According to the calendar Halloween is over. According to my 2.5 year old, Halloween is still going strong, evident over the past few days in her repeated requests to watch Hotel Transylvania. I don’t mind. Halloween has been on the top of my favorite holiday list for as long as I can remember.
I used to spend months planning out the perfect costume for myself and now for the past couple years I’ve been enjoying putting all my efforts into cool costumes for my kiddo. Her first year she was a squishy little unicorn. Then last year my advertising-nerd love shone through in her Morton Salt Girl costume. (Pun completely not intended with the “salt” thing.) I mentioned in that post that she won her age group at Zoo Boo so this year I was obviously going for a repeat because I am crazy competitive over weird things. I was facing a new challenge though. This year she has OPINIONS.
Soooo many opinions.
Rather than being a cute little doll for me to dress up, she will protest loudly if I put her in anything she doesn’t agree with. Luckily my kid is rad. She came up with this idea by herself completely unprompted by me.
Nightmare Before Christmas is one of her favorite movies which means I’ve seen it 300 times since September. I’m not complaining because it’s awesome.
Anyway, I crossed my fingers that she wouldn’t pull a two year old and change her mind and went to work on it. I wish I could take credit for her dress, but it was custom made for her by someone I found on Etsy. I almost got her a really cool wig on Etsy as well, but if there is one thing that Betty is not tolerant of it is things on her head for a prolonged period of time. The rest of the ensemble I put together myself. I used a colored hair spray on her hair. Her makeup is eyeliner and a little bit of white cream makeup to enhance the stitches.
To say that she was pleased with herself would be the understatement of 2014. (I’m pretty pleased with myself too.)
Her pail says “Deadly Nightshade”. It’s made out of an oatmeal container.
We attended Zoo Boo again and of course signed up for the contest. She answered all the emcee’s questions about her costume, twirled around the stage, and then proceeded to hug one of the judges. What a HAM. I have no idea where she could have gotten it.
And she won. 🙂 WIth her good ideas, I’m pretty sure we can three-peat next year!
As for me, I wasn’t going to dress up, but she insisted and I had fun being her prop this year.
The Jack Skellington to her Sally. I hope she remembers how much fun we had. ❤
What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
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