Anne (Texas Belle) cracked me up earlier this week at her commentary on Halloween. I’ve ever been one to spend a lot of moolah on Halloween costumes. Caitlin wants to be a witch this year and I just snagged the cutest witch ensemble on Ebay, complete with hat, for less than $10, including shipping. My Ebay skills are not rusty after all. (At one point I was one PayPal purchase away from entering myself into an Ebay 12 Step program but then I took up blogging.)
I’d love to find Amelia a Dorothy costume (as in Wizard of Oz, not Wiggles Dinosaur friend), but so far the options on Ebay are out of my price range so she’ll probably wear Caitlin’s second Halloween costume from three years ago. Just look at how happy
pissed off Caitlin looked at daycare dressed like a stuffed flower while all her other 16-month-old buddies were dainty ballerinas and princesses and fairies in tulle and lace. What you can’t see in this cropped photo is that I forgot to send tights or leggings to wear under her costume so she she basically went trick or treating at school as a diaper-clad flower with chunky toddler legs.
Last year Caitlin was a ghost, and I believe she was the cutest 3-year-old ghost in our neighborhood. Considering I have not a crafty gene in my body I was quite impressed that I somehow MacGyvered her ghost costume from a crib sheet and black felt and a little face paint.
Speaking of costumes, is it just me or is this “little girls” fairy costume online at Target vaguely reminiscent of a German beer hall girl? And would this costume be a red flag? You know Caitlin’s costume choices are fairly innocent at this stage. When she’s 8 will she proclaim, “Mommy I want to dress up like a Bratz doll! I need to show more navel!!” I really hope not.
Now this pet costume? Classic. Although I have no idea how people get their pets to actually concede to wearing a costume. We can barely get Bailey and Jack to stand still for their collars and leashes.
So do you buy Halloween costumes or make them? Do you dress Fifi up like a Hula girl? And, most importantly, when shopping for Halloween candy do you buy your personal favorites to ensure that any leftovers don’t go to waste?
Edited to add: I am not a big cat lover mainly because I’m allergic to them and if I spend time around a cat I end up clawing my eyes out and looking like I’ve been up smoking ganga all night. But here’s a link to some kitty costumes. I don’t want to leave out our cat lovin’ friends. Here kitty, kitty, kitty.