Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween Costume Planning- It’s About Time!

Hi! It’s Jilly. Yesterday I looked at the calendar and said, “Yikes!! It’s almost Halloween!! I have NO idea what the kids want to dress up as this year!”

So, I asked the kids. E said right away, “I want to be a ladybug ballerina!” Uhm…what?!?! That kid comes up with something crazy every year. Last year she was a watermelon fairy.

watermelon fairy

Yeah, I didn't know what that was, either.  I had to wing it. (Wing it?! Ha ha ha…) But, every year a tutu of some sort seems to be involved.

Amazingly enough, a ladybug ballerina is ACTUALLY a THING! You learn something new everyday, I guess. I like to make the kids’ costumes every year, so I will be using this costume as my inspiration.

This little tutu is way cute, too.

K always surprises me with her costume choices. Some years she wants to be the same as E, like a couple years ago when they were princess fairies. (I’m seeing a ‘fairy’ trend here…)

princess fairies

This year she decided she wants to be Ariel. That should be easy enough to put together. I’ll fashion some seashells out of felt, and I haven’t decided about the “fins” yet. 

I LOVE this tutorial from Living the Creative Life. It is SO darling, and I think I could actually do it!

M has been a pirate a couple of times. He actually used the same vest and bandanna both years. Ha ha!

 One year he was “The radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker and made him become Spiderman". Where do kids come up with this stuff?! This year he wants to be a  werewolf. And no, I’m not a huge Twilight fan, so that’s not where he got it!

I thought this costume was pretty cool, but I don’t want to buy a costume. Like I said, I like to make them myself.

I love this little homemade werewolf costume. Thrifty and cute. My favorite kind of costume!

Homemade Mini Werewolf Boy Halloween Costume Idea

As I make each costume I will let you in on what I do, so you can have your own ladybug ballerina, Ariel, and werewolf running around your house!

What are YOU and YOUR kids going to be for Halloween?! Spill it in the comments! :)

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I might be linking up with these parties, if I have my act together. Ha ha! 


  1. i did the same thing yesterday. i got right online last night and started getting costumes order. i just can't believe how crazy expensive costumes can get. geez!

  2. Yikes!!! Triplets. You're incredible. Momma to 3 and also costume designer on top of all the other fun momma, wife and you "to-do's". I don't have to worry too much yet about costumes since out little dude is only a year old. Easy peesie lion our August born Leo is going to be. I am crafty too (or at least I try) so I look forward to more of your posts.

  3. ooops PS, your kids are quite imaginative on their costume choices.

  4. Loving these fab creations, spooky sweet and oh so creative. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop. Wishing you a beautiful day xo

  5. Love the Watermelon Fairy!!! My kids are going to be Aurora, a Skeleton, and Superman!

  6. Okay, please don't ever draw a goatee on your son again -- it looks seriously creepy. Lol. Maybe because he's 6, maybe because he's a towhead, and maybe because his dad has no facial hair...but definitely no. :D


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