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Halloween Costumes 2012

I’ve been ridiculously busy this last month with lots of stuff!

  • I am starting a lot of new items for my shop Bobbin’ Along
  • I finished up the “busy season” of running.  As some of you know, I’m an AVID runner and finished my second marathon earlier this month!
  • I made Halloween costumes for my girls and a little boy (I posted about this earlier).

If you read in my About Me section on this blog, you know that I started sewing when my first daughter was born.  My first real sewing project was her giraffe costume.  I’ve sewn her costumes and now also my youngest daughter’s costumes ever since.  This year was no exception.  Here was my Halloween story:

If others have 2 girls like me, they may find themselves in a similar situation as I did.

Like last year, I wanted to dress my daughters in coordinating Halloween costumes while both were easily influenced by what I’d like them to be rather than them telling me what they want.  I was trying to figure out a movie or TV show that had 2 girls in it.  It. Is. Tough.  Think about it.

Cinderella?  I’m not making one of my daughters an evil stepsister.

Little Mermaid?  No girl counterpart besides Ursula, and that wouldn’t have been nice when I show them pictures when they are older to say “You were the beautiful mermaid and you were a large, villainous octopus.”

You see my dilemma.

Then came along this new movie Secret of the Wings (a Tinker Bell movie).  Sisters?  Both Fairies?  WOW!  This is exactly what I want!  So with a couple of months before Halloween, I started my plan to convince my oldest to want to be Tinker Bell.  It worked (although it didn’t take a lot of convincing since she loves fairies).

So I went to the fabric store and got everything I needed to make these two fairy costumes.

THEN…my little one become ridiculously obsessed with Elmo.  If anyone has a child around this age, you know that’s not abnormal.  What is with that red puppet?  I haven’t met a kid that doesn’t love him.

After all of that trouble finding a coordinating costume for the girls, I switched everything up.  My littlest became Elmo for Halloween.  I have to say, though, that it was the best decision I could have made.  She LOVES that outfit.  I’m getting a lot of use out of it, though!

Here are pictures of my girls in their costumes.  Not matching, but still adorable (at least to their mother).

Halloween 2012

My Elmo

my Tinkerbell

Have a great Halloween!  It’s kind of my favorite holiday because…IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!  Everyone enjoy trick-or-treating as a celebration of my birthday.  It’s not for any other reason than a party for me, right??? haha

Also, check out my facebook page www.facebook.com/bobbinalonggifts if you want an Elmo onesie like my littlest is wearing.  It’s not just for a costume!