For my baby’s first Halloween costume, I wanted something cute, easy, and affordable. Growing up, my mom always made our costumes. I’ve honestly never worn a store-bought one! This year, my crafty mom saved the day and helped me make the perfect gumball machine baby Halloween costume for my little guy at the last minute! Honestly, though, this costume is perfect for those (like myself!) who aren’t very crafty. It really doesn’t get much simpler than this (unless you buy a costume of course)! This gumball machine baby Halloween costume is so easy and affordable and I love that it works for both boys and girls. (Cute Halloween costumes for boys are so hard to find, ya’ll!) Let me show you step by step how to make this adorable gumball machine baby Halloween costume!
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3. Black pants
5. Fabric glue
6. Bonnet (pilot cap style) – if you are using a hoodie you won’t need this.
7. Puff Paint
How to Make a Gumball Machine Baby Halloween Costume
The most important part of the costume is the hat! This is also the most labor-intensive part of the costume. Since we threw my little one’s costume together at the last minute, his grandma made his hat out of a t-shirt (don’t ask me how!). A much easier option, however, is getting a pilot cap style bonnet from Amazon, like these. Another option is to use a red hoodie, although if your baby or toddler doesn’t like to wear things on his or her head, the pilot cap is probably your best option since it has ties.
Once you have the hat you will use fabric glue to individually glue the pom poms onto the hat. Make sure to hold each pom pom in place while it dries. You will want the poms poms to be very close together and to cover the entire hat.
The next (and last!) step is the shirt. You will want a plain red shirt or sweatshirt, like these. For my little guy’s shirt, we used puff paint to write “25 ¢” on a piece of black felt. Then we loosely sewed the piece of felt to the shirt (we wanted to be abe to re-use the shirt after Halloween). If you don’t sew, just use the same fabric glue that you used to glue the pom poms to the hat and glue the piece of felt to the shirt.
That’s it! Now just put some black pants on your little one and you have an adorable DIY gumball machine baby Halloween costume!
What are your favorite home made Halloween costumes? I’m always looking for new ideas!