I can't decide if I am ashamed or proud to confess that this is the first year my 8-year-old has hit the pavement sporting a home-made Halloween costume.
It's not that I have anything against costume making, it's just that the kids always seemed to be happy to pull something out of the dress-up bin and call it good. And, you have to admit, you run the risk of completely wasting your time. There's nothing quite as disheartening as making a costume only to end up sending your kid out in a snowsuit because of inclement weather! However, this year my blondie requested an Elsa and who was I to turn her down? We even had a hand-me-down dance costume thing that had the makings of a snow queen written all over it...
Those sequins and that subtle heart-shaped neckline? Totally Elsa! So I lopped off some stuff and attached some stuff and eventually it came together.
She really loved her dress -- so much so that I had to wash it twice between the time I finished it on Monday and Halloween rolled around on Saturday!
Here's a picture of my whole motley crew before they commenced their candy begging:
(Nope, they aren't all looking at the camera!)
I told them that the kids who wear the warmest clothes get the most treats and they happily donned fleece pajama's under their costumes and had a blast.
What a great day.