Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD + THE BIG BAD WOLF

I've been meaning to publish this post for days, but things have been nuts around here! Like, nuts!!  But since Halloween is a mere three days away, I thought I'd squeeze in, last-minute, this last-minute costume idea.

Little Red Riding Hood is a really quick and easy costume to pull off, but it does require a little work. Luckily, this required zero work for me, only because this Little Red cape was made my my mother 30 years ago. So I didn't have to make it, but I can't imagine it would be too terribly hard to create, even last-minute. But I'll leave that to all you DIYers.





Obviously, the best costume pairing with Little Red Riding Hood is The Big Bad Wolf! We went to lots of trouble for this wolf get-up, as you can see. Bought a mask and called it done. I actually had big plans for Tristin to dress as the grandma and Tom to dress as the huntsman, but right as I had Tom dressed, he somehow managed to pee without the pee even touching his diaper. It went out of his diaper and down his leg and onto his shoes and socks and shorts. How?! I still haven't figured that one out. Anyway, all that being said, this is what we ended up with.


"What big teeth you have!"

"The better to eat you with!"


So there ya have it. And the irony of all these Halloween costume posts is that we actually don't have our costumes ready for Friday. No lie. I don't even know what Tristin or Tom are going to be, but we'll pull something together.

Friday, October 17, 2014

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS: PINOCCHIO

Do you like to torture yourself? Me too. That is why I dressed the most disagreeable toddler like Pinocchio and then attempted to take his picture. I almost lost my mind over this, so I hope you enjoy it! And the photos aren't the greatest ever, but cut me some slack. You have no idea what I was going through. From the way he was acting, I can hardly believe the donkey ears and tail didn't sprout!  All things considered, it was totally worth it! I mean, the little Jiminy Cricket! 



I get a sick high out of the fact that I spent zero dollars on this. For the lederhosen I just cut one of the girls' hair ribbons in half and stuck it on the side seams of his shorts with double sided tape. Took 5 minutes, max. 






I actually have a Pinocchio nose that I wanted Tom to wear, but the hat and cricket were already pushing him over the edge, so that's where I drew the line. No nose. But you can use you imagination ;)





Hope you're all having a ridiculous amount of fun thinking up Halloween costumes for you and your kids! When everywhere you look is horrible news, you have to focus on making and having fun, even if it means torturing yourself and your children in the process.  TGIF, everyone!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

So today's Halloween costume idea is none other than The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.  Easiest costume ever. We seriously threw this together in maybe 10 minutes, and forgive me for saying so, but AWESOME! Look at this kid!! He's feelin' the rockstar vibe, and I'm loving it kind of a lot!

BAM! Even broke a string, in true rockstar fashion.






Who's The Boss now, Springsteen?!


Monday, October 13, 2014

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS (sort of) : DOLLY PARTON AND KENNY ROGERS

Welcome to day two of our Halloween costume creations and a far cry from the Maria Von Trapp post. 
I'm sure I'll get some criticism for dressing my five year old like Dolly Parton, but I'm willing to take it. When I was six I was Dolly for Halloween, and I LOVED it! I think I enjoyed it because it made everyone laugh. So in the spirit of all having a good laugh, I give you Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. 



This was so much fun, people. I really couldn't believe how much Enid got into character. And apparently Silas was confused about Kenny Rogers and decided to do his best rockstar impression. By the way, I made them listen to Islands in the Stream before we did this, and Silas covered his ears in disgust. Sorry, Kenny and Dolly. 











So throw stones if you will, but my kids are homeschooled. We gotta live a little!  Look for another costume post tomorrow, one that's more up Silas' alley.