Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Costumes 2009

Okay you smartie pants! ;) Looks like almost all of you guessed correct on the Halloween costumes for this year. I think Esther guessed it first :D You are correct...the girlies are going to be candy corn this year and Jared will be the Bumblebee Transformer. That's what he asked to be. No, he's never seen the movie or cartoon show but he does have a few Bumblebee toys and I guess he heard of it from other kids.As for the girls, I wracked my brain on what to do for their costumes. I thought something "4" related would be cute and clever but all ideas were a bit too involved for my liking. Then I looked at purchasing costumes but I can't rationalize spending at least $80, total, for clothes/costumes they will wear for maybe, oh I don't know, 30 minutes. So then I thought of candy corn and perhaps some candy corn costumes that I could make. Thanks to Google I was able to search in "images" and see what is out there that other folks have created and made. Well, I came across a "candy corn pillowcase dress" for $25 (uff!) and thought "okay! I can make that!" One of my friends, Marilee, posted on her blog once about making pillowcase dresses. So I searched for her post, found it and then found her references for sewing instructions. And there you have it!Then I thought "oh, wouldn't the girls look cute with some candy corn colored hair bows?!?!" So again, I searched online, found instructions to make a corker hair bow and made...I also purchased, online, some orange crochet headbands to clip the bows to.The entire costume/outfit.And what is the total $$ spent? Well...

$4.05 for each dress (3 colors of fabric and ribbon at the shoulders). It doesn't include my time for sewing but it was really, really easy and quick!
$3.44 for each bow and headband. Again, not including my labor.
Grand Total = $7.49 per costume!

Not too shabby! Plus, these costumes are a bit more weather appropriate for us and I might get more than 30 minutes of wear and use out of them :D

Now, if they will all sit or stand still and keep their bows and headbands in their hair long enough for Mom to take some pictures. Oh, and you KNOW Jared will be sporting the pose of Bumblebee above ;)
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Marilee said...

Love this! Such a cute idea. Mom-made costumes are the best. I hear you on the $80 for 30 minutes of wear ... pass!

Jen said...

Those are ADORABLE! I wish I had some talent/desire to sew. Can't wait to see pics of the girls wearing them.

Anonymous said...

I love the outfits. The hairbows are super cute. Plenty of ribbon, I'd say. Did you just hot glue the cluster of ribbon to your clip? I should try to curl some ribbon like that. I have the same problem with girls not wearing their clips, though.


Candy said...

They would also make a darling summer dress or top (if too short by then). good job

Allyson said...

You are so creative!! And the dresses are very cute!

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