Last years DIY Halloween costume *may* just be one of my faves that we’ve ever done (and by WE, I mean, my son and I)! 🙂 Because this was allllll his idea! 🙂 I call Esther my little pickle all the time, because, well, she is a tricky little pickle sometimes with her choices or lack-thereof (ya know, toddlers)! 🙂 And one day in the car while running errands, Zeke told me that Esther should be a pickle for Halloween. I asked him, “well then what should you be?” He thought awhile. And then burst out “A PICKLE JAR!!!!” Duh! Of course! A pickle jar!
So, today, we give you a DIY Pickle Jar Halloween costume + a little pickle! 🙂
The pickle jar costume was easy easy easy, it just required some materials from Amazon, lots of hot glue and a night in front of Gilmore Girls to make it happen! 🙂 I modeled the jar costume from this sprinkle costume that Oh Happy Day published a few years ago! Just sub out the colorful balloons for green ones, spray that top gold instead of white, and make your own pickle label from paper (we LOVE our Claussens around here, so we *had* to model it after theirs)! 🙂
And Esther’s little pickle costume is essentially a felt romper with ribbon ties at the top. I grabbed a romper and onesie that fit her well and used that for sizing. I also had a 2nd color of green that I cut into circles, stuffed with some poly-fil and then hand stitched in a “bumpy” way to the green romper for the pickle texture! 🙂 The night of trick or treating, she wore green tights and boots and a green hat too (ya know, these cold Midwest Halloween nights?!?! 🙂