Halloween Costume Ideas?????


Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby tkw5002 on September 16th, 2010, 2:01 pm

So I'm thinking about dressing up for Halloween this year, but I'm not quite sure what I'm going to be yet. I'm honestly thinking it would be fun if I can talk my hubby into it to try dressing up as Leigh and Lucian :) In Bitten By Cupid, we find out that Leigh is pregnant so we can dress our daughter up as Leigh and Lucian's baby girl [I'm hoping they have a litle girl ;) ]. Our daughter is 1 by the way. What do you guys think of the idea? Any other suggestions? Thats just kind of what I'm thinking about at the moment.
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby sin on September 16th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Mrs W you must let wren answer as she is known "as the queen of theme".. Lol

Ahhh that is my favorite holiday..
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby tkw5002 on September 16th, 2010, 9:25 pm

It's my favorite holiday to!!!!! I love being able to decorate the house!!!! It's so much more fun now that we have our daughter to dress up and "teach the ways" of trick or treating ;) A couple of years ago, I was a saloon girl and my hubby was a cowboy. Last year, I was one of the wild things and Kathleen (our daughter) was "Max-ine" from Where The Wild Things Are. I'm very blessed to have a creative hubby, because he totally made the head of my costume! It was pretty cool!!!!! Does anybody else here in the forum dress up for Halloween?
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby Copper on September 17th, 2010, 6:35 am

wow haven't even started thinking about Halloween yet, still have freshers to get though a week and a half where I have an excuse to dress up in a million different outfits including cowboys and Indianas night and a mascaraed ball. after that then I will think about Halloween and by that time I will have worn all my costumes think i mite use it as an excuse to buy a new one I'm getting quite a collection :P please help with ideas if you can
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby jill on September 17th, 2010, 8:33 pm

I want a costume with a cape!
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby sin on September 17th, 2010, 10:05 pm

me too :)
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby Jewelz on September 18th, 2010, 12:14 pm

I may end up with Halloween off this year. I haven't dressed up for at least six years. I think last time we did, hubby was a devil and I was an angel. Maybe I should dress up, hide in the yard and scare the crap out of trick or treaters this year. :twisted: I scared my dad a few years ago. My sister brought her kids out to trick or treat at my house. My dad went with her and the kids. We had the house all decked out in addition to spookey music playing in the back ground. I had my sister Lisa, call me right before they arrived. So I could sit in the patio chair all dressed up in an Alien costume beside the front door. They all thought I was a prop. My dad thought it was a pretty cool prop until it reached out to grab him. :lol: :twisted: :lol: I've never seen him jump so high in my life. It was hilarious! My sister was in on the plan too! Yep, halloween isn't just a kids holiday. I need to figure out what to dress up as. Any Ideas? :D
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby grlnxtdr29 on September 18th, 2010, 9:17 pm

Trying to figure out what to dress the kids up as. Last year Daughter was a lady Bug and Son was a Lion. Was thinking of Doing Daughter up as a cat, but Doubt she'd sit still long enough for me to paint the whiskers and nose on. Might do a ballerina. She Likes to wear tutus. Son is harder to figure out. He's so small it is hard to find costumes for him. Hmmm, Wonder if he'd wear an eye patch and let me dress him up as a Pirate?

Saw a funny costume last year, if a little on the gross side. Some teenager wore an adult diaper and called himself an old fart.
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby wren on September 26th, 2010, 5:45 pm

grlnxtdr29 wrote:Trying to figure out what to dress the kids up as. Last year Daughter was a lady Bug and Son was a Lion. Was thinking of Doing Daughter up as a cat, but Doubt she'd sit still long enough for me to paint the whiskers and nose on. Might do a ballerina. She Likes to wear tutus. Son is harder to figure out. He's so small it is hard to find costumes for him. Hmmm, Wonder if he'd wear an eye patch and let me dress him up as a Pirate?

Saw a funny costume last year, if a little on the gross side. Some teenager wore an adult diaper and called himself an old fart.


We only allowed our boys to trick-or-treat until they were 12yo, then they graduated to being escorts for the little ones as a helper to the adults or to giving out the candy...although they are allowed to dress up every year.

gnd, even without the eye patch, a red bandanna for your son's head & a white t-shirt cut up to look like a pirate (jagged around the bottom & sleeves...& a few holes snipped here & there ;) ) will work very well...especially if he will just let you dirty up his face a little. If you have them or can find them at a thrift store, take a pair of old black joggers or jeans & cut them at about the knee in a jagged pattern. Add some boots or sneakers, and maybe carry a pirate sword...and voila, matey, you have a pirate! I don't remember the age of your son, but if he is too little for this costume, file it for future reference. Boys & Girls enjoy being pirates...if you can get your hubby onboard (pun intended) then you could all dress up and be a pirate crew...with hubby as the Cap'n & you as first mate! lol

A cowboy or cowgirl is always good...you can find cowboy hats & Sheriff badges at Oriental Trading...http://www.orientaltrading.com/ ...it's a good place to get inexpensive items for birthday parties, Halloween costumes, crafts, etc. It's easy to find the little belts with the cap-style guns to wear around the waist, usually at a local Wal-Mart. Little kids don't care if they have caps in them or not. When my older son was 5yo, we had a cowboy birthday party...Gypsy made the invitations/matching thank you notes on the computer & I ordered everyone a cowboy/cowgirl hat and badge for the party. (Many things at Oriental Trading are sold in a group of 10 or more for a certain price. Makes it easy for parties.) Next year, cowboy stuff was available everywhere. Same year, my 3yo younger son wanted a firefighter birthday party, so again we made the invitations/matching thank you notes on the computer, and I purchased a Dalmatian pinata (which we finally had to let an "tween-age" child pop open for us *grin*) but at least everyone got a turn & no one was hit with the stick. I purchased red plastic firefighter hats & badges for everyone form Oriental Trading, and had a local bakery put firetrucks on the cake. Next year, the firefighter birthday stuff was everywhere. What can I say? I'm a theme trend-setter! :lol:

The ballerina is a perfect costume for a little girl. Stauri-Lauri custom makes tutus...she made two beautiful tutus for MsKitty's girls, who are 5yo & around 2yo. All Stauri needs is a waist size in inches, and the colors you want. I'm not sure how much she charges, but she makes beautiful costumes for ballerinas & is trying her hand for the Renn Faire this year. I don't think the tutus are very expensive. Stauri took dance from the time she was young, and taught dance when she graduated from high school. The tutus are the petal-style & so very pretty! If you get on facebook, let me know, and I can direct you to Lauri and some pictures of those she made for MsKitty's girls.

There are also very inexpensive tutus available in Halloween party stores & Wal-Mart and others out NOW...so don't wait or they'll be gone! Pair it with a Leotard, tights, and appropriate ballet slippers, add a pretty bow or flower in her hair, and you are ready to go. Pretty glitter makeup will complete the look, and she might sit still for it if she likes it...just put on enough to make her sparkle so it will wash off easily in the bath afterward. :)

I do NOT recommend the colored hair sprays that are supposed to wash out. If you do use them, use them very lightly. My boys went as Harry Potter & Ron Weasley one year, and I sprayed their brown hair heavily with the black & the red "wash-out hair sprays." Yeah, wash it right out...the joke was on us! :( After the trick-or-treating and a family party, they washed it twice when they got home, I washed it twice to scrub a little harder, and the next day I had to take them to our hairdresser and let him get it out of their hair...and he had to wash it more than once! It was all the way to their scalp, and no matter how hard we scrubbed, it did not wash out easily. Our hairdresser was finally able to get it all out! Lesson learned...only use it to spray lightly for effect!

When older son went as Professor Remus Lupin, we used the white hair spray to make his temples look gray and a few light streaks through his hair, & I had bought an old tan suit for $3 at a local charity thrift store. Dear hubby took an eye-liner pencil and made "light scars" on his face & hands, since Lupin is a poor Professor who turns into a werewolf each month. Younger son was Professor Severus Snape, so I bought a long black witch wig, and we cut it to the bobbed-length of Snape's hair in the Harry Potter movies. He wore a black sweatsuit with an inexpensive black cape & boots. The only thing is he got hot by the time they were back to the house for the family party (we had a group of families that got together every year & had Pizza together & the moms gave out candy while the dads took the kids trick-or-treating...then pictures, trading candy, and sometimes games. Sometimes a mom would go with the group to help with the little ones, and one year we had a hay ride through the neighborhood.) Even in October, Mississippi will sometimes still have a warm night, & the kids get hot from running from house to house. I would do Snape again, but with black pants or jeans & a long-sleeve black t-shirt that is much thinner than a sweatshirt. Being solid colors & no cutting or altering, the clothes are still wearable after Halloween, but it's less likely that the child will get hot. I think I powdered dear son's face to get that super-pale look that Alan Rickman has in the movie, but that was all as far as make-up.

Probably my fondest memory of costume-designing was when older son wished to go as Comte de Rochefort from the novel, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, which he was reading at the time. No costumes off the rack for this kid! lol I managed to pull it off by altering a Count Dracula shirt his brother had worn the previous year, taking a bandit hat (Zorro style) and painting a design over the bandit emblem on front to match & using a white-feathered fan to make the big feather on the hat! It hangs up in his room even now! However, I was rather grateful that younger son wanted to be the Red Power Ranger that year...right off the rack, though I had to cut the legs and sleeves because they only had large sizes! They were probably 8yo & 6yo that Halloween! I was a mean momma & wouldn't let my older son be Darth Maul from Star Wars (he looked like the devil) or a Dementor from the HP movies, though...too creepy & evil! However, now that they're older, going as a grim reaper or zombie, as they probably will do this year, is fine! *grin*

gnd, as your son gets older, remember that Ninjas are always a good choice!

The last few years, many civic groups or local churches, including ours, have sponsored "Trunk or Treat" or "Harvest Festivals" or "Halloween Carnivals" (everybody has a different name for it) and the malls have sponsored "Trick-or-Treat" & costume contests so that it can be safer and more convenient for parents. The local newspaper sponsors a coloring contest for age-ranged groups from preschool through Grade 6, with a small monetary prize for the winners in each group. "Trunk or Treat" is where members of the church or civic group decorate their vehicle trunks or truck beds, including with lights, and give out candy...their are often games, and hotdogs & cold drinks for a nominal cost. Sometimes we have 1000 kids...it has been bigger every year. We haven't ever participated, but might do so this year since it is on a Wednesday night. Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, so the malls may have their trick-or-treating on Saturday night.

I did big theme parties for my boys until they reached the tween/teen years, then we switched to family parties or allow them to just invite a couple of friends for a sleepover, pizza, cake, and a movie. We will do something big for their 18th birthday! 8-) For a girl, I would do a "sweet sixteen" but most boys would rather die first. :roll: :lol:

I'll happily make a list of all of our birthday themes & Halloween costumes for anyone who wants it, and what I included that worked or didn't go over as planned, plus some of the good websites you can trust. I'll also post my friend Michelle's giant Jack-O-Lantern cookie recipe on the Holiday thread. It is really cute, and has become a tradition! Image
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Re: Halloween Costume Ideas?????

Postby wren on September 26th, 2010, 5:50 pm

tkw5002 wrote:So I'm thinking about dressing up for Halloween this year, but I'm not quite sure what I'm going to be yet. I'm honestly thinking it would be fun if I can talk my hubby into it to try dressing up as Leigh and Lucian :) In Bitten By Cupid, we find out that Leigh is pregnant so we can dress our daughter up as Leigh and Lucian's baby girl [I'm hoping they have a litle girl ;) ]. Our daughter is 1 by the way. What do you guys think of the idea? Any other suggestions? Thats just kind of what I'm thinking about at the moment.



It's a nice idea, although you will probably have to explain to most people who you are...not everyone knows the Immortals. Also, since we don't know the gender of their baby yet, your daughter could always be Lucy, Lissianna & Greg's daughter, who Lucian & Leigh could be babysitting and taking out for "trick-or-treating" while her parents attend an adult party! :D
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