Friday, October 29, 2010
Playgrounds & Lollipops - A Homemade Halloween
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.