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Sunday, October 31, 2010

A “Green” Halloween…

This year was a little different from years past…. we didn’t have a church event this year and so ,I think, for the first time ever, we went (solely) trick or treating in the neighborhood.

The girls were giddy all day with excitement to get dressed up, to go to grandpa and grandma’s and (the obvious) get some SUGAR!

I, of course, want to show off my cuties but also want to let you in on my costume pride. This year’s costumes were all about reuse, repurpose, and reversing…. so here is a little dissection of my “green” and CHEAP Halloween.


There are my babes….. all dressed up and ready to go….


Anna – Pippi Longstocking…………….. Micah-the sweetest little skunk EVER!………Rebekah- Shirley Temple


Pippi Longstocking….

here is how the costume came together…… Hat- $1.00 from Target! (love those dollar bins!)Her costume is all things she already had just mixed and matched and put together to pull off this totally “Pippi” look! And of course pipe cleaners in the braids


Shirley Temple….

Dress- size 2T worn here by ANNA! – fluffed out by a tutu (already in our dress up bin) Sailor collar-pillow case cut and repurposed…previously worn here as an angel costume… Hat –$1 from Michael’s –Lollipop- printed on photo paper and taped onto a spatula. (Looks mighty tasty though) and tied with ribbon from angel costume. Rebekah was only slightly disappointed that we didn’t get a real lollipop.That same ribbon from the angel costumes was stapled around Bekah’s socks to make them “frilly” Smile. Only thing purchased (besides hat) was the blue ribbon for the tie.



And Mr.”Pepe le Pew” ….

For both of the girls’ first Halloweens they wore this lady bug costume.... 

so it is kind of cool that Micah got to wear it for his first Halloween too. The costume is flipped inside out…. I used the fur from the girls’ angel costumes last year and all I purchased for this costume was one piece of white felt! – 25 cents!!!!!! Smile 

Total costume budget for this year for THREE kids…… $5.25 cents! BOO-YA!





for some reason every house we went to, they gave Micah double the candy they gave the girls…… ummmmmmm he can’t eat it! But…….. mommy can……. Winking smile

He was so excited to hold his candy bin. Smile Sorry little man…. no candy for you.


it was a fun night!


The END……


1 comment:

  1. Seriously??? You inspire me. I thought I did well with my $16 budget for the 4 kids but you have me beat by far! :)
    Also, that last picture? Dying here! She is so funny. :) Where did you get those bloomers? They are awesome.