Halloween costumes. I have a love/hate relationship with them. 1. because the cheap ones always look so cheap and 2. the nice ones are expensive and still not the best of quality. So my days of making homemade costumes started when Jayden was 2 years old and he wanted to be Mickey Mouse.
There are some cute Mickey Mouse costumes out there and there are definitely some tacky ones. I spent a little under $18 on this costume.Hat – $1 Gloves – $1 Socks – $1 Leggings – $2.97 Turtle Neck – $2.97 Mouse Ears & Tail – $2.97 2 White Buttons – $2.00 Clearance H&M Sweatpants – $4.00
The following year he wanted to be a fireman because he was really into Fireman Sam at the time. Once again there are tons of fireman costumes out there but this one is so easy to make. I spent $3 on this costume. However, to be fair and honest I had purchased the Melissa and Doug Fireman kit from A.C. Moore a few months before Halloween for $15.00 at 50% off.Yellow Felt – $2 Silver Ribbon – $1
Notice the black hat underneath the fireman hat? Same hat that was part of the Mickey Mouse costume.
This year Jayden decided a week before Halloween that we should all be pirates. His favorite show is Jake and the Neverland Pirates so I thought it was be a great idea. I spent just under $17 to make all 3 costumes. I have to add that I was given a sewing machine and thought this would be a good time to learn how to use it. On the night I decided to make the costumes, Jayden and I were watching YouTube videos to figure our how to thread our needle and bobbin. It was priceless!Red Felt -$4.98 Black Belts – $1.42 Adam’s Pirate Pants – $2.00 Gold Ribbon – $2.97 2 Eye Patches/Hats – $2.13 1 Sword – $2.97 Jayden & I learning to use the sewing machine for the 1st time – PRICELESS
Who knows what next year will bring. I am praying he decides on something easy like a ghost!