Day 10: Annual Halloween Costume Project

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


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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!)

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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!


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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.

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