I am having major issues trying to get myself together enough to figure out what my kids will be for Halloween. I decided I wouldn't worry myself with coming up with costumes, and just ask my kids this year what they wanted to be, but from Breck only got the response of "Macca" (his name for my dad), and Sienna has only told me she wants to wear pants. My ability to get costumes together for them usually banks on the fact that I've thought about it all year long; what they'll be, how to execute the plan, and how cheap to get materials.
Well, as I'm now left to think (and quickly) about what my kids will be for halloween, I will post their costumes from last year, in case you missed them, and in case it sparks a last minute idea for you!
(excerpt taken from Halloween 2009 post)
Breck went this year as the Mad Hatter. It was a fun costume to put together. Here's what I did:
What I used:
Foam hat from JoAnn's, Michael's has them too
1 yard Crazy fabric
Boy's White Shirt
Boy's Wing-tip shoes
One of my old button-down shirts
I made the bow tie by cutting two 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 rectangles and sewing them together, wrong sides out, but leaving a little space so that I could turn it right side out. Stitch up the hole once this is done. I ironed it flat, then sewed a little band around it to gather it in the middle. I then sewed a longer band, and attached it to the bow tie. Then you put velcro on the tips of the band.
The rest of it was just his normal dress clothes, though I put the shirt collar up, and ironed the tips down to look more like a mid-1800's collar.
Sienna's costume was fun.
Here's what I used:
1/2 yard white fabric
Blue Dollar Store onesy
Black Mary Janes
The skirt was a tutu, so check out my tutu post from last Christmas to see how to make those. I'm pretty sure most people know how to make those by now though, so you probably don't even need to get instructions.
Then I put black ribbon in her hair, put on her stockings, onesy and shoes, and she was ready to go!