If there is one thing my kid has it’s originality. We’re coming up on his seventh Halloween and the ideas he’s thrown out are on-of-a-kind. I’m sure I’ll be sharing a few with you soon but for now I’ll do a quick look back at one of his costumes you haven’t seen.
Two years ago he came to me with the idea that he wanted to be a bat for Halloween. I thought the idea was absolutely adorable but considering he presented it to me in April I assumed he would eventually change his mind. Fast forward six months and he was still dead set on transforming into the nocturnal creature.
We ran into a bit of a problem when we realized you literally cannot find a bat costume anywhere online, or at least you couldn’t when we were looking. I combined forces with my uber creative husband to make our own and was pleasantly surprised at how easily this thing came together.
1 yard of felt, 1 long sleeved shirt, and solid black pants later and we were ready to share the end results with our little guy. He was over the moon excited to try things on and immediately ran and jumped off the couch making screeching noises the entire time.
The hardest part was finding black pants for boys. After searching online and visiting a few stores we finally decided just to purchase a pair form the girl section. If you look along the inside there is a pink stitching but since you couldn’t see anything from the outside we figured he’d be good.
I painted a little black dot on his nose for effect and we headed to the walking trail for a quick photo sesh. He jumped right into the part and I was tickled at his enthusiasm.
I can honestly say I am the mom to the cutest bat EVER.
*If you decide to recreate this costume please make sure your little ones have glow sticks, flashlights, or some sort of reflective pieces with them while they trick-or-treat. The solid black can be dangerous in the dark.3