Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Superheroes & homemade costumes

Prompt #5: Show us what your kids are wearing for Halloween.

My boys (4 and 2) are really into the super heroes and rescue heroes right now. Anyone who can leap tall buildings, has a powerful green ring or a catchy name like Billy Blazes has won their approval. If they save people or fight off bad guys...these sweet boys of mine want to emulate them.

This year, I chose to do a half homemade/half store bought Superman costume that my boys will be wearing for Halloween this year. I am still working on the boots and capes.

When I was little, we were pretty poor so one year my mom made our costumes on a whim. This was the late 70's and I decided to be a scary ghost. So my mom literally threw a white sheet over me with holes for my eyes and used her red lipstick to create streaks of blood. Awesome.

I think there is something nostalgic and fun about having your own costume made with loving hands. What about you? 

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  1. I love the Superman costumes! So cool! I'm not crafty at all, so making a costume for my kids involves a trip to Walmart & letting them pick something out. :)

  2. I totally agree! I had hand-made costumes growing up. I made my children's costumes, and it is fun to see my children make their children's costumes. Hand-made costumes reflect their personalities and it brings a ton of satisfaction to the mommy making them!

  3. those are super cute as well as super easy. I'm with you. I love to make costumes, the simpler the better. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  4. I am so not on the ball with costumes this year, I still have a couple of days, so we will see what happens!

  5. Love that she used her own red lipstick on your ghost costume. How sweet is that?

  6. Cute costumes! I'm all about the half handmade stuff myself!

  7. Parker is going to be a Super Hero too! What's that they say about Great Minds.... :D

    Tammy and Parker
    @ParkerMama on Twitter

  8. Nice job on the costumes! I have no DIY talent whatsoever, unfortunately. I used my son's birthday gift card from Amazon to buy his costume so I got lucky!

  9. Oh man, I wish I had the skills to make ANYTHING like that! lol I'm just...not really there... Maybe one day... (but I shouldn't kid myself).

    I'm following your blog!

  10. Hey! My 3 1/2 year old will be Superman too-- but a girly one... don't know if her costume will be as great as yours! I think it's fun to pull costumes together with what we have around the house.


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