Our son’s first Halloween was too much fun — from the DIY Dalmatian, fireman, and fire truck costumes to the actual trick-or-treating, we had a blast!
After some brainstorming of costumes that would work for the whole family, I finally landed on a winner that my husband was also on board with. Logan would go as a Dalmatian, Myles the fireman, and I was the fire truck! I think one of the best parts of having kids is that you get to experience the world through their eyes. It was so amazing to see our son taking in all the people and kids in their costumes at the party on our block. And he was all smiles when we started trick-or-treating. It was so cute. Logan when given the option to pick his own candy, he would dive right in and try to grab something with his little fists. He was successful in one of the attempts in picking up a treat, but dad was there to help with the rest.
I was very proud of our costumes as it was a DIY. I had originally planned on ordering a Dalmatian costume, but by the time I got around to it, it was sold out. After some searching, I discovered a Dalmatian-inspired body suit on Amazon. It was light-weight, covered in black spots with what looked like a red trim. Unfortunately when it arrived, the red trim turned out to be pink. Luckily, the ears I had ordered also came with a tail and I used that extra material to cover up all of the pink. I found some red suspenders for both Myles and I, along with two firefighter hats. My husband’s outfit was easy as all he needed was the suspenders, hat, and a white t-shirt and black pants. For my costume, I built my fire truck out of a cardboard box. Check out my tutorial below:
- 2 Cardboard box
- Red acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Yellow acrylic paint
1. Paint Your Box Red.
You’ll need several coats. We started out with spray paint, but the smell was still strong after a day so I switched to acrylic and that worked perfectly.
2. Make Your Cut-Outs For The Windows And Wheels.
I used cardboard from another box to cut out four circles for the wheel of my fire truck and to create the windows.
3. Next, Paint The Fire Truck Attachments.
I used black acrylic paint for the wheels and black with a white trim for the windows.
4. Attach Your Cut-Outs And Paint On A Ladder, Headlights, And Emblem.
That’s it, super easy. Easy your Halloween!
Ravelle Worthington is a wife, momma of three, and the founder of Mommy Brain. Follow her on Instagram here.
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