wear it * halloween costumes + giveaway

halloween costumes | la la lovely

halloween costumes 2 | la la lovely

how do you do halloween costumes?

i always find october to be a bit stressful.  dressing 4 kids for halloween (and spirit week and parties) takes time, creativity and, let’s be real, cold cash.  i find myself feeling guilty for not sewing or crafting up some amazing, pinterest worthy, homemade costume, although i don’t even know how to sew (i should know, right?).  and yet, i’m confident that no matter what we come up with, it will, surely, be better than those plastic mask costumes that i wore in the 80’s.  like gag me with a spoon.

but, back to the year 2013.

i’m particularly loving H&M’s All for Children kids costumes (for each costume sold 25% of the retail value will be donated to UNICEF).

i mean seriously,  this marie antionette princess style dress (above) is beyond adorable (please, someone with a girl get this!).  liam brave has decided he is going to be the bat from this collection.  i love the simplicity of it and i’m always a fan of costumes that stick around for playing dress up or just running up and down the hall.

would you like to win one?  H&M is offering one lucky winner the costume of their choice (based upon availability).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

and if DIY costumes are more of your thing than click thru for some of my fave easy options



halloween costumes 3 | la la lovely

could this be the modern take on those plastic masks? i think so.  i’m all about a good mask.

more cardboard mask ideas here

halloween costumes 4 | la la lovely

this is brilliant.  and so easy!

halloween costumes

this photo-booth strip is hilarious and brilliant, right?!  if you are looking for more creative and cheeky costumes than these handmade costumes have always been a fave.

and, if all else fails, than why not dress up as a hippie, football player or rock star.  that is how we did it back in the day (when we were too old for the plastic masks, that is).

have you seen any brillianteasy, DIY costumes?

images : H&M / handmade charlotteauburn soul / oh happy day



  • Genni Burkhart
    Commented on October 16th, 2013 at 9:50am

    I still remember the plastic smurf costume I wore when I was 7! I couldn’t breathe, but I loved that plastic smurfette costume!
    I let my children pick their costumes out because they have pretty strong opinions about what they should be. Amazon.com is by far the best stop for my kids ranging in age from 6 months to teenager. And ooh yeah, I’ve tried sewing and making the costumes route too {No, I don’t actually know how to sew either} It actually cost me more money than purchasing one. Let’s just say my son’s ‘dinosaur’ costume looks more like a worm in pictures than a dinosaur. But looking back at it and getting a laugh at my attempt to sew (don’t ask how much I spent) makes that Halloween memorable! I still get inspired to be crafty when I go to the Halloween parade and I see the homemade robot out of silver spray painted boxes. But the visions of my version are more humorous than inspiring!! I still say good luck all you non-sewing crafty moms! Go for it!! :)

  • Trina
    Commented on October 16th, 2013 at 1:55pm

    @Genni Burkhart, i think i had the plastic barbie costume. i remember smurfette.

    i’m so impressed you sewed a costume! i only have visisons of that. but, what a fun memory to have, and like you said something to laugh at now.

    xo . t

  • V
    Commented on October 17th, 2013 at 9:59pm

    I followed you on bloglovin

  • Kim D.
    Commented on October 18th, 2013 at 12:50am

    I followed you on bloglovin’.

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