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My Little Pumpkins: How to Make a Toddler Pumpkin Halloween Costume

My Little Pumpkins: How to Make a Toddler Pumpkin Halloween Costume

For almost an entire year, my toddler daughter has said that she wanted to be a pumpkin for Halloween. Because October is unpredictable in terms of temperatures in our neck of the woods, I wanted to create her a pumpkin costume that offered some versatility. More specifically, I wanted to make a costume that could be worn over regular clothes to keep my daughter warm should Halloween be especially chilly this year.

Orange Footed Pajamas and Green Fleece Hat Black Felt Jack o' Lantern Face

After quite a bit of thought and consideration, I decided that the best and easiest route for making a pumpkin costume for my toddler involved footed pajamas. After scouring Amazon, I found some orange fleece foot pajamas that would keep my daughter toasty warm on a cold Halloween. I also ordered a cozy green fleece hat. Using black felt and my sewing skills, I then attached a Jack o’ lantern face to the front of the pajamas. (My daughter designed the face.) With just three simple materials, I created a snuggly warm and versatile pumpkin Halloween costume for my toddler daughter.

To complete my pumpkin patch, I also dressed my newborn son in a snuggle pumpkin outfit. While garage sale shopping this past summer, I found a cozy pumpkin suit for super cheap. Because I might have given birth before Halloween, I decided to buy the outfit just in case I needed a newborn Halloween costume. And my son sure did arrive before Halloween! So now he and his big sister are both adorable little pumpkins this year!

Pumpkin Costumes

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Happy Halloween from The Parenting Patch!

For more fun pumpkin crafts, check out my J Is for Jack-o-Lantern Handprint Craft, P Is for Pumpkin Handprint Craft, Origami Pumpkin Craft, Paint Chip Pumpkin Craft, Paper Plate Pumpkin Puzzles, Paper Plate Pumpkin, Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch Craft, and Halloween Pumpkin Egg Carton Craft.

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My Little Pumpkins: How to Make a Toddler Pumpkin Halloween Costume © 2015 Heather Johnson
Pumpkin Costumes © 2015 Heather Johnson
Orange Footed Pajamas and Green Fleece Hat © 2014 Heather Johnson
Black Felt Jack o’ Lantern Face © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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