|View Poll Results: Do you make your Halloween costumes or buy?|
|Make my own||48||46.15%|
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This year we're reusing the white shirt. Mom made a jumper in some leftover brown material, and I bought some yardage on eBay that looks like drapes. I am going to cut out 7 figures and Stitch Witchery them around the base of her skirt: Maria von Trapp. She loves that musical.
I think even if she wanted to be something like a witch, I'd encourage her to assemble it from Goodwill, etc, rather than buying something prepackaged.
What were the kids last year? What about this year?
Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)
Actually this year she is going to be a punk baby (with her 3 little friends - they are going to be a band), so she is just wearing her 'punkier' clothes with pink hair dye and the cat's collar. Her motor skills at one were just not good enough to transform the trash bag.
this year, i am making him a kangaroo costume. i bought a large long sleeve brown shirt from goodwill and cut off both sleeves (its still hot down here in florida). i stuffed one sleeve and sewed it on as the tail. the other sleeve is going to become a hood with ears. i am also going to sew a pouch on the front and ds can either carry a stuffed animal as his baby, or use it for candy. i havent decided if 16mo dd will dress up or not.
Mom to two perfect kids surrogate to two sweetpotatos born 4.21.11
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|this year DD will be an owl (I will be the tree the owl roosts in and DH will be the night sky she flies in!|
Ah well... he doesn't know. He's not even 2 yet.
This year, he's going to be a train. I bought an engineer's hat, and he'll wear his blue/white stirped engineer's overalls with a blue shirt underneith. Turn a box upside down, cut a whole for his torso, put on some straps and decorate the box acordingly- voila, train!
Laurie, wife to DH (Aug/04), mom toDS1 (Nov/05) and DS2 (June/12).
That said, I wanted to sew my daughter's costume this year, but I just didn't have time. I ended up buying her costume...used.
This year he is going to be an elf. I knit and felted him an elven cloak. I'm going to sew a tunic. I did just buy the leggings. I'm not sure about the bow and arrows, I can make it but I don't know if I should. And I'm at a total loss about the ears since he has eczema so normal cosmitics are out of the question.
I make DS's costumes This is last years. http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSCF0036.jpg
I voted other. We don't have Hallowween here. It hust started coming in the last couple of years. Maybe 4 or 5 kids total will come to the door, barely dressed up, and people are more likely to give coins than candy. Adults consider it just one more american commericialism taking over - like Valentines Day. The kids themselves don't know what to say and feel awkward, so most don't do it.
We did buy a pumpkin, and our childrens nursery had pumpkin carving yesterday for the first time, so it is coming here, like it or not.
mama to my boy (9/06) and my girl (3/09) and surprise due in May!
He's 2 years old, so this will be halloween #3.
Year 1, he was only a few months old, so we did buy a pumpkin footie pj outfit (that he wore most of the fall) and hat.
Year 2, I went all out and made a vampire costume (it seeemed fitting given how much biting he was doing!)
This year, he'll be a football player, because he got a 3t jersey and what else am I going to do with it?
I figure next year, the gig is up and he'll actually have an opinion about what he wants to be!
SAHM to DD1 8/06 , DD2 8/09 , and DD3 9/12 married to 6/99. We , , , , and lots of and .
I've noticed I'm absolutely the only mom at the day care who makes the costumes. But it's as much for me as for her.