It's not too early to start looking for your costumes. Really. The stores that I have visited have them all out. The online stores are ready.
If you wait too long you're gonna be stuck being a witch.
I have no preference to homemade versus store bought costumes. I have done both.
If I'm going with pre-made, I generally go the online route and order as early as I can so if I need to modify it I have enough time. Getting it early also allows me to shop for accessories local.
I like the following online stores:
Costumes Express – I generally find the kids here unless it's something I can find local.
For handmade costume ideas I like:
Martha Stewart – Unique ideas some easy, some not
The Costume Page – Large list of costumes to make
I always looked forward to wearing whatever costume I had
From top left:
Knight and Zombie Cheerleader- I look like I'm grabbing his crotch but I wasn't.
Super Mustard and Pretzel – I think most of my salt fell off
Medusa and Roman Emperor
Wolf and Ice Princess with child
Rapper and Spider Queen – I hand made that crown.
Mummy and Skeleton – These were Martha Stewart costumes that I copied for both of us
So tell me, what are you going to be this year?
very good post i like it
I am admittedly not a Halloween fan and we rarely dress up but this year I am super excited about Elena's costume b/c 5 mth old with whiskers :die!: Yes she is going to be a black cat.
I love the homemade crown! Here I thought you didn't like halloween – ha! I only wish I lived closer to see the horror of your yard, I'm sure it's spectacular!
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Oh you are fabulous, those are just fantastic costume combos. For some Christmas comes in July, yours clearly comes in October. Good for you for sharing your ideas and sources, I am sure you would actually love to be a Halloween consultant.
Last year we did a family ensemble. We did Orphan Annie. My 3 year old was Annie, DH was Daddy Warbucks, I was Miss Hannigan and 10 month old was Sandy the dog.
This year I have no plans to tell her you can change costumes each year.
Hoping to get one more year out of Annie – even if I have to listen to a now 4 year old's version of Tomorrow.
Now I'm going to spend all of the boys' nap time on costume express. Thanks :P
I can't even imagine how fun you are on Halloween.
I may not dress up this year, but I'm making my 15 month old a Frida Kahlo costume. Complete with a black braided yarn hairpiece and a eyeliner unibrow. I'm also going to get a small spider monkey beanie for her to carry around. I'm going all out! I figure this might be my last year to choose her costume, I was an art history major, and we also visted her house this past spring when we were in Mexico City. I'm thinking it will be pretty awesome.
I haven't decided if I am dressing up, but I have known for 3 years what my now 2 1/2 year old son was going to be this year. Frankenstein! I saw it in a parenting magazine or something when I was pregnant with him. (That's when my love for Halloween went to full on passion.) It's handmade as was his from last year. (Gnome) I figure this is probably the last year I will get any say in it without anyone having a full blown meltdown.
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