Tuesday, September 23, 2008

what are you going to be for halloween?

It's about that time when the prevailing question of the day is, "So, what are you going to be for Halloween?" Me, I don't do the costume thing. Instead I throw on my favorite graphic tee from Forever 21 complete with skulls (with hearts for eyes so it's not too creepy) and call it good. Fortunately my kids still have the Halloween spirit and this year here's what we have haunting our home:

  • One female vampire: I finally caved and let her be a vampire but less creepy and more stylish. We found a great cape and spiderweb choker from BuyCostumes.com (one of our fave sites) and she's reusing her gothic witch costume from last year.
  • One black cat: I love this costume choice because even I can throw it together. We purchased some cute ears and tail from BuyCostumes.com and I'll hit Target for a long-sleeve black leotard and tights.
  • One pirate: G is already practicing his "Aaaargh!" all around the house. With a 20% off coupon this pirate costume from Old Navy was a great buy--and should keep him from getting frostbite on Halloween.
  • One like-mother-like-daughter costume: In other words, I bought L a cute little onesie from Old Navy with some cute matching socks and called it good. She's usually asleep by the time the trick-or-treaters arrive and it was easier on the costume budget.

Do you dress up for Halloween? Do you make your own costumes? What are some of the craziest/scariest/cutest things your children have dressed up as for Halloween? We'd love to hear! --Emily

1 comment:

Susie said...

2 years ago, my youngest went to a Halloween party as Dora and I went as Dora's mama in a dress I brought home from my Mexican honeymoon. I was the only adult that dressed up and I haven't dressed up since.