Disclosure: We partnered with Primary.com for this post. All ideas, costume designs and opinions are my own.
Ready for some travel inspired costumes for kids? We love to travel and love reading books about different cities. It’s a way we prepare for trips and a way we think of new places we’d like to see. This month we created costumes inspired by some of our favorite places we’ve been and a few area characters from our favorite books about those cities. These are fun for Halloween and school events like “dress like your favorite book character” day. These are EASY DIY costumes. I made all of them without sewing at all. All of the clothing supplies are from Primary.com and then I got the accessories on Amazon or from the craft store. None of these costumes took long to make at all. All are easy and fun!
DIY Statue of Liberty Costume (NYC Costume!)
- French Terry Dress
- Long Sleeve Tee
- Statue of Liberty foam crown
- Torch: green, orange and yellow cardstock
Directions: This may be the easiest costume I have made and the one I know we’ll reuse the “supplies” the most. The green dress and green tights are super soft and I know will be worn all the time for school. Plus they’ll be great come Christmas and St. Patrick’s day. We had the crown and the torch is a rolled piece of paper.
To make this costume, we started with the dress and tights. Then I ordered an extra long sleeve green tshirt from Primary in the biggest size they have (size 12). I cut the tshirt right down the middle (the middle of the front of the shirt). Then I tied the shirt around her shoulder using the 2 long sleeves. I was able to make it look more “slouched” because the shirt was cut in half.
Here’s exactly what I used. I linked each item & I ordered the color “grass”:
DIY Paddington Bear Costume (London Costume!)
Directions: Ok, maybe this was actually the easiest, most reusable costume ever! I just got Tommy dressed in his brown pj pants, blue long sleeve tshirt, blue vest, boots & hat. Then I added on the toggles (ordered from craft store site for $2 each). I added with super sticky tape so we could reuse the vest easily. They look so cute that I am thinking about sewing them on. That’s an option too if you want to break out the needle & thread. For the suitcase, I just cut out a piece of paper in the shape of a tag and wrote the classic Paddington Bear message on it. Oh… last but not least, draw on a little bear nose with an eyeliner pencil.
Here’s exactly what I used. I linked each item & I ordered the color cobalt for the shirt/vest:
DIY Gondolier Costume (Venice Costume!)
- Long sleeve shirt
- black yoga pants
- red shirt
- black electrical tape
- gondolier hat (Amazon)
- Wide red ribbon and narrow red ribbon
- Wrapping paper tube
- Black spray paint
Directions: We loved meeting the gondoliers this summer in Italy. We had a wonderful gondolier on our gondola ride who sang. My kids talk about it all the time so this was a really fun costume. To make a gondolier shirt, we started with a long sleeve tee and added on wide stripes using electrical tape. For the solid red neck tie, we cut a red tshirt. This gave it the “gondolier” look we were going for. Then we tied a red ribbon around the waist and around the hat. To make the oar we spray painted a wrapping paper tube black. Then we cut out two oar shape pieces from a cardboard box and spray painted those too. When everything was dry, we glued them to the wrapping paper tube.
Here are the exact items we ordered:
DIY Madeline Costume (Paris Costume!)
For directions on how we made our Madeline costume, click here.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Primary.com. All costume ideas, thoughts and opinions are my own.
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