Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas 2013

It is that time of the year again, when neighbors have their Halloween decorations out already and I still haven't gotten a pumpkin yet. Will probably get one soon though and probably some mums to decorate our porch. I'm not big on decorating our porch for any season BUT I have already started to think about the kids costumes, since all 3 older kids will have some sort of parade and/or party at their school for Halloween this year.

E1 started out wanting to be a lion this year and I totally fell in love with this lion coat I saw on Pinterest but it is super expensive and I was considering making a similar version myself.

A couple weeks later though, he changed his mind and wanted to be a mouse again this year. But he didn't want to wear the same costume from last year that changed from an elephant to a mouse last minute. He is really sensitive to the "feel" of his clothes these days and said the hoodie with the ears is to "itchy" so he didn't like it. I found some ideas on Pinterest so will probably try another DIY costume for him that doesn't involve a hoodie.


*From www.clker.com

As for the girls, they have an obsession with cats, especially E2, so they both decided that they wanted to be black cats this year. This should be pretty easy--some black headbands with ears attached, a tail, some face paint paired with a black top and black leggings.


* From jksketchy.deviantart.com

Have no idea what to dress up E4 as yet but I am tossing around the idea of dressing him up like a piece of cheese so it co-ordinates with the 3 older kids.


*From stewartdollhousecreations.com

Feel free to also check out some other fun Halloween ideas on our Pinterest board here.

And don't forget about our Monsters line of magnets if you are looking for some fun gifts for the kids this Halloween season.

What will you and/or the kids be dressing up as this year? And will you be making or buying costumes this year?

Zi





















10 comments:

  1. Baby C got a cheerleader costume from her big cousin as a hand-me-down. So i was thinking of getting some pom poms and putting her hair in pigtails. I haven't decided yet if I want to take her trick or treating, or just let her help me hand out candy to "big kids." I just don't want all that candy in the house and I don't want her to eat it. She gets so crazy with sugar. Do your kids go trick or treating? How do you handle the candy?

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    1. Baby C will look so cute as a cheerleader! We do take the kids trick or treating, we come home and they get 1 piece each. Then we actually pick out all the ones that are bad for their teeth--anything too sticky, we're usually left with mostly chocolate candy, and it gets rationed out to them 1 or 2 pieces a day. By now they know the drill so there is no protest.

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  2. I am all about store-bought costumes. I have no creativity to make my own. Besides, it's cheaper for me to buy than try to make something. Anna will have her Halloween parade and party at school this year. She wants to be the same as last year - fish. Will, of course, outgrew his old costume and will get a hand-me-down monkey suit from a friend. So no money will be spent this year!

    Can't wait to see your kids in costumes!

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    1. No money spent sounds good to me!

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  3. Can't wait to see them all coordinated! We prolly won't dress up O since she's not going anywhere for Halloween ;). As for J, he saw the tiger costume that we bought for him when he was a little older than 1 in his closet. He tried it on recently and it fit so that's what he wants to be. Woo hoo! I'm all about store bought costumes unless I have all of the creative pieces at home. Haven't made a costume yet for J though I did see a princess costume for myself one year to coordinate with hubs and sister in law as Mario characters.

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    1. That's awesome that the tiger costume still fits! Always a good idea to buy clothes a little bigger for kids =) I remember seeing pictures of the princess costume, you did a great job! I'm sure if you ever want to make a costume for J, you could totally do it!

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  4. That lion coat is so cool! Excited to see how this all comes together for you. I'm planning to dress up as characters from Breaking Bad this year lol!

    BTW, you've got a great blog! Would you be interested in following each other?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    1. It is a great year to dress up as a character from Breaking Bad!

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  5. A cat, a mouse, and a block of cheese sounds adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks! Soon you will have a little bundle to dress up as well =)

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