Here’s one last one… I just found this picture of my pup and his costume from last year. His name is Sam, so naturally I made him a “green eggs and Sam” outfit two years ago. Last year, so as to avoid the faux-pas of costume repeating, I added a little felt mask to make him into a TMNP, teenage mutant ninja puppy.
This was maybe 6 or 7 years ago, a friend and I stayed in on Halloween to hand out candy to the neighborhood kids (and avoid the rain). We didn’t have costumes so we dug through the house and found what we needed for this last-minute makeup. I’m on the right in this one, and I pulled apart a silk flower and used a little dab of eyelash glue to stick the petals to my cheekbones and I think that was the perfect touch! We watched Hocus Pocus and ate popcorn.
I’ve been DIY-ing my Halloween costumes since I was old enough to use a sewing machine – about age 6! My favorite by far was last year’s – my best friend and I went to a Halloween music festival as celestial beings. She was the sun, and I was the moon. I made my headpiece from some adhesive glittered foam. I cut the biggest crescent, then a mirror image of it so I could put them back-to-back and glitter from any angle. Then I added a couple more layers on the front to give it some more dimension and sewed it onto a piece of sequined elastic. It was so fun! We loved our costumes so much that we’re reprising them this year and adding even more glitter!