Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Easy Halloween Costume

Our baby started out with the nick-name, "green-bean" because the first sonogram looked like--
well-- a green-bean!
Then, once she arrived, our term of endearment quickly turned into, "pumpkin." There was really no question what she would be for Halloween.
The only question was how was I going to make it?
I decided the tutu would add some girly fun to our little pumpkin. And, I love the orange tulle with just a hint of sparkle in it. About every third strip of tulle is the sparkle tulle,
just enough.
You would think that orange onesies would abound at Halloween. But they don't. So a plain white onesie dyed orange had to do. And some simple black fabric and wonder-under finished out the jack-o-lantern face.
The stem hair bow needs a little re-working for the big day. I'd like to move the leaves so that the clip doesn't show at all.
The best part of the whole costume-photo-shoot was playing with our little pumpkin in the leaves. She thought falling leaves were hilarious!!!! So, of course, Nana and I scooped up big hand-fulls and threw them in the air and giggled right along with her.
And, of course, because she is almost eight months old and is teething (ummm...have I mentioned that it looks like her cuspids might be coming in? Have I also mentioned that she doesn't have any other teeth? Are we going to have to change her costume to Bunicula???


Now for the fun!!!
What are your little ones being for Halloween?
Any creative home-made costume ideas out there?
Link up your Homemade Halloween Costume!
Can't wait to see what you've come up with!


  1. How cute! I've also got a costume contest going on right now. There are super low entries, so if you'd like to enter I'd love to have you. Thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog today!


  2. Too cute! I adore the headband with the leaves on top. I like to wear a feathery Mardi Gras mask and butterfly wings for Halloween, so that should be fun!

  3. Katie you did a beautiful job! Karis looks soooo cute in her costume! I love hand made costumes best!

  4. Thanks for inviting me to join! I linked up--and your little pumpkin is just adorable!

  5. Thanks for the invitation to join the party. Your little pumpkin is too sweet! I had a pumpkin costume when I was a little girl. It was my ballet leotard, black tights, the pumpkin part and then my mom spray painted a Dixie Cup green for my stem.

    I guess I know where I get my creativity from!

  6. Thanks for inviting me to join! I've linked up! :)

  7. That little pumpkin looks so happy and cute!! Thanks for inviting me to share!!

  8. Thanks for the invite! Your lil pumpkin is adorable! I love her leaf headband!

  9. Thanks so much for the invitation to link up to your costume party!

  10. Thanks for inviting me! I'm excited to check back and see what other crafty mom's have come up with!


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