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Easy Family Halloween Costume: Little Red Riding Hood

I love Halloween and dressing up, but sometimes you need to keep things cheap. That is how the idea for our Little Red Riding Hood Costume came about. I saw ears, a tail, and a buffalo bowtie in Walmart for $5 and I thought, what family costume could I base around this?

Boy in wolf costume
I got this cute black and white shirt and pants at Carter’s. I used it for his 1-year-old pictures and plan on using them for church–so I’m feeling good about the mileage I’m getting out of this outfit.

I admit when I saw a wig at Walmart with curlers in it I was thrilled that I could be the grandmother from the story, my little boy could be the wolf, and my husband could be the woodsman since he already has the perfect beard for it. But there was just one problem for any of the other costumes to make any sense we needed a little red riding hood. So I traded in the sweet wig with rollers in its hair for a red cape. Honestly being Little Red Riding hood was easy and inexpensive so it ended up being a great Halloween costume. Plus, I’m sure the red cape will get even more use in future Halloween costumes.

I made this ax using things I had on hand, but if you want a pattern for making your own ax and some amazing tips on accessories for a woodsman check out Make it & Love it.

ax finished product
Woodsman’s ax using a 5 Gallon Paint Stirring Stick
ax to show finished product
The drawback of using wood stain instead of brown spray paint. It didn’t cover up the ruler lines.

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