Oct 11

The Red Balloon Costume

Working on this Halloween costume made me nostalgic for Paris. We based this costume off Albert Lamorisse’s beautiful French film The Red Balloon. It is a short and sad (but really sweet) movie about a boy and a balloon in Paris who become best friends. Our kids actually love this film (you can stream it on Netflix) and we thought it would make a really great costume. You can throw this one together without a lot of planning. See all the details below.

Materials Needed: Grey Sweatsuit, Leather Satchel, A Large 36″ Red Balloon (you can get these from any Party City.)

This is the kind of costume that people who have seen the movie will love and everyone else will wonder why that little boy’s parents sent him out in a sweatsuit. But really, any little kid would be thrilled to keep a big red balloon company for the night.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison


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