Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Here are the kids costumes for Halloween. This year I made a Tinkerbell costume for Chloe and Pirate Costumes for Logan and Gavin. I also made trick-or-treat bags for all of them and Sydney. Yes, I might be a little crazy, but I love it anyway. I am finished with everything except Logan's bag. I am going to whip it up tonight. Sorry if these aren't the best pics, but I plan to get the best shots on Sunday. I will update this afterwards and get some shots of all the kids.
These are Gavin and Logan's costumes. I wanted to make them the same, but not exactly so I switched the colors and patterns around. Mark thinks they look like theme park pirate costumes, but I think they look cute for a 3 year old and a 1 year old.
 Not the best picture of Gavin. I found really cute hats after these were taken, so the Halloween night pics will be much better.
This shows the back. Ignore the strawberry stains on Logan's face :)
I bought the pirate hat at Goodwill for 75 cents and this is the bag I made for Sydney. She is dressing up as Cinderella.

So I did a lot of bargain hunting for my materials and I really scored. I used remnant pieces for both pirate costumes, Sydney's bag, Chloe's bag (not pictured yet) and the tulle tutu for Chloe. These are just estimated, but here are my totals per costume.

Pirate costumes and bags for both boys - $3
Dress, tutu, & bag for Tinkerbell costume - $10
Cinderella bag - $1 or less
Accessories (hats, wings, wands and swords) - $3-4

Not bad for 3 kids considering store bought costumes are between $20 & $40 a piece. Crazy huh. Yes it did take some time and effort, but I love doing these kinds of things for my kids. Post your comments below and let me know what you think.

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