Yes, I know I am late posting these pictures. This year I didn’t have enough time to make elaborate costumes for the girls. I knew I wanted to make homemade costumes because that makes it extra special and so much fun! I decided to use clothes from Goodwill. This would mean I wouldn’t have to start from scratch. I could use hems and already sewn seams. I asked the girls what they wanted to be. Abby wanted to be Wonderwoman (or supergirl as she called her). Kaylee wanted to be a gypsy – or jingle bells as she called it. (We had looked at the costumes at Walmart and she saw a gypsy costume with all the coins hanging from the head).
Here is what we ended up with:
For Abby I found a blue shirt with stars. I cut off the collar and sleeves and put in a piece of elastic. I then found some gold material and made her arm bands, belt, and crown. I also found a clip art of the W and cut it out of the gold material. I then glued it onto a red shirt. For the boots I used red duck tape and gold duck tape around shoes covered with socks. For the cape I just found a red shiny shirt and cut off the front then sewed it onto the shirt. Very easy and not much sewing involved.
For Kaylee I found a white dress and cut it to the right length and added some elastic for the waist. I found a huge see through black shirt with shiny blue sequin flowers all over it. I cut it into a belt and head scarf for her and sewed some of those coins along one edge. For the shirt I found another shirt with multi colored sequins all over it and sewed it into a tube top and added a ribbon to tie around her neck. I also added about 50 bells to the belt so she would jingle when she walked. When she saw Abby’s boots she wanted a pair as well so I just used the gold duck tape.
Jett’s costume was a last minute find. His friend dressed up as this last year and he wanted to dress up with this. (Not sure what to call it). I looked all over for it and finally found it at Walgreens a few days before Halloween. Needless to say it was on clearance already so I only paid $3 for it. What a bargin!!!
We have the perfect neighborhood to go trick-or-treating in as it is away from the city and there are lots of families. We got so much candy that I am thinking of donating most of it to the troops. The girls got lots of complements. My favorite part was hearing Kaylee and Abby say Happy Halloween to everyone.