Need a last minute idea for your little trick-or-treaters? Take a hint from the Scout Elves at the North Pole and look no further than your closet. By making good use of items both old and new from the Claus Couture Collection™, these elves found inspiration. With a little imagination, your everyday items can become a clever costume!
Start in the Coat Closet
An old jacket or coat is a great place to find the centerpiece for a last-minute ensemble. This Scout Elf used the Aviator Jacket and Goggles set to become a flying ace—which is a great fit since elves love to fly. Is there an old leather jacket in your closet? Pin on some homemade patches, add a scarf and a pair of sunglasses and your little one can also become a captain of the skies. Other ideas for old coats: Trench coats and sunglasses are great for a quick spy getup, while puffy coats are great for winter sports athletes. Add a hat, gloves and a homemade medal and your child will look the part of an Olympic downhill skier in no time.
Any Old Skirt Will Do
You can use sequins and ribbon to dress up any old skirt or dress hanging in the closet. Add a tiara and a wand which are available at many dollar stores or can be created at home as an easy and fun craft project. This Scout Elf chose the Claus Couture Collection™ Collector’s Edition Satin Tiered Skirt demonstrating that any little lady can be queen for a day!
See the entire Claus Couture Collection™, which also features the spirited 2014 Game Day Jersey and 2014 Scout Elf Skirt—perfect for the fashion forward Scout Elf this holiday.
Still need another idea? Learn how to create a DIY Scout Elf costume for your child here.