Trying to find an inexpensive costume for a 7 month old can be hard. I had this idea to make our son Nathan a turtle costume.
For his shell, I used an old bicycle helmet and painted a turtle shell pattern on top using craft paint. The helmet straps fit under his arms and fastened on his chest. The groove of the helmet fit his back and shoulders perfectly! He was able to move about and crawl around (looking just like a little turtle) with no problem.
After Halloween, he wore the sweatshirt and pants for a number of months and we actually have kept the helmet incase we need an extra. In the photos attached, you'll see him receiving his prize for the best costume!
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I you don't win this contest there is something wrong!! Oh My Goodness, how adorable, clever, and thrifty!!
Hi. Would you be willing to make another of those turtle helmets and sell it? I am looking desperately for one as a gift, and I don't think I could paint it myself nearly as well as you have. Let me know, my email is perrytsai "at" gmail "dot" com
Perfect. I'd been thinking of doing a fabric shell, but this will be so much easier!
I love this! My son's nick name is turtle boy so I wanted to do a turtle costume this year for halloween but didn't want to spend much. This is a great idea. My son will be about 8 months.
I have to agree with the other responders. It is darling and so creative! I would like to create a costume like this for my son who is two years old. Do you have any ideas to make a larger turtle shell?
Thank you for the great idea! I have been looking everywhere for a turtle outfit for my 5 month old named Nathan too!
You are a LIFE SAVER!
I've been scouring the internet for a turtle costume in order to create "Tuck" from the Wonder Pets for my little girl, Brooke and her brothers. Wow. what an inexpensive way to do it - and It looks better than the $30.00 option! Thanks!
This costume is unique...I love it ! but most important I love that turtle...can I have him?
Wow! What an excellent and thrifty idea! Not only did you create this yourself, but you can still use the costume pieces for their original purposes after Halloween! (and wearing a custom turtle bicycle helmet looks cool too!) I can't wait to tell others about this! :)
Awwww! What a precious little one! The turtle costume is just too cute!
The cutest turtle ever!!! How adorable and how crafty.
Hats off to you with a little one and energy left over.
ohhhhh what a great idea!! i'm sending these pics to my nephew and his wife since they have a lil guy too. Your lil guy is just an adorable lil turtle!!
That is so adorable!!! I might have to do this for my son...he is 7 months old. You son is too cute!!!
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