I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I love all the fun stuff... the candy, the little kids dressing up, the candy, the creative costumes, the candy....What I don't like are the gruesome, scary costumes, the over-the-top evil images, and teenagers trick-or-treating after 9pm. Oh, and I don't like to spend a lot of money on a costume they'll wear probably once. As we get ready for another night of Tricks and Treats, I thought I'd give you a little Halloween Costume Inspiration from some of our Halloweens past.
First up is the Sweet Little Bumble Bee and the Mummy. Hers was a hand-me-down recital costume and the mummy was just a white sheet ripped up on top of a white t-shirt and karate pants.
Next is the Snow Angel and Darth Vader...both purchased at Wal-mart and tweaked a bit.
Then we had the Genie and the Army Guy. The Genie costume was a garage sale score. It was pretty big on her, but we cinched it up where we needed to. She wore a pink leotard underneath for a little more coverage. I had to make the headdress, but was able to do it with some pink chiffon fabric, a little cardboard, some sequined ribbon, a stapler and a glue gun.
I shared with you the evolution of this Grecian Goddess costume here. The Army Guy, well, what else does a tween boy dress up as? It's been an easy costume for two years running.
While at a Trunk or Treat a couple of years ago, I saw this adorable guy walking around. I thought it was so detailed for a homemade Robot costume. (The disguise is there to hide his identity. I don't even know who he is.)
Finally, last year, some family friends came over to our neighborhood to trick-or-treat with our kids. The daughter came up with this awesome IPod costume. I thought it was so original and I can't tell you how many compliments she got as she walked around. So, have your kids picked out what their dressing up as this year? Will it be a costume that you make? My daughter has already decided on her costume, but I'm not sure about my son. It may be another year to bust out the camouflage.