This costume is a lot of fun for any boy who wants to be a ninja!
Like all of our costumes, it was made largely out of items we already owned! We accessorized with some toys from the local dollar store.
Truth be told- I’m sure that is a pirates sword on his waist!
The costume itself should likely be a little more form-fitting. However, we live in Ohio, and frankly, you just never know how many layers of clothes you will need for Halloween!
For pants, you can pretty much use anything from leggings to sweatpants. We found a pair of adult white pull-on pants at the local thrift store which I subsequently hemmed to fit my little man.
I added a piece of elastic to the outside of the pants so that my little man could slide in his “ninja sword”.
Then we dug out 2 white turtlenecks that I hadn’t worn in years. I used a medium as the actual shirt. Again, we went big in case we needed to layer up for weather. Then, a large became the headdress.
To do the headdress you want to slide the turtleneck onto the head upside down.
The easiest method is to pull in onto the neck and work your way back up so that the actual turtleneck portion is laying flat on the forehead above the eyes.
Then, you simply wrap the sleeves around the face like a winter scarf.
Of course, you will need to secure the arms in the back. We just tied it together to make it easy to remove when needed. The rest of your hood can then be tucked into the shirt your child is wearing. If you are ambitious, you can always cut some of it off so that it’s not as bulky.
This costume has been used again and again for make-believe playtime!