Many of you have asked about deals on costumes for Purim. I promise you, I’m on the lookout!
But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to talk about making your own Purim costumes.
When my oldest was three, he was obsessed with snails (hilzonot). His gan was having a nature-themed Purim celebration, so he dressed up as – yes! – a snail.
The next year, we had a king and a monkey. For our king, I made a “fur”-lined cape and felt crown – his scepter was cut out of shiny gold poster board. For our monkey, my stepmom (sewing genius) made a costume from a pattern. Probably not less expensive than something you could buy – but definitely softer and cuter!
Three years ago we had a bit of a medieval thing going. The knight’s “armor” was homemade, but the maille was store bought. His sword and shield were made from foam board, painted black and silver.
The dragon’s head and spines (pinned on to his t-shirt in the back) were made from stiffened felt – inspired by a Disney Family Fun article.
This year, the kids have been talking about their costumes since the summer (your kids do this, too, right?!).
They want to do a Star Wars theme. This is the first year our daughter will officially be dressed up and according to her brothers, she should be Princess Leah. We’ll see if we can put together a Hans Solo and Luke Skywalker costume for the boys. And my husband? I think he should go as Darth Vader!
Let’s talk homemade costumes in the comments section: Have you made your own costumes for Purim? What were some of your best creations? Do you prefer sew or no-sew?