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ValiantSeraphim
« on: March 14, 2013 11:13:48 AM »

Last year I went to our local RenFest for the first time. My son was only a month old, so I toted him around in his sling, and didn't have to worry about a costume. However, this year he'll be a little more mobile, so I need to come up with a costume for him!

I'd also like some tips for how to improve my own costume, but on a frugal mom's budget. Any tips are great, but remember that he is only 1, and won't take to a lot of frills like his big brother.

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Pottersprincess
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013 02:10:52 PM »

A simple loose shirt and pants with elastic or kilt would be great for a comfy kids costume, and if you are having trouble finding fabric try sheets from discount/thrift stores for soft cottons.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013 05:04:36 PM »

I like that idea-- for my step son and his friends I made "tunics" out of pillow cases with a fleur de lis painted on them, and rope belts for their swords. That would probably work out great for a toddler. And I think I'll try to turn his stroller into a dragon just for kicks.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013 07:55:29 PM »

Yay! glad to help and I bet he will look great
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013 06:15:38 PM »

I'm a little late, but this is what I did for my son when he was 5 months old, though it works for a 1 year old as well. It's just a super simple tunic made from felt.



Or here is my son when he was 1 and had a polo shirt and a kilt. Sorry it's from the back, but it's the best I have.

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013 09:14:31 AM »

A lace up corset or vest would go great with your costume pieces.  Maybe a floral crown, too. 
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