Oh! This Is The Greatest Show!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

This summer, The Greatest Showman took over our television. My three-year old loves belting out the soundtrack and the movie is a nice relief from all of the animated princess flicks.

While watching the movie one weekend, I turned to Lennon and said, “Do you want to be P.T. Burnam for Halloween?” She said, “YES” and thus this costume was born.

While I’m always a big DIY-er, I did spend some time scouring the internet for a costume. It’s really tough to find a ringmaster jacket for a toddler. There was something on Amazon, but I just couldn’t justify the spend. Then, I found this tutorial, and it was all over!

You guys. This Greatest Showman costume was the EASIEST Halloween DIY that I’ve ever made!

I purchased an oversized red hoodie, and just cut off the hood and the pockets.

In my ribbon box (yes, I said my ribbon box), I already had the gold sequins and ribbon for the chest area. For the final product, I added some fringe on the shoulders.

No sewing. All glue gun.

The hat has been an issue. I just couldn’t find one small enough for the kid’s head, so we went with this headband and a leotard for dance class.

For school and trick ‘or treat, we have some more layers - a white collar shirt and gold vest! Along with the shorts and cane, all of these items were purchased from Amazon! Here you can find links to the hat, gold vest, sequin shorts, sweatshirt and the way too big top hat (a steal at $6!). I'm pretty sure I made this costume under $50. And thanks to Amazon, everything was delivered to my door! 

Oh, and an added bonus? A themed class treat was super easy for this one!