Welcome to 30 Days of Halloween here at Just JP! My friend Alexa suggested that I do this since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I always have a ton of ideas. For the next 30 days, I will be posting a NEW Halloween project to the Hydrangea Hippo YouTube Channel. Think everything from Halloween decor to easy jewelry pieces to handmade costumes and more. You can find all of my 30 Days of Halloween posts by using #JPHalloween on Instagram and twitter or by visiting the 30 Days of Halloween Playlist my YouTube Channel. Today I am on the Really Awesome Costumes blog hop so I thought it would be the perfect day to kick off 30 Days of Halloween with an easy DIY Charlie Brown costume! One of the challenges with kids' costumes is that the schools usually tell the kids they can't wear costumes to school. I cooked up this fast and affordable Charlie Brown costume for under $10 that can be worn to school during the day. When junior gets home from school, he can change into his fancier costume for trick-or-treating.
Isn't it cute, with his little Snoopy in the football bag?! I'll be sharing the tutorial for the football shaped trick or treat bag tomorrow!
And here is the costume without the bag. I think the bag really makes it but without the bag, this costume is school appropriate and ready for an active boy who will be playing on the playground.
I created a fast video to show you how to easily paint this Charlie Brown costume yourself. Watch it below and be sure to pin it so you have it for reference in the future. I am putting up a new video every day on my channel during the 30 Days of Halloween so be sure sure to SUBSCRIBE to my channel to get all of the updates.
You can also CLICK HERE to pin the image below to remember how to make this super easy costume.
For this project, you can find everything you need at your basic craft store and box store, like Walmart or Target. I also included the supplies for the football trick or treat bag in the collage below. Here's what you need to create the Charlie Brown costume alone:
- Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Black
- Yellow t-shirt
- Paint brush
- Flat piece of cardboard
- Black shorts
- Brown shoes
- White ankle socks
Be sure to check out all the other stops on this really AWESOME COSTUME HOP!!
- DIY Pineapple – Sugar Bee Crafts START THE HOP HERE
- Modern Mother Earth – BumbleBree Blog
- Panda Costume for Teens – Three Mint Balloons HEY, THAT'S MY DAUGHTER!
- 10 Minute Charlie Brown with Football Treat Bag – Just JP YOU'RE HERE NOW
- Vintage Circus Strong Man – Life Anchored GO HERE NEXT
Thanks so much for stopping by!
About the Author
Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.