Halloween Costume Ideas from I Made You a Beard

Your Little Blessing in Disguise

i made you a beard costume!

Mustaches are so 2009. This Halloween, it’s all about the beard.

Not just for hipsters or lumberjacks, local artist Erin Dollar of I Made You a Beard has created scruffy options for clever costumes ranging from kid favorites (pirates, Vikings) to old standards (Abe Lincoln, Sherlock Holmes) and even the more obscure (Charles Darwin, anyone?). Our favorite idea: a whole family of garden gnomes.

The beards are handmade of soft yarn with felt backings, cotton linings, and simple grosgrain ribbons to tie them on. Dollar will even whip up a custom one for your mini if nothing fits your plan. And you thought you had years before facial hair.

Available online at imadeyouabeard.etsy.com, $18-$40.

handmade halloween costumes for kids!
Looking for neat Halloween costumes you don’t have to make? Check out more of our favorite finds from Etsy!

this week in los angeles!

Baby Loves Disco Lemonade Tour

What: An afternoon dance party featuring DJs spinning classic hits from the ’70s and ’80s, along with snacks, bubble machines, and crafts.
Why: Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
When: Sun., noon.
Where: Cinespace, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., at Ivar Ave. (323-817-3456). Tickets online at babylovesdisco.com. Single admission, $20; family four-pack, $60.

Halloween Costume Workshop

What: Create your own original getups in a studio workshop with artist Ann Marie Boyle.
Why: They provide the special effects, trim, and expertise for the coolest duds on the block.
When: Sat., 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Wisdom Arts Laboratory, 520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., b/t N. Oakland & N. Madison Aves. (626-318-0897). One parent and child, $35.

The Show Off Improv Story Telling

What: CEO (clown executive officer) Joshua Lewis Berg gets everyone jamming together using interactive improvisational games, hands-on activities, and music.
Why: Let your imagination go.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Grow Kid Grow, 4310 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Bates & Fountain Aves. (323-661-4769). Admission is free.

Photo: Courtesy of I Made You a Beard

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520 E Orange Grove Blvd
bt N Oakland & N Madison Aves
Pasadena, CA 91101
Grow Kid Grow
4310 W Sunset Blvd
bt Bates & Fountain Aves
Los Angeles, CA 90029
6356 Hollywood Blvd
@ Ivar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028