With the craziness of moving, I tried to keep the costumes simple this year. My oldest boy was a construction worker, little boy a vampire using a costume my mom made for my little brother twenty years ago. My girls wanted to be fairy princesses.
In order to make this as simple as possible, I only had to make wings, and accessories for my baby. My older girl's dress was my flower girl dress in 1982 when my aunt was married. My mom made the dress, and her matching matron of honor dress, out of peachy pink taffeta. My aunt was married in February, and I wore the dress for Halloween the following October with a crown and wand my mom made...hence my inspiration. :)
I had to hem up the ruffle so it wouldn't drag on the ground, and I was in awe of my mom's amazing sewing skills. Taffeta is not fun to sew on, and unravels easily. Her seams were amazing.
Baby's dress was my older daughter's Cinderella dress from Halloween five years ago. I made it from a fun aqua brocade from one of my mom's college formals. I used a pattern as a guide, and eyelet lace because that's what I had back then. My husband was a senior in college at the time.
The crown and wand my older girl have were from a Pottery Barn fairy princess dress-up set we were given several years ago. I made a wand and crown for Baby to coordinate, and I'll share the tutorials for those later this week. I thought they'd be fun dress up accessories for a little girl's Christmas gift.
To make the wings, I used these tutorials I found as a guide:
Fairy Wing Tutorial from Modern Magical
Fairy Wing Tutorial from Mommy Blessings
After I had already made mine, Kalleen posted these fabulous wings, which I actually like better:
At Second Street Irridescent Fairy Wings
So here are the wings I made for my girls.
Total cost for two sets of wings, $5, including the hangers, dollar store posies, panty hose, and pearls.
My girls loved trying them out.
My favorite part of Halloween is the dressing up. It's such a great way to acquire more dress-up clothes for pretend play throughout the year!
What's been your favorite Halloween costume?
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