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Felt Deer Mask

The clock is ticking, but I haven’t started any Halloween costumes yet. I need to get the kids to make final decisions and lock them in soon. Instead, I am still blogging about the last-minute costumes I made last year! This is actually my favorite of the costumes. My daughter wanted to be a deer. She just wore brown leggings and a brown sweater with a furry scarf and leg warmers, plus black flats for…

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The Easiest DIY Unicorn Costume

I can’t stress this enough… Halloween costumes around here are usually VERY LOW EFFORT. They are usually last-minute, too. Now, this is not entirely my fault. I have been asking my children for weeks what they would like to dress up as. I either get an “I don’t knooooooow” answer or ever-changing, impossible answers. Some of them also think that they are “too old” for costumes, but I bet that some of them change their…

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Captain America T Shirt and Tutu

Oh, those middle school girls… Last year a bunch of my daughters’ friends were going to trick or treat as girly superheroes with tutus. She chose Captain America. Well, then some sort of drama ensued and the entire plan fell apart. In the end, she decided to keep her original costume plan, so I had to throw it together at the last minute. I measured her waist and cut some one inch non-roll elastic an…

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Easy Mermaid Tail Tutorial

I am not sure why, but most little girls seem to have a fascination with mermaids. Don’t get me wrong- I loved The Little Mermaid as much as anyone when it first came out, but I didn’t watch it over and over and over and over and over and over again like my little sister. I think fish are kinda smelly and gross, so I don’t entirely understand why mermaids are perceived as being so…

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Crochet Yoda Hat

A friend asked me to make a crochet yoda hat for a Halloween costume and it turned out pretty cute! I very loosely based it off of THIS free pattern. I shortened the ears a bit and it is important to note that the ears are worked in a continuous spiral. I just did my own thing for the beanie and kept it simple. I have another crochet pattern coming soon, but in the meantime…

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DIY Fleece Peacock Tutu Costume

Two years ago, our family went trick-or-treating as the Ninja Turtles. Last year, my son decided he was too old (actually he decided that before but we forced him/bribed him with the baby’s share of candy). So, everyone got to choose their own costume again. No theme. I chose for the youngest. I really, really, REALLY wanted to make a peacock tutu costume. I just love the colors and thought it would be pretty. However,…

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DIY Girls’ Ninja Turtle Costumes- with TUTUS!

We did a family theme for the first time this Halloween. My husband came up with the idea of going as characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then, the girls wanted tutus with their costumes and that was a deal breaker for the guys. We battled it out for a month or so until Team Tutu won out, meaning I had to throw together cheap, homemade costumes at the last minute. My son unwillingly…

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