Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Need Some Inspiration!

'Tis the season to think about Halloween costumes! I'm a frequent reader of Tip Junkie, and they recently discussed family themed costumes, so it got me thinking that I need some input! I like to do a family theme, but unfortunately this year, the hubster has duty on Trick-or-Treat Eve, so he won't be joining us this time.
Last year, when Conner insisted on being Buzz Lightyear, I decided we'd be a cast of characters from Toy Story. Our costumes weren't super awesome, but they were good enough to win us a costume contest at the mall LOL!
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See? Conner was Buzz, I was Jessy, Curtis was Woody, and baby Cohen was one of those little green aliens from the arcade grabby machine hehehe. Can you see it? Most people couldn't figure out what Cohen was...
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Maybe this split-screen will help. Seperated at birth, no? Freakin cute, either way ;)
ANYWHO...
So I need some inspiration for this year. I was throwing some ideas at Conner a few weeks ago. One of them was cookies and milk. So now he's got it in his head that he'll be a chocolate chip cookie. I figure I'd make 2 big cookies out of poster board and hang them over his shoulders by twine? Clearly, I'm only capable of VERY easily assembled costumes LOL (as seen by our Toy Story ensembles). Any other ideas? I think I'm going to be a carton of milk. Cohen... I know he won't tolerate a real costume. I thought about just pinning a bunch of cut out cookies to his clothes? But that's dumb, right? I dunno! Thoughts please!!
PS...
I miss fall...
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I miss sweaters, and cute stocking caps, and cider, and cold noses, and pumpkins, and boots. Its just not the same when its 80 degrees in Hawaii ;)

9 comments:

Kendra said...

Stick with the cookie theme and have your baby be cookie monster (too hot?)

Kelipso said...

Ya know, I thought about Cookie Monster already and it would be SO cute... but I doubt he'd wear it. At 20 months old, I doubt he'd wear much of any kind of costume!

Anonymous said...

You could dress him in khaki and pin "chocolate chips" to his outfit. He might look like a little cookie.


~Lauren~

Amy said...

Maybe he could be a straw?? Wear all white then use red & yellow yarn or string to make lines like the McD's straws; then some kind of straw-like hat? I like the cookie monster idea. Or he could be the cow who provides the milk for the cookies. Ha, I'm not very creative.

Chas said...

hey kels, if you want them to be cookies...you can do big light brown felt circles and put darker felt circles for the chips! Make them like the cardboard sign...one in the front, one in the back, straps over the shoulders, VIOLA!!

If you want to get REALLY fancy you can use the same theory, except sew them into *pillows*.....same felts and whatnot, just fluffy instead of flat!

Kelipso said...

Chas, that's pretty much what I'm doing for Conner's costume! But its with poster board instead of felt. Although the felt would have looked cuter. He's now decided that he's a "silly cookie" and he has a pose he'll do and everything: he crosses his eyes and puts his hands up by his face all weird HAHAHAHHAHAA he's a total weirdo :p

Chas said...

lol, i love this age! Morgan is a nutcase too! She cracks me up! The cardboard will hold it's shape better, which always comes in handy with rough and tough little boys!!

Chelleybean said...

We were either going to have Jason be the bee keeper, and all of us be bees, except Alex would be Pooh Bear carrying a little pot of honey.

Then Nick decided he was dead set on being spiderman. So now we are a family of superheros. I am Batgirl because it was the only costume that didn't belong in a strip club, NIck is spiderman, Alex is Superman, and Jason is the bad guy in shackles and a black and white suit.

C@mshaft said...

Dont know if you came up with something entirely yet?

If you are going with a treat theme I have an idea I found online two years ago. I was a bag of jelly beans. I found a large bag that was clear that you could see through, then blew up little bloons to put all inside of the huge bag, which you also cut out two small holes in the bottom for your legs to snuggly pull through it. On the front you can get a sign that says "jelly beans 25 cents" then wear all red clothing under neath it. It's awesome since when the balloons fall out ALL the kids have a blast popping them or playing with them while you are out trick or treating.

Feel free to use the idea or anyone else. It was a huge hit and a GREAT conversation peice!

Have an awesome halloween...

this year Conner is Mario, logan Wall-E [this has to be my BEST home made under $10 costume..stay tuned for pix], and Colin will possibly be a sock monkey :)