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Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. When I was a kid, I usually started planning my Halloween costume in June (even though I was a witch like, 3 years in a row).
And now that I am a mom, I'm no different. I love planning Halloween costumes for my kids. In fact, that's why I got into sewing (no matter that I haven't actually sewn a Halloween costume yet...)


Tempe was only about 6 weeks old on her first Halloween. She was a "pile of fallen autumn leaves". Pretty simple costume--I just got some orange pajamas and fake autumn leaves and safety-pinned them all over, layering them so the pins wouldn't show. This is a great, simple, quick costume for babies that are too young to dress up in bulky or complicated costumes.


For her second Halloween, Tempe was a green fairy. It all started with the shoes--you can't really see them, but they are little pink beaded ballet slippers. I don't know why she was a green fairy instead of a pink one--maybe I meant for her to be Tinkerbell? In addition to the shoes, she wore a long-sleeved green onesie with flowers embroidered along the side, green fairy wings safety-pinned to her back, and a simple elastic skirt with a jagged hem that my mom made for her.


Tempe's special friend is a well-worn giraffe, and so when her grandma saw this fat giraffe costume last year, she couldn't resist buying it for Tempe's 2nd birthday! Tempe was thrilled. I wanted the girls to match, so I tried to make Helena an animal as well--but her "tiger" costume is really a "tigger" costume and it looks it. Oh well, it was warm and she didn't care. And look, she has a tigger doll in her lap.

They have the cutest Halloween costumes for this year. I'm not going to give anything away yet, though!

Maybe I go overboard, but my girls get a Halloween outfit as well as a Halloween costume. You can't really see Lena's from last year because she is sitting in a pumpkin! Ack! How cute is that??
(It's not a real pumpkin.)

And here is Tempe's black cat shirt.
This year they have really cute shirts that grandma just bought for them at Old Navy and I am planning on making skirts to go with them--maybe something like this tulle one, in bright green or purple.
What are your plans for Halloween costumes? Are you making anything cute?

4 comments:

Candi said...

Well, after two years of skipping out on Halloween costumes, I decided to put a little effort into it this year. Sophie wants to be Alice (in wonderland). We found her a costume, but Chloe wants to be Alice's (no name) sister. A little harder to find a costume for that, so I'm going to try MAKING one. Wanna come help?

K. Louise said...

My favorite costume is Tempe as a pile of leaves...that is so creative!

DasMaedchen said...

Courtney is being Michael Jackson from the Thriller video (per her request LOL). I still have to find some black loafers because the ones I got don't fit her right after all, and the only other black shoes she has are mary-janes. bah.
I am making her some Halloween shirts by dying some plain white t-shirts black and using these cute Halloween iron-on letters. I'm probably doing two...one that just says Happy Halloween, and the other "Courtney is SPOOKTACULAR" or "Mommy's little goblin" or something like that. I havent quite decided.

I think she may have enough Halloween stuff to wear a different Halloween outfit every day the last week of October, I'm not sure yet because the sizes may be wrong and I can't find the Halloween pants she had last year that were too big. Target had some really cute stuff today but I didn't buy anything :( trying to be frugal! They had an adorable Hello Kitty Halloween shirt that I almost got.

<3 HALLOWEEEEEN <3

Margaret said...

You are so creative, Kate! I can't wait to see what your girls are this year!