Growing up, my husband and his parents always made his Halloween costume. They were both artists, so his costumes were always clever, satirical and creative. A homemade Halloween tradition. It’s was a tradition that I really wanted to embrace.
I also loved the idea of the family group costume. You know when everyone in the family dresses to a theme or a group of characters. I vowed that I will do family costumes for as long as Alexie will let me.
Last year was our first Halloween as a family of 3. Alexie was only 3 months old so we weren’t really going trick-or-treating but I really wanted to dress up. So we kept it low-low key. Ste wore his NYPD hoodie and went as an undercover cop while I was a robber in my stripped shirt, black pants, gloves, and beanie. I wrote a dollar sign on a cloth grocery bag. I dressed Alexie in all black and placed her in the bag, making her my little bag of loot. It was so cute and really easy to make.
This year I decided to go a little bigger. Alexie is older and we are looking forward to taking her trick-or-treating for the first time (even if it’s just on our tiny, little street). So I wanted to make something a little more special.
I made this super cute cupcake costume for her for under $10. A quick trip to the dollar store and I had all the supplies I needed.
The wrapper was made from a bucket with the bottom cut off and covered in folded bristol board. I sealed the bottom with a little duck tape to make the plastic wasn’t sharp. Some ribbon acted as suspenders, holding the whole thing up. The top was made from a simple white t-shirt. I used some hot glue to add folds and then pompoms as sprinkles. A small ball glued to a headband made a topper and the perfect final touch. She will be the cutest little cupcake!
I did say that we were doing a family Halloween costume. If Alexie is going to cupcake what are Ste and I going to be?You’ll have to wait until Halloween to find out!