Posts Categorized: Costumes

collaborations + Costumes + halloween + Projects / Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015

The Day the Crayons Quit costumes


Researching for these Halloween costumes, there were so many books we could have done and so many that I didn’t know prior including this one, which I think is genius! The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrations by Oliver Jeffers. If you don’t know the illustrations of Oliver Jeffers, you’re in for a treat. They are clever with a great style. Once again, we partnered up with Primary on the costumes. Their solid colored clothing basics were perfect for making all of them happen.


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Costumes + halloween + Projects / Monday, 12 Oct 2015

If you give a mouse a cookie costumes


We have a two more costumes from children’s illustrated books to share with you and If You Give a Mouse A Cookie, was absolutely a must! Though we dressed another child as the cookie, it would also be perfect for an adult or sibling. We included a cookie treat bag to complete the picture. give-a-mouse-a-cookie-costume-for-kids

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Costumes + halloween + Projects / Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus costumes


And we’re back for another parent/child costume, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Dad as the driver and the Pigeon as the kid. Ha! This is one that I was less familiar with as it came out in 2003, but it’s a fan favorite and it’s hilarious so we had to try it out. And see below for the fun accompanying treat bag.

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Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015

Chrysanthemum mom and daughter costume

chrysanthemum-mom-and-daughter-costumesWelcome back to day 2 of our Halloween costume series. This year we are doing costumes from beloved illustrated children’s books. This one might be a bit more obscure, but I believe that everyone should know it. It warms my heart. It’s called Chrysanthemum, and it was introduced to me by my neighbor friends who know how much I love flowers. It’s the story of a mouse who loves her name, Chrysanthemum, but soon comes to detest it after being fun of on her first day of school. She soon learns to embrace the individuality of her name and being. On a personal note, it makes me want to name all my children names of flowers. Petunia! Hydrangea! Foxglove! 🙂

For this combination costume, we dressed the mother as a chrysanthemum, and daughter as the title character.

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Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Monday, 5 Oct 2015

The Giving Tree parent and child costumes

The Giving Tree Halloween costumes for parent and child along with a coordinating trick-or-treat bag

I promised myself I wouldn’t turn this unto a mommy blog until I became a mommy, but I lied! Now, this is NOT an announcement, but let’s get rill here: costumes are just always cuter on kids. It’s a fact of life. That, and we did a slew of costumes for adults last year so go look there for some ideas. This year, we’re mixing it up with some costumes for kids and their parents and some coordinating trick-or-treat DIY bags. So, hopefully all you mamas and papas out there can glean some inspiration for Halloween! And I do think these would also be quite funny for adults too.

We’re kicking it off with a few costumes from children’s story books. And the first up, is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, a personal favorite, with the adult tree and little boy costumes along with an apple trick-or-treat bag that can be non-sewable.

The Giving Tree Halloween costumes for parent and child along with a coordinating trick-or-treat bag

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