At the risk of spoiling the surprise on Halloween, I wanted to share my girls’ costumes for this year because they were both super easy and inexpensive.
I’m not sure where I got it in my head that I wanted Peanut to be Joan Jett, but once I had the idea, it stuck. I found some inspiration on Pinterest, and went shopping at a second-hand store. She already had black leggings and a white tank top, so I was looking for black converse, a leather jacket and sunglasses – and I found it all at one spot! I also found a necklace in my jewelry box that could double as a choker on Peanut once I took the charm off (only when supervised, of course!)
Peanut went shopping with me and, as you can see, loved the jacket in the store.
It was a little bit harder getting her to put it on outside over the weekend, but hopefully it will cool down a little bit before Halloween and I can talk her back into it.
As for Pumpkin, I had been trying – unsuccessfully – to talk her into being Frida Kahlo for Halloween for months (maybe next year). The day after we watched the Project Runway unconventional challenge episode, we were playing around making her a shirt with old Christmas cards I’d stashed away for craft projects when Mr. G suggested a Project Runway costume for Halloween. She loved the idea! Instead of using the Christmas cards, we opted for newspaper and black scrapbook paper.
I didn’t actually have to buy anything, and it didn’t take much time to fold pleats into the newspaper and cut the top. On the back, I punched holes down each side and strung ribbon corset style to get the right fit. When it’s time for trick-or-treating, I will add straps to the top and make a couple other minor adjustments, but I’m overall happy with it and Pumpkin said she felt like a princess!
Can’t wait to take these two trick-or-treating!