How to Make a Homemade Kid's Fireman Costume

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So your little one wants to be a firefighter for Halloween? Or maybe she just wants a uniform of her own for dress-up play after a school field trip to the local fire station. You could always buy an off-the-rack costume, but making a DIY costume with your toddler offers an opportunity for parent-child bonding and results in a unique costume that nobody else on the block can match. (You already knew it was cheaper, too, right?)

Step 1

Place strips of yellow reflective tape along the bottom edge of the raincoat, all the way around.

Step 2

Place another strip of yellow reflective tape across the coat's chest.

Step 3

Place one ring of reflective yellow tape on each of the coat's lower arms. Repeat with the upper arms if you like.

Step 4

Outline the coat's collar in reflective tape.

Step 5

Apply a ring of reflective tape around the top of each boot.

Step 6

Dress your child in the black shirt and pants first, then the boots and coat. Top off with a plastic firefighter's hat. Your costume is complete.