Inspired by Waynes World which was very popular during my brother's teenage years, I made this rock star costume for my 11 year old nephew. It was created using a box, a pair of boots I bought at Good Will, an Indian wig that we cut into the mullet, and some scrap material I had around the house. We took the costume to an area costume contest and he won 3rd place.
I started by painting the box which would be the speakers. We simply painted it solid black, and then two white circles for the actual speakers. I had to measure the box to hit about the mid of his calf so he would be able to walk easily once the costume was completed.
Next I cut the bottom out of the rubber boots I found at Good Will and glued them to the speaker box. Using some scrap material I had at home I made the pants and headband for the rock star outfit. He wore a shirt that he already had.
I found a wig for an Indian at Wall-Mart and we cut it into the mulet and teased it to make it look a little more rocked out and tied the head band around it.
Lastly we got him into the costume and gave him a toy guitar we had from when my children were young. He really enjoyed the costume and would walk around with his tongue hanging out or making rock star gestures with his hands.
The reason this Punk Rocker Costume came about is because at the time my son had a mohawk that he just wasn't ready to shave off yet..his baseball team got them for the championships that summer (yes ,they won so the other moms were less mad at me for letting my son start the whole mohawk idea).
So he was an extra in a movie that was a Halloween party scene and we didn't have much choice with that hairdo so I went the 2nd hand store and found some used clothes, I found black jeans and ripped them up, and the t-shirt was perfect and I cut it up put it back together with safety pins. We used black eyeliner and kids tattoos. Bought some accesories and borrowed some. Changed the laces in some old shoes.
It looked pretty good when we saw it in the clips of the movie even though it wasn't a blockbuster just a web series, it was fun and worked out great he did finally shave it off before Thanksgiving.
My 3 year old daughter wanted to be batman for Halloween, but since she was just 3 I still wanted to dress her the way that I wanted to because I know in a few years I will not have any say in what she wanted to be.
For this Rockstar Girl costume I started off with a shirt from Target with sculls on it. I got a belt from the local thrift store for 0.29 cents. I used a belt and screwed it into a toy guitar that she had already had for her to wear over her shoulder. I got the fish net stockings at a Halloween store. I got the fish net glove from Party city. I got the boots from a local Once upon a child (kids resell shop). Then just used makeup that I already had. And bought some hair spray in the can (orange).
It was a really easy costume to make. She had everyone taking pictures of her when she was trick or treating.
My 3 year old is a rock star at heart and wanted to share that with the world for Halloween this year. He had a pair of ripped jeans that I embellished with an iron-on transfer that says “born to rock” and a guitar.
A guitar and microphone tee that he had previously cut with scissors worked great as a top. We use markers to “tattoo” his arms with hearts that said “mom” and “dad” in them. A beanie borrowed from his brother for his head and mom’s black hair elastics as jelly bracelets finished it off.
He carried his toy electric guitar and a sulky attitude for trick or treating. He was a hit in his rock star costume and all for just $2 for the sheet of iron-on transfer paper.