Just a Bug

For my son’s 1st Halloween we decided to go with the traditional pumpkin costume. Here he is, looking cute, and hanging out in the pumpkin patch.

For Halloween #2, we decided to get a little more creative and expand beyond the iconic Halloween costumes. I have been calling him “Bug” for a while now… I’m not really sure why I started calling him that… or when it started exactly… but anyhow – it’s Mommy’s nickname for him right now.

I headed to Etsy & Pinterest for some Inspiration, but found that Bug costumes tend to be a little girly - Ladybug, Bumble Bee and Butterfly.

The Caterpillar costumes were more gender neutral and I considered that option, but I also knew if he was any of those, we’d be calling him a “Caterpillar” or a “Bee” instead of just a Bug.
So I built myself an inspiration board for a Baby Bug Costume on Polyvore -- playing with stripes and polka dots. 

My husband and I both agreed on the spots, and off we “flew” to get our little Bug’s costume together.

I was more than pleased with the final result, and it was so easy to DIY! Hope you like it!

Antennae – Silver Pipe Cleaners + Blue Pom-Poms + Glue Dots
Bug Eyes – Styrofoam Ball + Adhesive Felt + Googly Eyes
Body – Hoodie + Adhesive Felt
Wings – Wire Hangers + White Tights following this tutorial: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Fairy-Wings

- Lora

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