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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Random Tuesday ~ Halloween Plans

Halloween - I don't have time for you this year!  It's up to Husband to pull this one off.  Our 4 year old has very clear memories of last year so expectations are high.  She started with the idea that she wants to be a ghost, then Jessie (from Toy Story) and I'm sure some combination of Fairy, Princess Pink Unicorn has been mentioned along the way.  But we've bought her ghost costume so it's settled - an X-Large t-shirt from Micheal's for $2.00.  When she wears it the shirt comes down to her feet and she's adorable when she says "I'm going to be a nice ghost".  I love the fact that it cost $2.00.

Sam will be Woody (from Toy Story) because he loves Woody!  We have a pair of jeans, a costume belt/holster and a hat so far.  We NEED to get Woody shirt fabric, cow print fabric to make the vest and something to make the Sheriff badge - oh and some boots.  Wow this sounds elaborate.  So you might wonder, why didn't we just go out and buy a pre-made costume?  Because they are really strange with all the parts sewn together and after working with Disney properties for 12 years I just thought we could do better.

I've contacted my work's plush factory in Asia for the custom printed Woody shirt fabric - because I can't find it online - anywhere!  I've ordered cow print fabric from e-bay - the only place I could find it and I just need a flat gold sheet to make a Sheriff badge - or I'll just print the actual art on stiff paper.

Violette, will be a fairy pumpkin because she has a super cute orange outfit and we happen to have a pair of fairy wings that are just her size and I know Charlotte will squeal when we put them on her baby sister.  We just need to cut the top off a pumpkin to make her a little hat.

I think in total, we've spent about $20 on costume pieces which is right where I wanted to be.  The average price is $20 per costume so we've saved $40 by making our own.

I'm going out of town for 5 days so it's up to Husband to pull off this plan!  Good luck!  I'll be back on Monday to inspect and provide valuable insightful commentary.



Stacy Uncorked said...

Wait, you're husband is going to get things together while you're gone? My hubby could never pull it off, I'd be having to scramble the last couple of days before Halloween. ;)

I can't wait to see pictures - the ideas are awesome and your kids are going to be so adorable!

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Mom in High Heels said...

Lucky you! Actually, James Bond took Indy alone 2 years in a row, but I still had to hand out candy, so it's not like I got the night off. Boo. <-haha!