Monday, October 27, 2014

the cutest witch West of Oz



I have a hard time buying pre-made costumes without embellishing and accessorizing them.

So when our oldest daughter, Charley, told me that she wanted to be a witch this year, I couldn't have been more excited. And thankfully, it didn't take too much coaxing to get her on board with assembling a witch costume, rather than buying a pre-packaged one.

It might take more time to 'assemble' a costume(s), but it's so much fun personalizing them to my kids' personalities.




Embellishing a simple witch costume can be as easy as . . .

adding metallic star strands to a simple witch broom (see first photo),
trimming a witch hat with black feathers, spiders, or even a crow,
making your own candy bag,
and accessorizing with spider rings and costume make-up







Charley's costume began with this hat (above). She loved that it was both - spooky and fun.

And from there, we found this sweet purple petti-coat, black-and-white striped stockings (because what's a witch without striped stockings), and this cute printed shirt.




Every good witch has a companion CAT, and because her little sister decided to be a TIGER instead of a black cat this year - that left Charley without a companion CAT.

So . . . while hunting for a shirt for her costume, I came across this one. It's a perfect match . . . and is darling under her black cape.



This is the FIRST year that our little ones want me to paint their faces. I can't wait to transform their sweet little faces into a TIGER, a green WITCH, and a skeleton.
              
               What will your little ones be this Halloween?


 





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4 comments:

  1. Suzanne
    What a fun costume. I remember these days vividly...my first homemade costume was for our then 2 year old. I made a furry bunny costume for him, his younger brother wore it a few years later. I loved making costumes, it added to the holiday.
    Happy upcoming Halloween.
    xo,
    Karen

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  2. This is precious! I hope you'll post a picture of all three of them with their costumes and painted faces. How cute!!

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  3. Awe, she is adorable. My children are now men so those days of costumes are long gone and it is bittersweet. I am embracing the fact that I have more time to dedicate to getting my front porch all ready for trick or treaters AND preparing for the adult after party :-) Always turn lemons into lemonade!
    Thanks for sharing and have fun making your children's costumes.
    Fondly,
    -Lisa

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