halloween | 2015

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I’m a little late to the whole Halloween recap party, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me when you see the kids in their costumes.  I know I’m a little biased, but the cuteness factor was off the charts!!!


I always thought I would dress them up in costumes that would play off each other.  I have yet to do that.  This year Sam wanted to be a train and Izzy wanted to be Alice.  I enjoy making the kids’ Halloween costumes and didn’t think I was going to pull off the train request until I came across this costume Cortney made with her son.  It’s amazing and Sam loved the photo I showed him so we basically did the exact same thing.  All I bought was some duct tape, black foam core paper for the wheels, and gold scrapbook paper.  We already had a bunch of boxes to choose from.  Cheap and ubber cute!
Izzy nailed the Alice look.  I used a pattern to make her dress and then adjusted it a little.  The darn thing came out so short at first!  I added more length to the skirt by putting in a bunch of flat pleats, which actually totally made the dress so it was a win in the end!
You  know what happens when a train gets going a little too fast??
They get derailed 😀
Izzy was impressed with her haul.  As was I – just look at all of that chocolate I can steal!!!
And all Sam cared about were the suckers.  Which, as you can see, ended up in his eyebrows and hair 😀


I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!!!





  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    they are adorable and i am SO impressed at your skills! i will be sending my kids measurements to you next year. 😉

  2. Calypso In The Country Avatar

    So adorable! I love the costumes and they look like they had a wonderful time!

  3. Mindy Avatar

    Adorable! I love the Alice costume. I didn't take a single photo this Halloween. FAIL.

  4. Aja Avatar

    So so cute! I may have to steal that train costume idea at some point!

  5. Amy Avatar

    Off the charts cute. Mine won't let me have much say anymore. Which means they both throw on football jerseys and eye black and that's about it.

  6. Sarah @ Disney Magic Mommy Avatar

    So sweet!! I hope you don’t mind, I’m linking back to your page for an upcoming blog article on easy Disney costumes.

    1. Shelley Avatar

      That would be fabulous, Sarah! Thank you!!

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