How to make a stay-at-home mom costume

3 years ago

Halloween is almost here. You might have your kids’ outfits picked out, and maybe you don’t yet. Don’t worry momma, you’ll figure something out and the world will keep on turning.

But what about you? Do you have a costume picked out yet? 

Stay-at-home-mom costume

If you don’t, have no fear. I am here. 

I’ve found the perfect costume and guess what?

  • It costs nothing.
  • It is ridiculously easy to assemble.
  • It’s comfortable.
  • It can even be scary.

Are you ready?

It’s the stay-at-home mom Halloween costume.

Yes, in just a few easy steps, you’ll have an outfit that people will immediately recognize. No guessing as to what your character is: You are mom. Since this blog is clearly one that focuses on fashion (what?), I wanted to model and feature some of the pieces that you can mix and match to make the outfit your own.

Stay-at-home mom costume

First off, you’re going to need some hideous lounging/pajama pants. I’ve been blessed to have these sock monkey pants.

Next, add a well-worn T-shirt. I have about 20 K-State shirts that make their rotation through my extravagant wardrobe.

To complete the outfit, slip on a pair of slippers that you wouldn’t be caught dead in. These pink, fluffy, bedazzled flip-flops fit the bill.

Stay-at-home mom costume

Boom. Here it is: the stay-at-home mom. Notice the messy hair and giant cup of coffee. These are little extras that really bring it to life. Clearly this picture would be a picture taken of a stay-at-home mom during nap time since I am so relaxed and care-free. 

As I mentioned earlier, you can get creative and add your own touches to your costume. I am big on accessories for this. 

Stay-at-home mom costume

Here are a few I have featured for you. On the left you will see some fuzzy, multi-colored socks. These are awful and yet, oh so warm.

On the right you will find several items that a stay-at-home mom will find in her hands several times a day: a package of wipes, some animal crackers and a bottle of hand sanitizer. Carry one or all of these as you attend your Halloween bash to make the character really come to life. 

Stay-at-home mom costume

See how I’ve added the wipes as an accessory? It really makes the costume pop. You also may notice that I am wearing my high school basketball shirt which reads, “Call 911 because we’re on fire!” I graduated from high school in 1998. Do you see why this shirt is a shining star of my outfit?

I’ve chosen several sizes too big capri sweatpants that read “Key West.” I bought these in Key West the day we found out we were expecting our first baby. I thought I needed to buy huge pants. I didn’t. And I still wear them. I mean, for costumes. 

For my shoes, I am wearing some purple fuzzy slippers that have a fake jewel on one side. They are stunning. 

Stay-at-home mom costume

Here is another shot of my stay-at-home mom costume as I hang out in the back yard under a tree like usual.

There it is! I hope I’ve helped you in figuring out what to be this Halloween. If you end up using this idea, please be sure to share a picture of your costume on Facebook with me!

What other items would you add for the stay-at-home mom costume?

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