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Thrift Store DIY Kim Possible Costume

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Halloween is a great time for your kids to express their individuality and personality! But buying a ready-made costume gives them a chance to walk into a Halloween party and find someone wearing the exact same costume. Ready made costumes can also get pretty pricey. So this year, I challenged our teenager to create her own costume, using only pieces found at our local thrift store. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was able to put together this DIY Kim Possible costume for under $20.

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DIY Kim Possible costume

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teenager dressed up with DIY Kim Possible costume

Kim Possible was originally released in 2002, three years before our oldest daughter was born, but it was a favorite of hers growing up. Kim is a high schooler who fights crime on a regular basis while dealing with everyday teenage issues. If you ask her to sing the theme song, she still can, word for word. She was also turned into a live action movie in February of 2019.

What I love most about Kim Possible is how simple her outfit really is.

An inexpensive and fun costume idea. We got everything we need for a DIY Kim Possible costume at our local thrift store for less than $20.

What You’ll Need for Your DIY Kim Possible Costume

Black Top: Kim Possible’s black top in the cartoon is 3/4 sleeved and a turtle neck; however, since we live in Florida, there aren’t many long sleeved, let alone, turtle neck tees to be found. Lucia was able to find this black short sleeve top, which she trimmed to make a crop top, for only $3.97.

Cargo Pants: Kim Possible rocks green cargo pants, but Lucia was able to find these khaki cargo pants which are pretty similar and can be worn throughout the year, for only $4.97.

Black Gloves: In the cartoon, Kim Possible wears what looks to me like black rubber dish washing gloves. In the live action film, she wears fingerless gloves. Lucia was able to find these fingerless gloves for $4.

Utility Belt: Kim Possible rocks a brown, utility belt which we thought we’d never find. Luckily, we had a brown purse at home that she was able to cut and feed through her belt loops to use as a belt.

Red Wig: Kim Possible wouldn’t be right without her bright reddish orange hair. We were surprised to find that our local thrift store actually sells costume wigs before Halloween. She picked up this wig for $7.

Black Shoes: Since Kim Possible’s black shoes are hidden in the cartoon version, Lucia decided to pull out her black lace up boots which were perfect for this costume!

Makeup: It’s funny the things you notice when you’re paying attention. Did you ever notice that Kim Possible has a dark red lipstick only on the top lip? Lucia had a blast recreating that with a dark red lipstick on top, and concealer on her bottom lip.

She did a great job with her DIY Kim Possible costume, didn’t she? And believe it or not, she found a 2nd costume at the thrift store and you won’t believe what we paid for it! Stay tuned. We will share it in the next couple of weeks! Any guesses?

Make sure to check out all of our Halloween posts and stay tuned for some more recipes and tips!

An inexpensive and fun costume idea. We got everything we need for a DIY Kim Possible costume at our local thrift store for less than $20.

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  • Heather
    October 6, 2019

    What a fun costume! I love that it’s thrifted, those are my favorite Halloween costumes!
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  • Foodie Find Home
    October 4, 2019

    I think she did a fantastic job with the costume. It’s so cute!! My daughter used to love Kim Possible when she was younger so I think she would have enjoyed a costume like this.
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  • Fatima Torres
    October 4, 2019

    This is such a great idea for your girl. Love that you were able to save by choosing to go with a thrift shop.

  • Suzanne
    October 3, 2019

    Such a cute and clever way to be Kim Possible. I love this idea for Halloween.

  • Jessica A
    October 3, 2019

    I can’t believe this is so cool to me! I’m not a cosplay girl, but I am really enjoying this! You did great! I love the shots you got too!
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  • Marysa
    October 3, 2019

    What a great costume! So many costumes are store bought these days, and it is nice to see a homemade one.
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  • littlemisadvencha
    October 3, 2019

    wow. you look so cute in that costume! i love kim possible. you really nailed it. 🙂

  • Heather Barber McMechan
    October 2, 2019

    How cute is this? I love how you were able to snag this deal from thrift shopping

  • eli
    October 2, 2019

    Aww this makes me feel so nostalgic. I loved Kim Possible growing up and think that she makes for a perfect Halloween costume!

  • Raina
    October 2, 2019

    Such a great idea- i love her costume

  • Garf
    October 2, 2019

    Oh my gosh, this is so cute. It is a great and definitely cute costume idea.

  • Roy
    October 2, 2019

    She is a designer in the making for sure. What a lovely outfit she has created. Congratulations to her.
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  • Wanda
    October 2, 2019

    What a creative costume idea. This was one of my fav shows when I was younger.
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  • Candy Rachelle
    October 2, 2019

    Looks like you can be a great cosplayer! Love that DIY costume! Now ready for the upcoming holiday

  • Ruth I
    October 2, 2019

    She is so pretty in her outfit! We like making my niece’s costume than buying a ready one. Love this costume idea!

  • Emman Damian
    October 2, 2019

    Thrift Store DIY Kim Possible Costume sounds amazing! So cool that it’s very cheap and it looks like Kim! Wow!
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  • David Elliott
    October 2, 2019

    That’s just so impressive what she could do with that. Honestly, my daughter is that kind of a person as well where she can make any outfit look unique and uniquely her. I should take her to a thrift store and see what she can do to make a costume. I bet she would come up with something amazing.
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  • Wendy Polisi
    October 2, 2019

    I used to love watching that with my kids. It is a really cute and fun costume idea!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    October 2, 2019

    Oh my gosh! I love Kim Possible and had forgotten all about her! I’m in love with this costume idea!

  • katrina Kroeplin
    October 1, 2019

    that’s a super cute costume. my daughter would have loved that when she was younger. i’ll have to share this with a few friends that have kids this age.

  • Kimberly
    October 1, 2019

    This is so cute! I used to watch Kim Possible ALL THE TIME!

  • Surekha
    October 1, 2019

    Wow.. This diy costume is just so cute..! She looks great on it. I love Kim Possible too, such a great character!

  • Alvin
    October 1, 2019

    Clever idea for a costume and looks like she was having a lot of fun creating and wearing it.
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  • natalie
    October 1, 2019

    This costume is fab! I need to get a little more creative, I generally spend a fortune on buying them.

  • Helen Little
    October 1, 2019

    She looks amazing! It’s so great she has a unique Halloween outfit and she loves the character! x
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  • Jay
    October 1, 2019

    That is so cool! My niece would love this.

  • Satah
    October 1, 2019

    So cute! Super easy to make!

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    October 1, 2019

    What a fun idea! I’ve never thought about checking a thrift store for costume pieces. Genius!
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  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh
    October 1, 2019

    How cool! I am really liking this Kim Possible costume.

  • joy
    October 1, 2019

    I had no idea thrift stores sold makeup and wigs. That’s so cool for costume adventurers such as yourself! Turned out great.

  • Rachel
    October 1, 2019

    This looks like an easy costume to put together and it would be fun for the Kim Possible fans.
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  • She looks so good! I love that you can get dressed up for Halloween without spending a fortune!
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  • Toni
    October 1, 2019

    That’s really cute and super easy! Kids will love this, for sure!
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  • Emily
    October 1, 2019

    Wow this looks awesome. Well done

  • Kelly Martin
    October 1, 2019

    Great costume for Halloween. Nice and affordable too!

  • Catalina
    October 1, 2019

    wow! She looks amazing! I know that my niece will love this type of costume!

  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    October 1, 2019

    I love this Kim Possible costume! I was surprised at how many costumes our local Goodwill had when we stopped in last week. Tons of wigs and other fun Halloween stuff.
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  • Jeni Hawkins
    October 1, 2019

    That looks like an awesome Kim costume. She really really looks like you. It is affordable and quite doable.

  • Liz Cochico
    October 1, 2019

    Kim Possible used to be my daughter’s favorite. I love the costume and I can’t believe you saved so much on the costume.
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  • Kat&Phil
    October 1, 2019

    Well done! What a great idea and awesome price tag for this costume. So simple.
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  • Susan Carraretto
    September 30, 2019

    We love making our own costumes too. And this one is such a strong girl power outfit. I love it.
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    September 30, 2019

    My kids used to watch this show years ago. I actually forgot all about it. Now, I can hear the song playing in my head.

  • Sharon
    September 30, 2019

    I love how easy this costume is to make! Kim Possible is such a popular show I’m sure there will be lots of kids wanting this look for Halloween.

  • Celebrate Woman Today
    September 30, 2019

    Love it, Heather! Very simple, but so adorable. The girls would love it.

  • Kathy
    September 30, 2019

    I really love this idea. I use to watch the cartoon version when I was younger. I love that it’s a great price to make this too.

  • Kuma
    September 30, 2019

    I love the Kim Possible outfit, the cargo pants are so cute and love the khaki color.
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  • Lisa
    September 30, 2019

    This is such a cute Halloween costume! I’d like to make this for my little niece, she’d love it!

  • Vanessa Diaz
    September 30, 2019

    That cosplay is absolutely perfect. That costume is straight out of the cartoon. Love it.

  • Tara Pittman
    September 30, 2019

    My boys always create their costumes with thrift store items. I too never buy a costume.

  • Jasemine Denise
    September 30, 2019

    OH my goodness, I have a cosplayer I work with who did a Kim Possible cosplay not too long ago! I always forget how it’s such a simple costume to create but all these like dynamic moves you have to do when you’re taking pictures in them. This is a fantastic break down! Gonna have to give it a share!
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  • Paula @ I'm Busy Being Awesome
    September 30, 2019

    Love this! and it ‘s such an easy costume to recreate!

  • Liz Mays
    September 30, 2019

    Oh this is too fun! Kim Possible was such a popular show and I think this costume will be a hit!

  • Valerie
    September 30, 2019

    This turned out great. My son wants to be Spiderman as of now but will change his mind 50 times before then.

  • jaye shields
    September 30, 2019

    I remember Kim Possible from my childhood, but I don’t know if I was trick or treating, people would get it. You look fab though!

    • Heather
      September 30, 2019

      The live action movie was released in February of this year, so I think many would figure it out.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    September 30, 2019

    This is such a cool costume for any teen, it makes her look so hip and trendy at the same time. Just perfect for Halloween

  • Brianne Tursi Manz
    September 30, 2019

    This is so simple, yet so creative! How many kids has anyone seen in the past few years who dressed up as Kim Possible? Your daughter rocks this costume!

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos
    September 30, 2019

    Looking spot on with your DIY costume. All set for a fun and easy to wear Halloween party.
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  • Joanna
    September 30, 2019

    This is a pretty cool costume that resembles the one of the character so much! It’s so impressive that you managed to put it all together for less than 20$!

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