Saturday, October 20, 2012

{The Lorax} Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes

Although I bought adorable berber fleece Pooh and Eeyore Halloween costumes at a recent consignment sale (for an amazingly sweet deal), I also wanted to create costumes for the boys that they would love. Sure, they like Pooh and Eeyore, but they don't LOVE Pooh and Eeyore... and I'm not really a fan of characters, per say... Characters, schmaracters. I could almost smell the argument over who would get to be Lightening McQueen and who would be Mater if I actually let them choose who they really wanted to dress up as.

Insert crafty mom, here.

I decided to come up with an idea myself (based on something I *KNOW* they love), and make them love it as much as I did (does that make me a bad mom?) Anyway, it worked. I broke my 'no character' rule a bit, but I'm tickled with the results. Simple, easy, and cheap! We used some of what we had, and I spent less than $20 total for both costumes (Gotta love those craft store 50% and 60% coupons!). The fuschia boa (60% off) was the most expensive thing at a little over $5.00! Add some hot glue, some feathers and some felt and VOILA! The Lorax and a Truffula Tree! I love the costumes, and they love
them, too!

 We'll discuss Andrew's obsession with pink in another post! Oy....


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

So cute! We love the Lorax, too!

Mel said...

Love the costumes!

browning2222 said...

Adorable costumes.