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Love the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Series? Here's How to Make a "Greg" Costume!

Sara Eberle
Sept. 28, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, here's how to turn your child into one of his favorite book characters in 4 easy steps.

"Greg Heffley" is the hero of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He has "unreliable friends" and loves playing video games and making comics. Although he's always making excuses, he's the lovable outcast you root for. Most of all, kids love this book series, and if your child is a fan, he might want to dress as "Greg" for Halloween. Here's how to make the costume yourself.


  • Hair gel
  • White T-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Calf high white socks
  • Black sneakers
  • Black backpack
  • Comic books (optional)
  • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book.

Step 1: Gel hair to make three thick strands that stick up at crown of head.

Step 2: Put on outfit: T-shirt, shorts, socks and sneakers (put black long johns under the shorts if it's a cold night).

Step 3: Fill backpack with comic books (optional). Put backpack over one shoulder.

Step 4: Carry "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book in opposite hand as backpack.

For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.

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