Homemade Halloween Costumes by Children: Halloween Book GIVEAWAY

October 3, 2012

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Halloween Book GIVEAWAY:

  • Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church
  • My First Halloween by Tomie dePaola

Why we love these Halloween books:

Here Comes Halloween: What should the little boy be for Halloween? A dinosaur, a pirate, a robot? Join him as he tries many different costumes. Your little one will love following along as he changes from costume to costume. You might even find the perfect costume for this Halloween.

My First Halloween: Don’t let the title fool you, this book isn’t just for babies. From making jack-o’-lanterns to trick-or-treating this charming little book by Tomie dePaola is an excellent introduction to many of the Halloween activities we enjoy this time of year.

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes made by the kiddos, 2011

It’s amazing how Halloween has become such a great-big commercial holiday. Nonetheless, we’ve tried to keep things simple around here. My kiddos actually make their own costumes. They might need a little help here and there (and perhaps a trip to Goodwill), but for the most part it’s all them! Introducing Mittens the Cat and a Star Wars Trooper.

Homemade Halloween CostumesHalloween Costume, Star Wars Storm Trooper, MacGyver 2011

The great thing about MacGyver is he needs almost NO help from me. I basically just need to get out of his way!  He made his Star Wars Trooper helmet out of pieces of card-stock. He designed each piece, cut them out and assembled them. And just for the record he is a GOOD guy.

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Miss Enigma enlisted her big brother’s help when making the cat ears for her headband.

Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costume, Mittens the Cat, Miss Enigma 2011

When we went trick-or-treating she added white gloves to complete the whole Mittens the Cat look. (Thank you to Aunt Jennifer for providing one fluffy tail!)

Homemade Halloween Costumes

May the force be with you this Halloween! Apparently, Luke Skywalker and a fairy are in our future . . . may the costume making begin . . .

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More homemade Halloween costume ideas: Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Halloween Book GIVEAWAY

We’re GIVING AWAY two books to one lucky winner:

  • Here Comes Halloween by Caroline Jayne Church
  • My First Halloween by Tomie dePaola

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What costumes are in your near future. Are they in the let me just buy it or I’ll just make it camp?  (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Monday, October 10, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, October 11, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Davis October 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Well, My wife sews beautifully– so we end up making almost everything– rule 1) No masks….rules 2) Nothing scarry — we will be at the Harvest festival at church…. Most Tom Burton ideas are out. rule 3) easy to get out of for potty breaks.

Shannon Morris October 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I have a chicken and a princess in my future

Natalie October 5, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Don’t enter me into a giveaway, but wanted to say that your costumes are lovely. My husband is making a ghost costume for Anna, but they are still fighting over whether the head is going to be removeable :)

maryanne @ mama smiles October 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Emma wants to be Little Red Riding Hood, and I think I’ll make that. Johnny has several superhero costumes that we got as hand-me-downs, and I think he’ll wear one of those. Lily wants to be Captain America, which may be my challenge as we have no costume…

LeAnna Sullivan October 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Lyric wants to be a butterfly so I was going to make the wings myself, put a leotard and tights together and paint her face. I will make it blue think it will be cute.

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