Look, I know this is two days late, but I am so stinking proud of my Halloween costume innovations this year that I have to post them in the vainglorious belief that they are good enough for all you nice people to remember for next year.
Also, I should point out that my son wore a fully store-bought costume at every opportunity this Halloween season. I'm not crafty at all by nature, which likely explains why I feel the burning need to toot my own horn ever time I pull off something remotely homemade.
Ok, first costume. We went to a Halloween event with a heavy Star Wars theme (ah, don't you love how geeks celebrate holidays, you should see what we do for Thanksgiving) and the children looked like this:
Han Solo there came from Amazon and a generous aunt, but Leia was all mama ingenuity. The hair is all her own, with help from a pair of socks that I rolled up one on each side then clamped the ends together with a hair tie and pulled the hair around to cover. The gown is my old white bathrobe worn backwards that I hemmed to fit in ten minutes and then bleached, washed and dried in the 30 minutes before we left the house when I discovered some huge nasty stain from years in the closet on the back.
Next up, and you will only get this if you have seen the most recent movie version of Narnia and which I relied heavily in Google image to design, is the White Witch:
Ok ok yes, I am inordinately impressed with myself. Now would you please make my day and link me to your own homemade costumes? I'm feeling inspired to inflict my non-craftiness on both children next year and it is never to soon for inspiration.
(Photo credit: me)