If I'm being real with you guys, Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays. It's up there with New Year's Eve and the Super Bowl in terms of days that I just wish I could completely skip over every year. There's the anxiety of having to find a costume, then going through the pain in the ass of getting dressed, finding a party to go to that won't be lame, overcoming the social anxiety at said party, and the general air of forced fun that occurs during holidays and causes people to act like total drunken morons. It stresses me the fuck out.
But you know what I love? Tiny humans in costumes!!!! Giving tiny humans candy!!!! Being in bed by 10!!!!! And all this can be accomplished when you spend your Halloween with kids instead of adults. I highly recommend it. That said, I don't have any children myself and the expense and work of making or buying a costume is not my problem, I just have the fun. (Except that in my desperate bid to be cool/favorite/most-loved-auntie, this year I have volunteered to make a teeny tiny baby costume for the newest little Libra lady in my life.)
I figure I'm not the only procrastinator/cheap bitch round these parts, so here's a quick little roundup of easy and affordable homemade costumes for your little ones. I'm linking to other sites for the actual instructions and photos because I don't want anyone to feel that I am taking credit for these creations! I am merely acting as your Google guide today.
Level of difficulty: Easy
expense: $ (if you already have the rain gear.)
Level of difficulty: Medium. Requires makeup skills.
Expense: $ (just throw a brown sweater on them and stick some twigs in their hair.)
Level of difficulty: Medium. Requires basic sewing skills. Use a onesie instead of a leotard and a feather boa instead of the tulle.
Level of difficulty: Easy. Striped shirt, black pants, buy a mask or paint one on. Use old pillowcases and use black tape to make a $ sign. Done.
What are your Halloween go-to's? Last year I half went as Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest. I literally couldn't have cared less.