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Handmade, not scary, Halloween costumes for kids

An assortment of Halloween costumes for kids I’ve made over the years- Elvis, Mary Queen of Scots, Fish Taco, Vikings, an Eskimo, Gnomes, Siberian Husky dog, Marie Antoinette, Angel & Devil, Sound of Music drapery outfits,  Cinderella, Boo from Monsters Inc., Pineapple, BMX rider Fuzzy Hall, Zombie Bride, and Ice Cream Cone. Click on any image to start a slideshow.

Halloween 2011 recap


60’s style dress turned out great- just a word to the wise, be careful with vintage patterns- sizing has changed over the years and you might end up making a couple of bodices or getting to know your seam ripper.


Love this picture, took it myself- thank you very much. This is what you get with a great camera, willing participant and trigger finger. We took about 100 pictures of this cute gal and got some gems.


We were going to add bubble gum chunks to the ice cream, but I ran out of time. Also, I need to engineer something better than a yardstick to hold the ice cream part up over his head. Overall, funny, good costume choice F.


The ringlets didn’t turn out (super straight hair and we got a late start…) so we took it all and plopped it on top of her head, with 42 bobby pins, 11 squirts of hairspray and a palm full of gel. I wish I could make my hair do stuff like this…


Super bugged kids, done with pictures and ready to trick or treat.


All the essential Halloween costume elements covered: updo, hoop, sparkly makeup, Lee Press-On Nails (oh wait, that was my generation).


Between school and trick or treating, I think this guy spent about 6 hours in this costume yesterday. I don’t suppose it is particularly cozy, he’s a good sport.


Ahh- exhausted, but happy with the evenings spoils.


Sharing the haul.


This years jack-o-lanterns, all for one and one for all.

from dream to reality- Laffy Taffy costume


Everyone around here knows that at our house Halloween dreams do come true. I will cheerily attempt- perhaps for the challenging opportunity and also because I’m a little crazy- to make any costume my kids think up. C hasn’t been wishy-washy on his costume idea this year one, months ago he settled on a piece of Banana Laffy Taffy, please.


Voila. This is a huge cut-to-the-chase here, pull-the-decorated-cake-out-of-the-fridge-on-the-cooking-show moment, because WOW, it took me a good while and a lot of puzzling to get through to this finished product. But, lucky for you (who are up to the test) I’ve got a tutorial on the way for those of you who love making costumes with foam.


Of course there’s a joke on the back- I skipped the sku, ingredients and such but included the most important part. The answer is on the other side of the flap, just like on the real wrapper. In case you can’t figure it out, and the suspense is killing you… the answer is ‘in a moooving van’ silly.

I am back to the sewing machine now… here is what I have to make before Friday:

The dress in the middle, my 15 year old daughter is all about the Mad Man look… just don’t act like Betty Draper.


Ice cream cone costume, more fun with foam.


This is a Renaissance Princess costume I’ve been told, the key feature- the dress must include a hoop under the skirt. Luckily, I have a hoop or two laying around… and no, I’m not kidding.