I usually make the kids’ Halloween costumes. I don’t bust out the sewing machine or anything, but I physically put something together as opposed to buying a premade costume. It’s usually cheaper, plus I get a certain satisfaction from making it myself.
For their first Halloween, R&C were little white mice. White long sleeved onesies with a pink oval crudely stitched onto the belly, white tights, and felt ears hand sewn onto a stretchy headband.
For their second, they were blue fairies. My amazing sister in law made them some twirly tutus, and I was able to find blue long sleeved onesies, wings, and wands for pretty cheap.
Last year they were black kitty cats, which was so incredibly easy. Black leotards, black tights, and premade kitty cat ears that I found at the craft store. I also found big chenille stems (basically giant pipe cleaners) that I cut to the length of a tail and attached to a strip of elastic and tied around their waist. After that, we could slip the tails on and off easily.
This year I decided on butterflies. I haven’t really gotten to the place of asking what they want to be yet (I’m such a dictator), so I get to decide based on what I think will be easy and inexpensive to put together. I figured we could reuse the kitty cat leotards, since they were big on them last year, and pick up some butterfly wings and headgear at a pretty good price.
Then I found this:
It’s $22.50 with free shipping. So I have now the internal budgetary struggle of “Can I assemble their costume myself for less than that?” $22.50 is not a lot for a costume, but if I can get something cheaper somewhere else or by doing it myself, then you had better believe I will. I hate buying something when I know I could have gotten it cheaper. I figure I can pick up the wings and headgear on sale at Joann (since everything is always on sale there) and still make it under this price.
What do you think? Do you think I can make it or should I just cave and buy this super cute one?
What are your kids being for Halloween? Do you make or buy their costumes?
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