Easy Architect Costume for Kids

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Put together this cute and easy architect costume for your kids this Halloween, it even has a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds candy!

Put together this Easy Architect Costume for Halloween, it even has a "blueprint" drawing tube that holds candy!!

You guys, I am so proud of myself for talking my big kid out of a superhero costume this year. I mean, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with superhero costumes….except that I don’t get to make it myself which is less fun for me! Ha!

I persuaded O to dress up in an architect costume with the promise of cool accessories and he’s totally on board. If you recall, last year he was a cute little veterinarian primarily as an excuse to bring stuffed animals to school. What can I say, the guy loves props!

So this year I promised an awesome REAL drawing tube that HOLDS YOUR HALLOWEEN CANDY and any other of the myriad architect-y tools we have laying around.

(If you’re new here, my husband and I both studied architecture, he still works in the field and I used to, before I did this for a living.)

I mean, seriously, we have no shortage of architect stuff in our house. Want a ruler? I have about 30. I’m not exaggerating. Also my mother-in-law was an architect so we inherited even more from her.Put together this Easy Architect Costume for Halloween, it even has a "blueprint" drawing tube that holds candy!!

 

(Did I secretly push for this costume choice because it meant I didn’t have to buy very much stuff? I plead the fifth…)

I’ll be honest, I really really wanted him to go all in and be Iggy Peck Architect, but he was worried people might not recognize him. So we just went with generic “architect”.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering why glasses are required, trendy artistic glasses are totally an architect THING. The bolder the frames the better.  Trust me, I know a lot of architects.

Anyway, O has decided that the COOLEST part of this architect Halloween costume is that we made the drawing tube a candy holder.  I know! He’s delighted.Put together this Easy Architect Costume for Halloween, it even has a "blueprint" drawing tube that holds candy!!

 

(Psst! This also makes a fabulous last-minute Halloween costume idea since it’s so quick and easy to put together, the easy architect costume would work for an adult too! Just sayin’!)

Here’s how I put this adorable easy architect costume together…

Easy Architect Costume Supply List

Easy Architect Costume Instructions

  1. Gather all your accessories, dress your child in nice pants, the dress shirt and tie, faux glasses and hard hat. If you’ve got a girl, go for anything she’s comfortable in, in all black, then add the hat and glasses!
  2. To make the cool candy-holding blueprint drawing tube, first you need a clear plastic tube. I’ve linked to one above but we found ours for free holding some old wrapping paper. Easy Architect Costume for Kids, make a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds your HALLOWEEN CANDY!
  3. Print out some pretend blueprints to fit the tube. I actually just printed that one large image divided between two regular sheets of paper so I could print at home and then I taped them together. You can’t even tell!
  4. Roll up your “blueprints” and put them in the clear tube. Easy Architect Costume for Kids, make a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds your HALLOWEEN CANDY!
  5. Put the tube endcaps back on and mark how far down the tube they sit. Then mark where you want to attach your ribbon strap.
  6. Cut a horizontal slit with your craft knife (carefully!) the same width as your ribbon. Easy Architect Costume for Kids, make a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds your HALLOWEEN CANDY!
  7. Insert one end of the ribbon and secure inside the tube with a bit of hot glue. Easy Architect Costume for Kids, make a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds your HALLOWEEN CANDY!
  8. Measure the length of the strap on your child to make sure the drawing tube fits them, then repeat, attaching the other end.
  9. Use hot glue to secure the bottom end cap, leave the other one removable so they can use the blueprint drawing tube to collect their Halloween candy! Easy Architect Costume for Kids, make a fun blueprint drawing tube that holds your HALLOWEEN CANDY!

 

Easy Architect Costume for Kids

Put together this Easy Architect Costume for Kids with just a couple supplies, it even has a blueprint drawing tube that holds your Halloween candy!!
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. Print out your "blueprints", roll and insert in clear plastic tube.
  2. Mark and cut, with yoru craft knife, a slit around the circumference as wide as your ribbon.
  3. Insert end of ribbon through slit and secure inside with hot glue.
  4. Try on your child for length and then repeat with other end of ribbon.
  5. Glue on the bottom end cap and leave the other free so you can use your drawing tube to hold candy!
  6. Dress your child in architect-y clothes including hard hat and glasses!
Put together this Easy Architect Costume for Halloween, it even has a "blueprint" drawing tube that holds candy!!

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