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last minute halloween costumes

We did this post last year and I think it was helpful for lots of you so it’s back! Primeable costume options – let’s do this! Also please note this elephant costume that I couldn’t fit in this collage. Cutest. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

rockstar family costume

Photos by Heather Mildenstein. A bunch of you asked for shopping links to our family costume reveal from yesterday! Here you go m’ladies.  Bob Dylan – Suit c/o Appaman // Button down // Wayfarers // Harmonica Holder Set // Shoes // Hair was done in pincurls like this! Angus Young of ACDC. Suit c/o Appaman // Russ’ tie for fatness // Shoes c/o Florsheim //  Riding Cap // Guitar c/o Loog Baby Freddie Mercury of Queen. Henley Jumper // Shoes // Mustache and Hair Spray Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac! Top Hat // Kimono // Platform Boots // Tambourine (go for … Read more

hi-chew halloween

So excited to partner up with HI-CHEW today to share our family Halloween Costumes!! Since we moved to our rental we’re in walking distance from a corner store and every time without fail my kids pick HI-CHEWs. It’s their favorite so as far as dream partnerships, this one might be it for them. 😉 HI-CHEW has these Original Mix gusset bags filled with  multiple flavors perfect for treat bags or pinatas, they’re perfect little bites! These sticks are what we’re handing out for trick-or-treaters! You can buy all of these candies at Wal-Mart, Target or Amazon!I have wanted to use … Read more

#sfclosetcostumes

We are very into CPW around here when it comes to Halloween. Cost per wear. Meaning that the more we can re-use the elements of a costume the better! With a few DIY or purchased accessories, make-up or amazing hair-dos you’re all set to trick or treat and then you can hang that costume back in your closet to enjoy the rest of the year! Historically all of our costumes have been this way, so either we’re real lazy or real consistent. I went back through and tagged them as #SFclosetcostume and I would LOVE to see yours! Add the … Read more

8 baby carrier halloween costumes

Halloween with a baby and older kids can be tricky! Some parents might split up or have on stay home, but if you’re committed to trick-or-treating as a family this is the post for you! Pushing a stroller is great for Halloween night until you get to stairs, so we’ve found that baby wearing is your best bet for keeping up with your big kids. These baby carrier Halloween costumes are hilarious and so inventive! First you need a carrier. You know we love the Ergo! I have used this nearly everyday of Raleigh’s 4 months. Russ loves it, too. … Read more

store bought costumes

Maybe you’re like me and you had the best intentions to whip out something super creative for your family this Halloween. Or maybe deep down you knew it was never going to happen (also me.) We’ve got you non-crafters covered! Character costumes are a-plenty and we’re sure you can handle that, but here’s some store-bought costumes from around the web that you might not have thought of. (Prime to the rescue!) You can mix and match to create and awesome group or couple’s costume! You’ll have all the Instagrammers saying: #squadgoalsss! Fruit of the Loom: Peas, Banana & Grapes (see all the fruit … Read more

kid costumes : say anything

say anything kid's halloween costumesay anything kid's halloween costume

Here’s our last costume inspired by our favorite movies growing up, we’re sad to see this fun little Halloween series go! Say Anything is just about as old as we are, and still such a classic. A bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates, a diamond ring, and holding a boom box playing a love ballad over your head. All acceptable forms of the expression of love. Thank you Lloyd Dobler! Here’s how you can recreate the famous coming of age romance.   For Lloyd you’ll need a trench coat (this is Emily’s with the sleeves tacked up) but this … Read more

kid costumes : home alone

home alone kids halloween costume

We’re back with our second set of costumes from favorite movies of our childhood! Home Alone is one of those movie we anticipated showing our boys knowing how much they would love it, and now that they’re older, we were right. It’s just as funny as we remember, and they agree! The Wet Bandits, Marv and Harry have provided a lot of laughs, so here’s our homage to them! We love this idea because it’s all sourced from things kids already have in their closets, with a little theatrical makeup and accessorizing. Thick canvas coats like this one, with high … Read more

kid costumes : the sandlot

the sandlot halloween costume

It’s COSTUME time! We wanted to go with a little theme of movies we loved while growing up and how to get an at-home super easy costume out of it. We have three sets of costumes to share, and we’ll be posting the throughout the rest of the week! First up, The Sandlot! We’ll spare you the incessant quoting, but we will warn you if you haven’t seen this coming of age baseball flick, you’re missing out. So many good one-liners and memorable scenes, but who can forget the (temporarily) unrequited love Michael “Squints” Palledorous had for Wendy Peffercorn, a … Read more

homemade despicable me costumes

 Here’s our last of this year’s Halloween costume series, phew you made it! Jenna’s oldest Quinn has known since March that he would be Vector from Despicable Me. There would be no sidetracking, no alternatives, no plan Bs, just Vector. They’re having a bit of a bromance you could say. In turn Jude made a perfect little minion! Here’s how Jenna turned the sweat suit wearing Nerd slash Villain that cracks us all up with every viewing into a homemade no-sew costume: For The Minion: Grab a yellow long sleeve tee, a standard pair of overalls, and some sneakers and … Read more