When brainstorming a last minute costume idea, I considered a couple of different candy costume ideas and came up with this trick r treat costume. It’s an old school trick or treat bag, like the ones kids would carry when they collected candy on Halloween.
Candy Costume Ideas
I know not everyone plans Halloween costumes a full year in advance. In fact some of you wait until the last possible minute… maybe even the night before Halloween?!? Crazy, I tell ya!
If you are one of those people and are looking for an easy, last minute costume idea for your kiddos, how about dressing them up as a Trick or Treat bag – full of candy?
Last Minute Costume Idea
DIY Trick or Treat Bag Costume Supplies
- Candy Wrappers – I know you sneak a few pieces before Halloween 😉
- Hot Glue Gun
- Duct Tape or Ribbon for costume straps
- Fabric Paint
- Freezer Paper
Originally I wanted to use an orange pillow case to make my trick or treat bag. I didn’t find an orange pillow case at the thrift store but I did find a king size white one for only a buck!
It was my best bet, since I was unlikely to randomly find an orange pillow case. How often do you see orange sheet sets?
Trick R Treat Costume Tutorial
I started by cutting off the bottom of the pillow case. Then I had Quinn try it on so I could trim it to the right length.
I used the freezer painting method to add “Trick or Treat” to the pillowcase. I recently conquered freezer painting and it’s awesome!!! Here’s my abbreviated tutorial on it:
I printed out the words “Trick or Treat” then traced the letters on freezer paper. After carefully cutting the letters out, I ironed the freezer paper on to the pillow case. This temporarily adheres the design to the fabric.
DIY Trick or Treat Candy Bag Costume
I didn’t have orange fabric paint so I mixed up a batch or orange using red and yellow fabric paint. Two coats did the trick on my white pillow case, if you used a darker pillowcase you might need a 3rd coat. Carefully peel off the paper!
I folded two pieces of orange duct tape in half to create the costume straps. Then I hot glued the ends to the costume for form straps. Scraps of ribbon would work well too.
I added a few foam stickers I had in my craft stash to complete the trick or treat bag look. I used hot glue to permanently attach them – not sure how well they would stick on their own with a kiddo wearing the costume.
You could also just do more freezer painting instead for this part. I already had the festive Halloween stickers on hand so I took the easier route.
What’s better than a trick or treat bag? A trick or treat bag FULL of candy of course!!I carefully removed the candy from a variety of Hershey’s Halloween goodies. Then I hot glued the wrappers to the costume! Don’t worry I saved SOME of the candy for the boys. 😉
I am full of candy!
Hear me ROAR!
Is my mom crazy or genius?
What do you think? A fun last minute Halloween costume?
This post was sponsored by Hershey's and originally published October 7, 2013.