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No-sew Halloween costumes: Balloons

These no-sew Halloween costumes using balloons are adorable, easy to make, and cost less than $25.

By Today's Parent

25 easy no-sew costumes under $25: Balloons

5 bouncy constumes using balloons

Shop your closets to create a scream-worthy Halloween look for under $25. Add a few affordable (practically free!) accessories and you're ready to rock. These five ideas start with balloons — so they're no-sew, they're balloon-blow!

A version of this article appeared in our October 2013 issue with the headline “25 easy costumes under $25,” pp. 87-92. No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Grapes

What you need:
— Bristol board
— construction paper
— green balloons
— face paint pencil

How to make it:
Cut out a crown from green Bristol board and embellish with paper leaves made out of construction paper. Hand stitch the balloons to the outfit by threading the needle through the knot of each balloon. Use a face paint pencil to complete the look.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Bubble bath

What you need:
— white balloons
— shower cap
— bath brush
— rubber ducks

How to make it:
Attach inflated balloons to your child's clothing (see "Grapes" costume). Accessorize with a shower cap, scrubbing brush and rubber ducks.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Circus strongman

What you need:
— paper tube
— black balloons
— construction paper
— temporary tattoos (optional)

How to make it:
Wrap a long cardboard paper tube with black duct tape. Inflate two black balloons and attach the number 100 (made out of construction paper) to each one with tape. Tie balloons to the paper tube using elastic thread. Use a face paint pencil for the mustache.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Carmen Miranda

What you need:
— bandana
— balloons
— construction paper
— basket
— large beaded necklace

How to make it:
Wrap a yellow bandana around your child's head. Inflate small balloons and add paper leaves made from construction paper to look like fruit. Arrange the fruit in a basket and use double-sided tape to stick them together. Tie an elastic string to the base of the basket and knot the ends to create a chin strap. Add a beaded necklace.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Gumball Machine

What you need:
— felt
— apron
— clear plastic bowl
— water balloons
— foam board
— ribbon

How to make it:
Draw a dispenser on felt, cut it out and hot glue it to the apron. Fill a clear plastic bowl with small inflated balloons and seal the top of the bowl with a piece of foam board. Attach a ribbon strap (long enough to fit over her head) to the foam board with tape.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BalloonsPhoto: Tony Lanz

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