30 September 2009

Seriously?

$40 dollars for a Halloween costume?


And a Woopie Cushion no less

It has gotten out of control...



Though this one is pretty freakin' awesome!




But I mean seriously??... $85 dollars for a Teddy Roosevelt costume?




I have to say I'm pretty partial to the home made variety:


Finn - aka Bob the Builder 2007

This costume was very simple and fun to make - despite the fact that I stayed up past midnight coloring in the white checks on the shirt. ("Mama, Bob's shirt isn't red and white!! It's red and orange!!!" He cried at 7 pm the night before Halloween..)

October brings a lot of excitement for my kids. The planning has begun. Now I just have to figure out how to do this...


Avatar Aang. the Last Airbender

I've got 30 days...
Wish me luck.

13 comments:

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

I think your Bob the Builder is the cutest of all. Years ago my friend's son was a Ghostbuster. His costume was homemade with a vacuum cleaner hose coming out of his backpack.

He was adorable but so excited that when he saw himself as a Ghostbuster, he wet himself and thus the costume had last-minute alterations.

Can't wait to see the new costume you make this year! I'm guessing you're NOT shaving heads for the sake of the costume...

Kelly said...

Oh, I think you should totally shave heads! People will be so stunned by the shiny painted little head that they won't notice if the rest of the costume looks convincing.

Little boy hair grows back super fast.

;)

natasha the exile on Mom Street said...

I'm thinking that glittery blue eyeshadow a la' 1984 is needed to make that arrow...

carsick said...

I HATE that tv show but my kids love it!!! Maybe you can find a skull cap at the party store.
I love the Bob the Builder. I like him better than Handy Manny.

carsick said...

I HATE that tv show but my kids love it!!! Maybe you can find a skull cap at the party store.
I love the Bob the Builder. I like him better than Handy Manny.

FishermansDaughter said...

Whoa - good luck with that! I'm not crafty at all so my kids are always among the worst dressed Halloweeners - heh heh - weeners! Too much time with the kids...

noble pig said...

My son just came to me with Star Wars Bobba Fett costume he wants...it was $699.99...LOL...NOT!

Kim said...

What a cute Bob the Builder!

My daughter wanted to be a pirate last year because of the sword and this year she wants to be a Ninja because of the knives.

My son wants to be a cow for the second year in a row.

Should I be worried?

Manic Mommy said...

We had Bob the Builder a few years ago! It was a last minute costume as HRH refused to put on the one we had previously agreed-to. Kohls for a new pair of overalls, Target for a tool belt = instant costume.

Clearly you put more thought into yours than I did into mine.

Also? My favorite this year is a UPS Man costume.

Such Lovely Freckles said...

Bob rules!!!!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Homemade is always best but THE PRESSURE! ARRRRGGGHHH...
I gotta admit - that shark rocks my world!

rachel... said...

Yeah, that shark is great, but I'm partial to gender-neutral hand-me-downs myself.

My 4 year old just saw the Avatar pic and said: "Mama, Gavin and Eve wuv dat show."

MiMi said...

Bahaha! I wonder if I could make that whoopie cushion one...that'd be awesome. Then I could walk around making farting noises...that would be even more awesome!