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).
and if DIY costumes are more of your thing than click thru for some of my fave easy options
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
this is brilliant. and so easy!
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 brilliant, easy, DIY costumes?