Are the kids in your life starting to think about Halloween costumes? Mine definitely have Halloween on their minds. The costume catalogs are rolling in on a regular basis and they just can’t get enough. They also seem to change their mind every other day. Last year was definitely easier: they decided in September that they wanted to be Spiderman and Spidergirl and they never thought twice about it. This year, Finn has mentioned Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, a Chicago Bear, and Spiderman (again). Lucy has had trouble deciding between Alice in Wonderland, Ladybug Girl, My Little Pony, or a mermaid.
For a while, Lucy was intent that she and Finn needed to be a matched set: Mickey and Minnie, milk and cookies, or (the one she couldn’t quite get Finn on board with) Little Bo Peep and one of her sheep.
They both seem content to change their minds regularly. We certainly have some time, but some sizes of the more popular costumes are beginning to sell out, so I’m hoping they’ll make their decision sooner than later. Regardless of what they choose, I’m sure they will wish they had chosen something else.
When they were little, I just chose their costumes myself. So simple! If I could do that today, here are the ones I would choose:
Aren’t they adorable? They look warm and cozy, they’re machine washable, and they’re actually inexpensive! There are so many adorable costumes out there, like these beloved Eric Carle characters from Pottery Barn Kids, but $89 for a costume? Yikes! The Old Navy costumes are on sale, but even at full price they’re only $25.
I’ll keep you updated on what the kids decide. What costumes are your kids leaning toward this year? Any that have caught your eye? Or are you planning to be crafty and make your own?