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31 days of Halloween costumes: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Every day in October, we’re bringing you Halloween costume inspiration from the TODAY Parenting Team. Our fellow parents are sharing their favorite costumes, whether they're awe-inspiring DIY creations or quick-and-easy store-bought solutions. It’s all about making the little goblins happy, right?

Bookmark this page for a new costume idea every day, and share your own Halloween photos and stories on the TODAY Parenting Team.

October 8: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Jessica Gil
This TODAY Parenting Team Contributor was inspired by the film "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

TODAY Parenting Team contributor Jessica Gil was watching the film "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" when she was struck with the idea to create a special costume for her then-6-month-old daughter.

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Jessica Gil

"The costume is made up of seat cushion filler, yarn and tulle," Gil wrote in a post on the TODAY Parenting Team. "I created a white tutu first then added the seat cushion filler to each layer of the tutu. The meatballs are made up of yarn as well as the spaghetti."

Gil said the costume was a big hit, and kept her daughter warm and snuggly while trick-or-treating. And, the total materials cost was less than $30.

We'd say that's $30 well spent.

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