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post #1 of 56
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Just a fluff thread. smile.gif

 

What are your kids going to be for Halloween, and how are you getting their costumes together (buying, making, a mix of both, borrowing, etc.)? 

post #2 of 56

My ds wants to be a witch.  How do you make a boy witch costume??

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DD2 will be a pumpkin head. She already told me we need to get on it. DD1 says no to store bought, they're boring and last year we made ours and lots of kids asked where we got it. She's going to be a Zombie princess... again. I need to work on my paper mache skills as DD2 has already told me it has to be light because she doesn't want to take it off at all.
post #4 of 56
Penguin and Hermione Granger. I buy costumes. I don't sew. I don't want my children to learn the vocabulary they would be exposed to if I tried to sew. bag.gif (I am, however, knitting a Gryffindor scarf for dd.)
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My ds and I are going to be a mama and baby bat. I am making his costume and adding wings to a shirt of mine.

post #6 of 56
Dd is going to be a raccoon.
I'm making it.
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DSD wants to be a bat. i really want to make her costume, but i dont know if i will be able to. it seems like a strictly mom thing to do and her mom might want to buy her costume (i dont think she sews). im debating offering my skills... i dont think she would mind but i had better ask DP. 

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Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama View Post

My ds wants to be a witch.  How do you make a boy witch costume??

 

Last year I made my then-5-year-old DS a witch costume.  I had an old shirt I'd sewn for myself out of Halloween fabric that I'd never finished (no buttons/buttonholes), so that became the dress/robe.  I borrowed a black tie from DH to use as DS's belt, and found a remnant of black fleece to use as DS's cape.  I did buy a witch's hat for him.  That was it.  He wore regular clothes underneath for warmth.  Everyone who saw him thought he was a girl, but DS was too excited about getting candy to notice/care.  (I mean, Halloween is all about dressing up as things you're not, so why is it such a stretch that a boy can dress up as a female witch?  Even DH tried to talk DS out of it at first.)

 

This year DS refuses to discuss Halloween so far.  I'll wait a couple more weeks before I ask again, then cobble together a last-minute costume (he tends to change his mind frequently anyway).

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DD (nearly 10) is going as a twin equestrian with her BF, they are both basically just wearing their riding gear. My youngest DS (7) wants me to add a tail to black jogging pants and ears to a black touque (spell check came up, is there an English spelling to this? You know, a winter hat that fits close to the head) so that he can be a cat. He's painting orange stripes on the jogging suit and doing face make up. My oldest DS (11) has been making his own costumes since he was 7 and is really good with a sewing machine and sometimes just inventive design. Last year he was a two headed monster (other years he was a bat, Peter Pan, a cat, an orange tree and a ninja). He hasn't announced the plan yet, I'll probably hear once he's done with his medieval gingerbread castle (for a history project).
post #10 of 56
DD wants to be a mermaid, and ds wants to be a knight.
post #11 of 56

DS is too young to choose so this mama is having fun!

Right now it's a toss up between Donald Trump (someone gave him a ridiculous pin stripe suit- I need to experiment with DS's hair though)

and Flavor Flav (got the adidas track suit, just need a clock to go around his neck).

 

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As of now dd (7yo) is saying she wants to be the Tooth Fairy.  I guess we'll do a mix of bought and made (I'll buy some white fairy wings and make the rest).  I'm not entirely sure how to distinguish the Tooth Fairy from any old fairy.  Maybe I'll make a tooth-collection bag (bag with a giant tooth appliqued onto it).

 

Ds (4yo) is having trouble settling on what he wants to be.  It might be a pumpkin.  Some of his ideas seem a little too tricky for me to make (like a car... that REALLY drives!).  Last year's costume was a huge hit.  He was Mario (from Super Mario).  I made his costume with a combo of thrift store finds, sewing, and face paint.  All the older kids were stopping him to tell him how cool it was.

post #13 of 56
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Originally Posted by LynnS6 View Post

(I am, however, knitting a Gryffindor scarf for dd.)


Me too! Well, crocheting. DS is going to be Harry Potter and DD is going to be a spider. I'm doing a mix of storebought and homemade for both. 

 

DS will wear black pants, a white button-down, a storebought Gryffindor tie and HP glasses, the crocheted scarf, and a cloak that I'll sew (I'm a beginner, but I figure Halloween costumes are the perfect thing to practice on). 

 

DD will wear black leggings and a black long-sleeved shirt, then I'll stuff black tube socks and sew them to the shirt, then somehow string them together so that they move when she moves her arms. Seems easy in my head -- we'll see how it goes once I actually do it! 

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My 11yo DD is going to be an old man. We are going to Value Village to get her some grandpa stuff, but will buy her mask new, as she has already seen it and it was her inspiration for the costume to begin with.  My 9yo dd wants to be "Dorothy that didn't make it through the tornado". We will do her costume entirely from thrift stores, except for Toto, as we already have one here.  Don't know what 7yo DS will be yet. He's at a loss. Any suggestions for a fun and easy costume?

post #15 of 56
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Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama View Post

My ds wants to be a witch.  How do you make a boy witch costume??



black outfit and witch's hat :)

 

 

DS (2) will be a black cat- I'll probably be buying it online, or maybe making it but I am really amateur sewer so it would not end up great. We will draw whiskers on his cheeks and a little black nose with some eye makeup. We picked this because one of the things he loves to say is 'mew' and since he can't say trick or treat yet, we thought it would be darling to walk and go 'mew!'

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DD1 is going to be Little Red Riding hood (her choice) and I'm using a thrifted fleece blanket for her cloak :) The blanket even came with a pocket sewn on!  How could I resist?

 

DD2.. well, as much as big sister wants her to be the big bad wolf.... I don't know how I'd do that ;)  She's probably going to be the wind... dressed in light blue and silver, with white playsliks draped around/sewn on/something like that.  Not sure.  That was also her sister's idea.  DD2 is still a bit young and has no clue what Halloween is, so she really can't decide for herself!

post #17 of 56

My 4 year old wanted to be a cat but now she wants to be a devil cheerleader lol 

The bay who will be like 3 weeks then is going to be a pea pod or something like that have not decided yet.

post #18 of 56
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Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama View Post

My ds wants to be a witch.  How do you make a boy witch costume??



Ds had this costume when he was 5. I bought it off ebay. You could easily do something like this in black. (Ds wanted to be a wizard). Long black 'dress/cloak', pointy hat. Voila!

 

 

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post #19 of 56
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Originally Posted by WindyCityMom View Post

DD1 is going to be Little Red Riding hood (her choice) and I'm using a thrifted fleece blanket for her cloak :) The blanket even came with a pocket sewn on!  How could I resist?

 

DD2.. well, as much as big sister wants her to be the big bad wolf.... I don't know how I'd do that ;)  She's probably going to be the wind... dressed in light blue and silver, with white playsliks draped around/sewn on/something like that.  Not sure.  That was also her sister's idea.  DD2 is still a bit young and has no clue what Halloween is, so she really can't decide for herself!

 

What about something like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baby-halloween-wolf-costume-12-18-months-/160660613266?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25681e6892

If you want to sew, you basically make a sleeper with a hood.

 

You can often get them cheap used. We had a killer Clifford the Big Red Dog costume I got on Ebay, and a really cool Penguin costume that I bought new, but will see several years' worth of use. (Ds likes to keep to a theme. He was a firefighter 3 years in a row.)
 

 

post #20 of 56

My kids are disturbingly morbid this year. The boys are going as grim reapers and DD is going as a bride. A dead bride eyesroll.gif.  They paid for and picked out the costume supplies themselves at the thrift store ( Who knew you could by a wedding dress for $12.99 ?) And I bought a bunch of that fake cobwebby stuff and what looks like 1/2 decent make up.

 

There was an awkward moment however when DH asked the boys what they were going as and DS replied (completely innocent and oblivious of his mistake) that they were both going as grim rapers. I was like REAPER! REAPER! you have to say REAPER!!! And Ds was like What? Why's Daddy choking? What did I say?

Fun times.

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