Parents have proven time and again that no amount of budget constraints can stop them from making their kids stand out, whether it’s for a school activity, Halloween, or a birthday party. So we’re always impressed when we see moms busting out their creativity for their little ones — just like Nicole Aquino, who DIY’d this adorable astronaut costume for her son Maxs’ first birthday party.
Nicole, a mom of two who works in event management, is a pretty creative mama. So when she browsed online and saw that astronaut costumes cost too much for one-time use, she decided to go through Pinterest instead to find a design she can DIY.
She saw one that was easy enough to make which required only a few materials. “Luckily, my son had plain white pants and a onesie that still fit him. It had suspenders stitched in, but that was easy enough to remove,” she shares in an interview with SmartParenting.com.ph. “[Then,] I thought of adding a personal touch by making Maxs his own logo and a NASA-inspired patch.”
DIY Astronaut Costume
The result? A super cute costume her little boy can even use for Halloween! And guess what — it only cost Php30 to make! Here’s how she did it:
- White onesie and white pants
- Felt cloth (4 pieces at Php6 per sheet)
- Straps from old bags
- Used ribbon
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks (Php6 per stick)
- Sewing kit
Simple, right? What’s nice about Nicole’s DIY is that you can even make the same costume for older kids — just replace the white onesie with a white shirt! Galing!
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