How to Make an Old Lady Costume for Kids

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An old lady costume is easy to put together for a little girl, and is an ideal solution for a Halloween party or a school play. Use items and materials you may already have on hand to create a unique outfit that will set your child apart. Plus, making the old lady costume by hand will save costs over purchasing a premade costume from a specialty shop, where such costumes can sometimes be expensive.

Things You'll Need

  • Floor-length dress
  • Tights
  • Black shoes
  • Scarf
  • Wire glasses
  • Costume jewelry
  • Shower curtain rod
  • Brown spray paint
  • Baby powder

Instructions

  1. Dress the child in a floor-length dress. Stay away from youthful colors such as white or pink. A dark dress with a floral print works best. Add tights and black shoes to the outfit.

  2. Tie a scarf around the child's shoulders to look like an old-fashioned shawl.

  3. Pop the lenses out of a pair of wire glasses so that the child can wear the glasses without having to look through prescription lenses.

  4. Accessorize the outfit with costume jewelry such as strings of pearls, a cameo or a brooch.

  5. Spray paint half an old shower curtain rod brown to look like a cane.

  6. Tie the child's hair into a bun. Sprinkle baby powder over the hair to make it look gray.

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