I'm exhausted. We're home from Trunk or Treat, the kids have done their annual candy trade, we've watched Survivor and I'm ready to collapse into bed. All I have done today is costumes. Do you know what you can do with Duck Tape? It's awesome.
This years costumes:
A, a red guy. We spotted the outfit at Savers while looking for his Homecoming suit. It was $35. We opted out from buying it. I found his red one at Goodwill this week for $3.99. He was ecstatic about it. It's really funny watching a string bean of a tall teenager dart across the down stairs. Totally glad the whole Where's Waldo thing didn't pan out.
I tried and tried and tried to convince G and every other boy to be Elliott from E.T. I lost. One glance at A's red outfit and he wanted one. So, I saw one at Walmart for $20 and knew it was a good investment not only for Halloween but for future family reunions, etc. He was thrilled with it. We did have to pin a lot of the outfit around his midsection since it was for a tall person.
little g wanted to be the Cat in the Hat. What?? You thought I cringed when J wanted to be Captain America? I almost threw up in my mouth when I heard that little g wanted to be the Cat in the Hat. But, I decided I would let the kids be what they wanted. I found one of those cheapy Star Wars outfits at the Goodwill for $4.99 and thought I could make a cat outfit from it. I bought some white and black fabric for the tummy and tail, $1.50 white gloves, and $3.74 for Duck Tape to make the hat. He thought it was wonderful.
I found B's Flamenco Dancer outfit at Target last year for about $2. Couldn't pass that up.
Nor could I pass up the Cleopatra outfit on the same Target clearance aisle last year. So, S was the $2 Cleopatra with a $4 wig from Savers.
And then there is this guy, with those teeth. He's tried to get a kiss from me for years. Still not happening. I can look at him now though. :)
Tis the season to be hunting......somewhere else! I couldn't wait to show off my buck I found at the Salvation Army back in February for $16. I was determined to be a hunter. I checked out a few places for some cammies and then while heading out of the Salvation Army one day, I spotted the most beautiful pair of hunting pants ever. They were a $4 pair of orange camouflage overalls. The rest is history.