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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Halloween Costumes

Lola and I are still up in NH so I just thought I would pop in with a quick post because I am not quite done working on a couple of my decorating ones. Tomorrow I will have a post that shows our autumn chalkboard, a new sign and a downloadable print and then Monday evening I will show you either our living room or porch decorated for autumn depending on which post I can get finished up first. For today, though, I thought I see if anyone had any fun ideas for Halloween costumes? Do any of you already have your kid's outfits ready to go? 

Lillie is really getting into the idea of picking out a costume. It's so cute listening to her tell us all of her ideas. She's spent days looking through the different magazines and we have a few options we are pondering.  I don't have any photos of her first Halloween on this computer but she was a little dalmation. Then her second Halloween she was a little Pocahontas. Thanks to Pinterest we've been getting quite a lot of e-mails about how to purchase this costume. Unfortunately it isn't something we sell. My mom made Lillie the cute little tutu and then bought her some adorable little moccasins (which you can't see in this picture), and then I just added some fringe trim from Joann's around her arms and waist. For her hair I just put a stretchy tan headband on and tucked some real turkey feathers my dad had found into the back of the headband. Then Lillie added a few marks on her cheeks and she was ready to go! I wish I had taken some "real" photos of her in this costume, because it was my favorite, but at this age Lillie was NOT a fan of taking photos so I only got a few snapshots of her walking out the door to the car.

And look at this photo of my cousin Lauren when she was little and dressed up as Pocahontas! I can't get over how similar she and Lillie look at times!

Here they are together:

Last year both Lola and Lillie were Strawberry Shortcakes.
 We got the hats on Etsy and my mom made them their tutus. I can't remember where the tights were from but it was some costume website and we just cut and sewed Lola's down to the right size.




I hope you all are having a great weekend!



35 comments:

  1. Totally love your blog and beautiful photography!! Smiles from South Africa!

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  2. That Pocahontas costume is so sweet, and those are the cutest little Strawberry Shortcakes ever :) I'll have to keep Strawberry in mind for my girl this year, she has become obsessed with her. I still can't get the theme song out of my head!

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  3. enjoy these years when they want to wear sweet, cute costumes =) This year, my 8 year old is desparate to be a vampire. Last year she was a peacock, but hated every minute as it wasn't a scarey costume lol.

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  4. Awwww, so cute! Your photos are always beautiful, works of art!

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  5. Jemma has decided to be a Native American princess! She has already found the costume in the Chasing Fireflies catalogue! Once she sets her mind to it, she doesn't waver! I loved the Strawberry Shortcake outfits last year! The girls were precious!

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  7. Our youngest daughter is Lillie's age. Last year she was the cutest pumpkin with a self made tutu dress and cap. I posted pictures here http://weissbunt.blogspot.de/2011/10/tutorial-kurbiskostum-teil-ii-kleidchen.html . This year I'll be making an owl costume for her. Her older sister  (7) wants to be a pretty witch. She's already asked Daddy to get her a particular costume on his next business trip to the US ;-). I'm sure you'll find something adorable for both your girls - as always ;-). How about a cute scarecrow or a toadstool? Greetings from Germany - maks :-)

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  8. One year I made my granddaughter a ladybug outfit. It came as a kit from Martha Stewart. Maybe MS's catalog was still published. My daughter had a short black dress for her already and we used black tights and shoes. The lady bug wings were red felt which I'm sure you can find a template or draw one. Then I cut out black spots and glued to the wings. Her hat was black and had two antenna's with round black pom pom on them. So cute! Your children are so cute! Really, really like your blog and your style of writing and decorating!

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  9. My daughter is going be wearing the pottery barn kids cupcake costome with pink thighs and red glitter shoes!! I got it really cheap after halloween last year. Question: Where did you get the bird pictures in your dinning room? Love those!!

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    1. Thanks, Donna. They are from a store called Savvy in Williamsburg, VA.

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  10. Yeah before Paris wore your Audrey tutu, I made her witches hat and she had some black Joyfolie boots, last year I made her a black tutu dress and made her into Holly Golightly from breakfast at Tiffany's. This year I'm clueless but Paris has been doing the same thing, going through all the magazines and can't decide on what princess she wants to be this year.....
    Hugs, Prencie

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  11. Adorable pics!! I can't wait to see what Lillie decides. Search on etsy Tutu costumes, the possibilities are endless.
    Looking forward to next weeks post. I hope your grandpa is doing better. Wishing you a happy weekend.

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  12. Lillie was the cutest Pocahontas and Lola the most adorable Strawberry Shortcake! It'll be fun to see what Lillie decides on for this year. I'm keeping your Grandfather in my prayers. XO

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  13. Oh my gosh Jennifer that last pic is so sweet!!

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  14. So adorable! I love the photo of Lauren as Pocahontas! I had that dress too (and my name is Lauren!) Super cute! thanks for sharing :)

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  15. The rush of memories of when my little girl was Pocahontas. I never thought of the tutu...her costume was very similar to cousin Lauren...they might be the same age now!!Hee! My niece is head over heals into Fairies maybe you can look that route for some inspiration. -Monica

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  16. These strawberry shortcake costumes are adorable! I, too, made a Pocahontas costume for my daughter. I saved fabric from all of her little smocked dresses, halloween costumes, school play costumes and used the scraps to make a heart-applique quilt for her. Oh yes, one year I made a butterfly halloween costume with the wings were pink and yellow. The fairy costume idea mentioned above is great especially for tutus - Tinkerbell comes to mind. Or, what about little elf princesses (Lord of the Rings-ish) - white or pink capes with fur along the edges and little hoods to pull over their cute little crowns (I think you made some really pretty crowns from crocheted lace?).
    Rebekah

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  17. oh my these are sooo precious! (Guess I'm a little late to the party!) I just love love love the tutu's and the little indian princess costume. SO cute! Gonna feature you this week coming up on my blog this coming Monday if that's ok?

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    Kisha

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  18. If there are people who love wearing costumes rather than receiving the trick or treats during the Halloween - they are the kids.

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  19. Everyone hope they have a good time in Halloween,but I think you must have a Halloween costume firstly ~~~

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    1. Hi Brittney - Unfortunately we don't sell any halloween costumes.

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  21. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Super adorable! Oh my, the watermelon tutu dress is just wonderful. It's so cute!!! :) Nice work on these. Thanks for the pictures!

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  23. Love the Indian Princess costume! Where did you get the brown leather fringe stuff?

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    1. Thank you so much!

      "I just added some fringe trim from Joann's around her arms and waist"

      Have a great day!

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  24. Your kids definitely look adorable in these pictures! I wouldn't even be surprised that several people asked where you bought that beautiful Pocahontas costume since I myself was about to ask the same thing! Hope you never tire in doing this and create more of these great costumes for your kids!

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  25. awwww sooo cute! They are so adorable! I, myself, want some cute Halloween costumes for my toddlers and you just gave me some inspiration. Thanks dear!

    Cheers!

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  26. While searching for potential Halloween costumes, I came across your little Indian squaw and fell in love. Truly adorable. I think I have my 5 year old convinced to be transformed. Thanks for the inspiration. Curious what you did for the tights or legs under the tutu?

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    1. Thank you! Hmmm...it's been so long I don't remember. I would guess just cream leggings or tights? Or it may have been warm enough for just bare legs.

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  27. Wow, they are so adorable. Thanks for sharing this as I was looking for some great homemade halloween costumes for kids and you just gave me an idea. Thanks!

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  28. How did your mom make the tutu? It doesn't look like the traditional cut tulle and tie around a band. Yours looks more full and poofy.

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    1. She did make it the traditional way but she always uses really nice tulle and makes them extremely full!

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