I am so tired right now. I have been sick for the last week, and with our wall ripping out schedules I haven’t had a single moment to make our Halloween costumes. Which means of course last minute sprinting for the last two days I have been working nonstop to finish our costumes- because they kept getting put off. Halloween is a big deal for us because of this… and last year all four of us were SICK, SICK SICK so we didn’t even go to the trunk or treat. Such a bummer, I even bought half of our costumes and I never got a picture of the girls in them, this year I was determined to do it.
The hard part for us is that we have three girls and one boy and there just aren’t a lot of recognizable kid friendly options that everyone would be so excited about. So, I finally chose to do Alice in Wonderland.
Originally I was thinking Disney version, Etta was going to be Alice, Lydia was going to be a little singing Petunia, Justin the Mad Hatter and I would be the Queen of hearts of course. BUT with the time constraints we decided to go less old school and do more of a 2010 Alice in Wonderland version.
We went looking at a few local thrift stores for items to alter for costumes, that is usually the easiest way for me to get things done quickly and I find it is cheaper. But, I couldn’t find much of anything, I purchased two shirts for me, and a Suit jacket for Justin.
Then we went to Target and I found a little winter princess costume. The smallest was Etta’s size, so she became the white queen. I also found a big ruffle underskirt that looked great, and made the whole costume look more “grand”.
Which meant Lydia was now Alice. So while looking in the kids section, I found the cutest 3 tiered tulle skirt and I bought a little t-shirt to go with it. I figured, if I was going to buy something new, she better get more than one use our of it, so it is a costume and a cute outfit for everyday. Which meant all she needed was a little pinafore and she would be a cute (Disney) Alice! ( and Thanks need to go to my mother, she helped me make the perfect little pinafore!)
For Justin’s costume, I wanted to go Mad Hatter, more than Disney but less scary than Johnny Depp. I saw these adorable engagement pictures by Lauren Brimhall Photography… seriously go check them out, and I based Justin’s outfit more on his, but sadly we had no time for cool makeup!
Finally for the Queen of Hearts, it is a bit of a mix between the new and old queen. I based the skirt of of the new queen, but the top was more like the old. I took two button down shirts and cut them in half and put them back together.
Okay stay tuned for tomorrow. I hope that where ever you are tonight that you are safe.