2nd November 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful idea and clever idea! I love the result!Beauty by Miss L Weekly Fashion Link Up! 

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th November 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Aww,thank you 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th November 2015 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Chelsea 🙂

  21. Jenn
    2nd November 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Well done, her costume looks fantastic!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th November 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Aww thank you Jenn, so glad she loved it 🙂

  22. Margarett Murphy
    2nd November 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Great costume !! your are creative !!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th November 2015 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  23. J. Elle
    2nd November 2015 / 7:50 pm

    Oh, you did a wonderful job on transforming your daughter's costumes! So cute seeing the original look, too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      7th November 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I can't believe it we brought it her 5 years ago…

  24. JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/
    2nd November 2015 / 10:57 pm

    Thank-you for hosting! I know it takes a lot of your time.

  25. Midnight Cowgirl
    2nd November 2015 / 11:26 pm

    What a great costume! Love the way you put the old costumes together to form a new one 🙂

  26. Darlene Nemeth
    3rd November 2015 / 5:46 am

    Just wanted to thank you for hosting another fantastic party. So much to read so little time. LOL. I hope you get a chance to check out our Creative Challenge Link Party. Best wishes, Darlene

  27. Coombe Mill
    3rd November 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Quite Brilliant, I think I like the new version better than the original, though it is lovely to have it as a point of comparison. A great use of something you would have had to pass on or throw away. Thank you for hosting Creative Mondays and for joining me for Trash2Treasure

  28. Create With Joy
    3rd November 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Thanks for hosting – have an amazing week! 🙂

  29. Jill Shepherd
    3rd November 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Brilliant Upcycled Costume Claire!!! Thanks for hosting once again. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  30. robin lorraine williamson
    3rd November 2015 / 8:42 pm

    thanks for the party the costume looked so adorable have a great week zen hugs and frankies says purrs

  31. Karen Bell
    4th November 2015 / 12:55 pm

    That's fantastic, very creative, I'm not sure I would have done as good a job as you. #Trash2Treasure

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