Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Last-Minute Hallowe'en Costume Ideas

No handmade costume this year: bought this one at Old Navy.
This year, due to Bronte's arrival, I haven't made a costume for Linnaeus. Or or Bronte, for that matter. I do have Linnaeus' baby skeleton costume that would fit her & his bat costume for next year, but
I hadn't really figured out what to do until last week. I asked him what he wanted to be, but he is still a bit young to really get into the holiday in advance. When I saw that Old Navy had costumes on sale, I showed him the pictures of them & we decided on a fox outfit. It should arrive today--just in time for Hallowe'en.

If you're a procrastinator like me & you haven't got a costume for your child(ren) yet, not to worry: I've got some ideas for you.

  • Collage Collage, a local children's art studio, put together five different simple costumes based on a hoodie with the addition of a little felt, cardboard &/or pompoms. None of the costumes require sewing, either. See all five looks here.
  • Last year, I put together a list of ten hand-made costumes that I liked from various sources: Martha Stewart, Threadbanger & a couple of my own, including the aforementioned baby skeleton sleeper. Here's the link to that post.
  • Last year I also wrote a post about how to save money on Hallowe'en costumes. Check it out here.

What are your kids dressing up as for Hallowe'en this year? Have you got any great resources or costume ideas to share? Leave them in the comments below!

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1 comment:

  1. Great topic! Megan was going to be Snow White and Emily was going to be a pumpkin. Well, that's what I got them. Then they turned out to have opinions of their own!! Go figure! Emily is now going as Cinderella and Megan is going to be a scary witch ("princesses are not scary Mom" sayeth the sophisticated grade one big girl!). The fox looks very cute. And warm!


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