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It’s September which means that it’s time to start thinking about Halloween! I love Halloween and always have. Choosing between Halloween and Christmas for my favorite holiday is like choosing a favorite child. Okay, may be not quite, but close.
As a kid, choosing the perfect costume was one of the highlights of my year. As a mom, it still is. I love decorating, checking out all of the kids’ costumes, and planning costumes with my kids. I love Halloween just as much as my kids do.
When I was a kid I remember some of my friends had these elaborate costumes that were made out of boxes or hand sewn. Unfortunately, I can’t sew since the extent of my sewing knowledge is from a 7th grade Home Economics class. But I am still able to get pretty creative with my kids’ costumes which are of the semi-DIY variety. I still think they come out pretty cool.
Last year with some Pinterest inspiration (of course) I put together probably my favorite costume out of both of my kids. My then five-year-old son was a shadow! This shadow costume is so easy to put together and Dub was a huge hit! Best of all, you may already have some of the things needed to put it together.
What you will need for an awesome shadow costume:
- Black morphsuit
- Black pants
- Solid black shirt
- Solid black shoes with black soles
- Black treat bag
- Black hat or wig
That’s it. Easy, right? I told you! Easy and awesome, which is the best in my book.
For such a simple costume, it really does have a big impact. I love how it came out, especially at night. The best part about this costume is that the ideas are endless. It’s perfect for a boy or a girl, kid or adult. You could be as simple or fancy as you wish depending on the clothes you choose. For our costume, we chose to go in an old time gangster direction, but you could choose a ghost, a pirate, Peter Pan’s shadow, a ballerina, or anything else your imagination can dream up.
* Don’t forget to make sure your children are trick or treating on well-lit streets and/or have a flashlight since they will be very hard to see. Have a safe and happy Halloween!