I’m not overly enthusiastic about Halloween myself. I’m not obsessing over my own costume or planning a big Halloween bash. Instead I was the mom hemming up my daughter’s Elsa dress that I bought a size bigger on Etsy (a necessity for layering clothes underneath thanks to cold Wisconsin Trick-or-Treating), and I was putting the finishing touches on my son’s pumpkin costume that his grandma made.
We went to an indoor Halloween Hullabaloo party in our neighborhood, and about an hour beforehand, I decided to dress up, using whatever I could find in our house.
It started with this black, sparkly fabric that was hanging in my daughter’s closet. My mom and I had talked about making a tutu out of it, but the sparkles just shower off of the fabric, so it would be a tutu that would leave a sparkly trail behind (ugh). It was the perfect cape for me. I just tied the ends together at my neck (real fancy, I know).
I bought a small witches’ hat at the end of last season and raided my closet for black clothes. Seriously – a witch costume is the easiest, and best last minute costume!
My daughter helped add my accessories – a purple cat pillow curled around my neck that also disguised my crudely tied cape, a spider (former glow spider) that I twist-tied onto another necklace of mine, and a magic wand (former glow stick) that I put in my belt. I loaded on dark eyeshadow & eyeliner and I felt “witchy” enough. Here was the final result – me & the kids all dressed up:
While this costume was perfect for an indoor party, I don’t think I’ll be wearing it this Friday with the forecast calling for high of 40 degrees. Ugh… well, maybe I can wear my black wool coat over it all, or I’ll just stay inside & handout candy!
What are your plans for Halloween? What’s your favorite last minute costume? Happy trick or treating!