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, maybe 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!
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