Friday, October 29, 2010

Playgrounds & Lollipops - A Homemade Halloween

The countdown is on to Halloween and if you're anything like me, you are scrambling at the last minute to find a Halloween costume that does not fall into the category of slutty, whorish, demonic or sacrilegious.  I thought I'd share my costume from last year just in case you needed a little inspiration. 

As soon as Taylor declared that she wanted to be Alice, I knew I wanted to be the Queen of Hearts.  I also knew that I a)didn't want to spend a lot of money (or any at all) and b)I wanted to look mom-appropriate and family friendly.

The costume is a "take" on the Queen of Hearts, mainly tying the theme together with the red and black colors and the heart saber and applique.  I made an adult size no-sew tutu out of tulle (which I already had on hand because at the time I was making child size tutus for extra cash).  I took a sweater I already had and sewed on a felt heart and wore that over a white blouse.  I borrowed a crown from Taylor, and I painted and sprinkled glitter on a cardboard heart from Michael's, and then attached it to a wooden dowel.  Done and done.

Total cost spent on costume:  .99 cents

The only thing I purchased was the cardboard heart.  Everything else I already had on hand.

This years costume, which I will reveal on Monday, is going to cost me $8.99.  I had all items on hand already, but couldn't resist buying the perfect accessory to top off the costume.


  1. Awwww....everyone looks great!!! SUper cute costumes:)

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  2. How cute! I love your take on the Queen of Hearts!!

  3. you are a GORGEOUS queen of hearts honey!!

  4. that is a fantastic costume!! i am bookmarking it for next year. i just love it!!

  5. So so cute. Sometimes it is hard not to be jealous of how adorable you are. I could never pull of the Queen of Hearts as gorgeously as you do.
    Can't wait to this years!
    Love from,

  6. How creative! Can't wait to see what you came up with for this year!

  7. You are the most adorable Queen of Hearts.. not mean looking at all. I was lazy and didn't dress up, now I wish I would have!


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