Halloween season is here and we’ve already started taking advantage of local opportunities for candy and fun. Friday night we attended a community street festival that encouraged kids to wear their costumes and collect candy from different vendors. We’re doing a Toy Story theme this year for our whole family and the kids’ costumes were a big hit!
Sweet T will have plenty of opportunities to wear her Jessie costume between preschool, community activities and Halloween itself. Good thing since she’s in love with it. I have to put it out of her reach when she isn’t wearing it so it will stay clean and whole until October 31st.
She got loads of attention in her Jessie costume last Friday night, and would grin and glow each time someone said, “Hey, Jessie!” Her Jessie costume is also flexible enough to allow her to dance in the streets. 😉
Gus is a tiny guy and only wears size 12-18 months even though he just turned 2. The Buzz Lightyear costume booties only stayed on for the picture and we had to switch him to tennis shoes since his feet are a little bigger than an 18-month-old’s even though his body isn’t. 😉 I like that this costume is simple and comfortable for our squirmy 2 year old who won’t tolerate something more elaborate.
His Buzz Lightyear costume also has snaps up the legs for diaper changes. Good thing because you know he’s going to wait until we’re a mile from our car before filling his diaper.
Hubs is wearing a yellow shirt, jeans, and belt that he already owned. We borrowed a pair of cowboy boots from my cousin. See the holster? It belonged to Hubs’ dad when he was a little boy. To round out the Sheriff Woody look, we used this Woody Accessory Kit from HalloweenCostumes.com. It comes with a vest with a sheriff’s badge, a bandanna, and a hat.
My costume got a little tricky and it still isn’t complete. If only Sweet T was willing to be Bo Peep! You see they make a little girl’s Toy Story Bo Peep costume that would have been perfect, but Sweet T will be Jessie or she will be nothing so….
Mama’s got to figure out how to make things work. Here’s what I have so far:
Skirt – Thrifted
Corseted tank top – Thrifted
Pink shrug – Thrifted pink shirt that my aunt did a quick no-sew alteration on to cut away the button-down front
Black flats – already owned
Bo Peep Staff from HalloweenCostumes.com
Pioneer Bonnet from HalloweenCostumes.com
I just ordered these leggings from Amazon.
And I’m thinking of cutting out some white felt polka dots to glue on the skirt.
Hubs is looking so good as Sheriff Woody that I may have to get someone else to watch the sheep tonight! 😉
What are you dressing up as this year?