Since the kids were born, I've always made their Halloween costumes. I really enjoy coming up with a creative idea and seeing it move from idea to reality.
Hannah was just a month old for her first Halloween and she went as a lobster.
It was really cute. I put her in a big stock pot (around blankets of course) and labeled it as 'Tonight's Special'. I threw on a chef (aka lab) coat and made a chef's hat out of posterboard and tissue paper. It was so fun to put together. She won first place at the costume contest at our town's annual Halloween event. And after that, I was hooked. It was fun to make the costume...and even more fun for my kiddo to win!
Since then, she's been an owl...
...and 'raining cats and dogs' (last year).
Super cute, right?!
This year, after always choosing for her - and trying to pick the most creative costume I could come up with - I let her pick her costume. It wasn't as 'homemade' as I usually go - but it's what she wanted, so we had fun piecing it together.
She chose to go as Doc McStuffins. Cute, adorable doctor of toys and stuff animals.
Isn't she cute?!
I ordered her a lab coat off of Amazon, as well as the official Doc McStuffins doctor kit. I could have let her use the one she had at home or made her something from scratch, but I was being realistic in thinking 1) It would be nice to have two doctor kits since my kids seem to fight over everything right now and 2) I'd rather spend money on something she could use over and over versus a stethoscope made from a yarn and a headband that would fall apart while trick or treating.
Finally, I picked up the perfect headband at Children's Place, which made my daughter one happy little gal.
I missed taking a photo of just her shoes...but you can see them below. They are glitter swirled purple Toms. A-dorable!
Now, onto Lucas. Since he is only one, Momma still gets to choose for him. :) Last year (his first) he was a burrito. He always loved to be swaddled up so tight, so we made lettuce, tomato, bacon, meat, cheese, etc out of felt and used brown-ish colored felt for the burrito. Adorable.
This year, he went as an old man. I had found the idea on Pinterest right after Halloween last year, and as soon as I saw it, I knew that's what I wanted Luke to dress as.
Isn't he cute?!
I had the cordoroy pants already, and then I purchased a grey sweater at Old Navy and borrowed a bow tie from a friend. I ordered his little glasses on Amazon and they were adorable. And he REFUSED to wear them of course....he's one. So we tied a little chain on them and hung them around his neck.
The hubby made the walker out of PVC pipe.
The wheels are actual walker wheels and the tennis balls just make it even more realistic. :)
I sewed the little walker bag and threw in a sippy cup and a remote - a one-year-old's most important accessories! I didn't have a pattern - just kinda threw it together. If I could do it over, I would make it wider. I miscalculated when I measured how wide I could make it.
So...here's hoping they are well-behaved for trick or treating tonight.
Feel free to share your best homemade Halloween costumes!