Costume #1 (AKA: your last minute costume hasn’t come in the mail so you are forced to wear your buffalo hat to the library)
I had a great Halloween costume idea for my son this year – a puppy! How cute is that? I know it is one of only a few years that my 4-year-old will let me pick an outfit for him, so I thought this would be adorable. Plus, his sister was going to a cat. Cheap costumes – hooray! I knew I could do Halloween for under $10.
But, somehow, things went wrong, and got expensive.
I really did have good intentions. I planned the costumes in August, but unfortunately I delayed getting the actually pieces to make the costumes until a couple of weeks before Halloween. My daughter’s costume was easy. A $1 tube of black face paint, a $3 pair of ears matched with her black shoes, shirt and paints and she was done.
My boy wanted to be a brown puppy, but the first problem started when I couldn’t find a brown sweat suit at Wal-Mart. I still had time though. I should have looked online because, of course, my small town didn’t have a brown sweat suit either. To make a long story short, I
Anyway, to make a long story short, my last minute puppy costume looked horrible and the whole town was out of non-scary costumes for his age. I had nothing. I ordered a last-minute football outfit from Amazon, but it didn’t get here in time for his first 2 Halloween events.
Costume #2. My boy did not want to be a cowboy (since he is one of those everyday he said) but, hey you gotta do what ya gotta do.
Costume #3 It arrived at 8 pm Halloween Eve. At least it was in time for school!
Needless to say, next year will not include a homemade Halloween costume. In fact, I think I will be first in line to buy a costume at the store when they come out (that’s around Easter, right?)!