• The Red Balloon Halloween Costume

    Today we have a really simple costume based off of Albert Lamorisse’s beautiful French children’s film, The Red Balloon (you can watch the full short film on youtube here). It’s so easy, no crafting and you probably can collect most everything in your closet.

    Here’s how to put it together…

    To collect:  Grey sweatpants, grey sweatshirt/sweater, grey scarf or turtleneck, brown boots

    To make: Get your balloon blown up with helium at your local grocery store. Attach a white string.

    To buy:  A big round balloon ($5 from Oh Happy Day Party shop)

    Bonus points: A baguette!

    See more Halloween costume ideas right here.

    Thanks Declan, Allie + Liam for coming to model! 


    1. Friday Folderol – Shrew and Snail said… October 6, 2017 12:06 pm

      […] Halloween costume from The Red Balloon, which was a film but also was made into a book, which I had when I was […]

    2. Jess said… October 5, 2017 9:10 am

      So this costume is actually banned in a lot of areas b/c of the reference to It and imitation kidnappings. Just a heads up.

    3. Paige Flamm said… October 5, 2017 8:30 am

      This is so simple and cute! I love it!


    4. Gloria said… October 5, 2017 7:17 am

      Just saw the youtube video. What a precious movie – can’t wait to watch it with my boys!

    5. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog said… October 5, 2017 6:01 am

      I’ve never heard of the red balloon. Sounds like an interesting film, will check it out.

      Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    6. Trista said… October 5, 2017 5:20 am

      Cute costume and beautiful idea. I think anything with a red balloon is going to be seen as a reference to IT though.

      • Liz Stanley said… October 5, 2017 6:56 am

        ha! didn’t even make that connection

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