With Halloween just a few days away (the countdown is really on) doesn’t mean you can’t have a cute Halloween costume right in time. With a little help from JCPenney, you can be the queen (princess or superhero) of Halloween!
Recently I was thrilled to partner with JCPenney to host a “DIY Costume Ideas Workshop” at Stonebriar Center. Of course, you know, I’m not one for much DIY, but I am the queen of finding easy and quick ways to get your parenting challenges handled – especially this time of the year with Halloween.
Using a few key items from your kid’s closet or from JCPenney, you can make some outstandingly creative costumes – and best of all, use them after Halloween for the rest of the year! That’s a win, win for everyone that makes it #SoWorthIt to do your Halloween shopping at JCPenney.
If you missed it, here’s the highlight reel.
During the workshop we covered everything from princesses to Pokemon. However, one of my favorites was using just a white t-shirt and a pair of Arizona denim jeans.
5 Costumes Using Blue Jeans and a White T-Shirt
- Maverick from Top Gun adding a Bomber Jacket (Similar to this one from JCPenney)
- Ponyboy from The Outsiders or anyone from Grease
- Ash from Pokemon with this blue sleeveless jacket (This is the one at JCPenney)
- The Boss Bruce Springsteen by just adding a bandana
Vampire and Witch Costume
A basic staple of every Halloween season is a witch and a vampire. And with a black dress like this one or a three-piece outfit like this one you may have in this closet after a special occasion, put it to good use by adding a cape and a little makeup help from the Sephora Inside JCPenney.
This is a no-sew, no glue, no time cape. And yes, it takes two minutes. If you go spooky, choose black felt. Need a superhero cape, then go colorful with red or yellow. Either way you’ll be a hero for any Halloween outfit. As for the amount you need, this is all in who you are making it for and how long you want it. It’s so cheap, it doesn’t hurt to get a little too much and then you can always use the extra to make a mask too.
All You Need
Felt in your desired color (get this at your local fabric store for CHEAP)
Ribbon (I chose the same color ribbon as my cape color)
- Measure the length of your child from their shoulders down to the preferred length and cut it off. For a vampire cloak, you might want to add a few inches, to create a high collar or hoodie. If you wanted to make a two-foot cape, then allow for around at least four more inches for enough room for the ribbon to tie the cape.
- Once you have the size of the cape you want cut, then fold down the fleece in half of where you want the collar to be. For a simple cape, fold over one of the ends about 2-3 inches.
- Next using your scissors, cut small cuts at the fold for the width of the cape. This is where the ribbon will be threaded so the size of your cut should be half the side of the width of the ribbon. For example, if you use a 1-inch black ribbon, you’ll want to make ½ inch cuts.
- Open the fold to expose your cuts.
- Then thread your ribbon through the holes leaving enough on each side to give you room to tie up your cape. (I like to have at least 4-5 inches on each side.)
- Now tie it on the kid and you’re done!
Optional: You could add some embellishments to your cape like the name of your superhero or maybe some bling if it’s a princess cape. The sky’s the limit.
For your Halloween and all your holiday needs, JCPenney is your resource! From costumes, to décor, dishes, gifts, appliances and housewares to prepare your home, and more, they have it all at JCPenney.
And don’t forget about Sephora Inside JCPenney and the Salon inside JCPenney, one trip to JCPenney helps to make your time #SoWorthit!
Two lucky mamachallenge fans will win $20 gift card from JCPenney to prep for your last-minute Halloween needs!