Last year our boys decided that they wanted to be a marionette and a Christmas stocking. It is our tradition to allow them to choose what they want to be and we will try to make it.
The Homemade Christmas Stocking Costume:
Cut out material so that child can fit in in the shape of a stocking. Create presents from cardboard and wrap them. Stuff stuffing inside the stocking to give it shape. Insert presents into stocking so they wont fall out.