It's that time of year for me.
Halloween is still a little ways away but those costumes will disappear like teenage kids at a kegger when the cops show up.
I always start looking for costumes for my girls around this time. If you wait until a few weeks before Halloween, the costumes on the shelves have been picked over and mangled and there's little left from which to choose.
Luckily, I did find costumes for the girls this year and they are on their way to us as I type this post. Sadly, the local Halloween Express didn't have the costumes that we sought. Not one of the 3 stores had the fairy costume that Peanut wants. And the only gnome costume they had that Button liked was for younger girls... the largest size was a 4-6.
Side note: I don't sew. I can sew a button on pants or a shirt. I can stitch up a stuffed friend that belongs to my 7 year old. But making clothing from scratch? Haha, no.
Peanut likes this one, the Garden Fairy from Halloween Express:
And originally, we liked this gnome costume for Button but it's too small. And the next size up was
Isn't that adorable?
I used the Google and found a slightly different version that does come in her size:
Oddly, I found this at Pink Impulse.. which seems to sell mostly sexy costumes, club wear, and burlesque clothing.
I am having the same problems this year as with previous years trying to come up with ideas for myself. Either the costume covers you head to toe... or it barely covers a freaking thing.
I want people to say 'pretty costume' not look at me horrified and say 'so, a tutu and boots... that's it?'.
Leg Avenue is huge this year in the Halloween Express stores and their name says it all. If you don't like showing a lot of leg, skip that section.
Even if I was my ideal weight, I would never want to take my kids trick-or-treating in this:
That's Cinderella? I guess times were really tight at Disney and the second job required less clothing.
And I am pretty sure I'd scar my kids (and others) if I were to wear this... version of Strawberry Shortcake:
And I am certain that no cheerleaders at Rydell High were wearing this at the bonfire:
Are there that many women that dress up for Halloween that are comfortable wearing next to nothing? I don't see many of these costumes in the neighborhoods in MN... freezing to death is sometimes an option for clothed people that night. Although, I guess your breasts would be mighty perky.
But at least through the horror of some of the
The S#!t Series of Costumes... I couldn't help but laugh but I'd never buy one.
Couples costumes can be fun: Fragile and Lamp
They also have a Christmas Story Bunny Suit but it's out of stock.
Last but not least, the costume that represents how I feel about the selection costumes out there:
How about you?
Any costume rants or raves?