Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Ummmm... so... tomorrow is OCTOBER!  What the heck.  What happened to September?  And why is it still so stinking hot????  Anyway since I let myself loose track of time I now have to get into serious Halloween preparation time, meaning I have 4 costumes so make.   I love Halloween.  It is actually my mom's birthday.  That poor girl.  When my sisters and I were little every year she got to bundle us up in our costumes, load us into the sled and then trudge from house so that we could beg for candy.   Did I mention I grew up in Alaska?  There were a few years where it was very cold and we actually drove from house to house.  
Anyway, my mom was great about letting us pick out what we want to be and then getting us great costumes.  I think that is why I always look forward to the kids deciding what they want to be and then making it happen.  (and here we don't have to design it around how well it will fit over a snowsuit.)  The kids picked well this year and I am excited for the challenge of making there costumes for them.  BUT I am going to keep their costumes a surprise until I FINISH them.  Lets just hope I finish them before Halloween.  I planned on starting them already, but instead this week I have been deal with the stomach flu making its way through my home.  I won't get into the detail, lets just say my washing machine has been very busy.

Anyway I have been thinking about all the fun costumes the kids have had in the past.  Ya'wana see um?

This is a Monarch Butterfly costume I made.  I bought the wings and leo, some organza, ribbon, and flowers.

I added some flowers to the wings.

Sewed a few flowers to the leo and made the head piece by sewing a lot of flowers to long pieces of ribbon.

Then to finish up the look I made a little gather skirt out of organza, a treat bag out of the leftover organza.

She loved it, but what 2 year old wouldn't.  

Well that was more pictures than I was planning on.  I think maybe I will do a whole week of Halloween costume inspiration. Ooooo in fact how about this.  Let's turn this into a party.

So how about Next Friday I will host a Costume Party here are Corner House.
This will be my first linky party so please please please come to the party!

Link up any Halloween costume post!  It could be from 3 years ago or this years creations, store bought or homemade or somewhere in the middle.  Just stop by next Friday and get some awesome Halloween inspiration.  

Ok check back all week for more fun costume flashbacks and then join me on Friday for the party.

Just for linking fun I am going to link this post up to Tatertots and Jello, Fingerprints on the Fridge, and Fireflies and Jellybeans.


  1. your daughter is gorgeous (& so is that costume!)

  2. She is stinkin' cute and what a GREAT costume. Good work!

  3. I thought I recognized that face when I saw the link! :) Again... too cute!!!



  4. Wow! You really go all out with your costumes. That is gorgeous!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Great photographs too!

  6. Very cute! Beautiful little bug you have!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie party.

  7. I'm here via Tatertots and Jello and I must say not only is your daughter beautiful, but that costume is gorgeous! If I get around to starting halloween costumes by next week I will definitely stop by for the linky party...but the kids haven't decided what they want to be yet so we'll see.