As Halloween approaches, I’ve been posting a few throwback photos over on Instagram, and it occurred to me I never blogged about the girls’ costumes last year!
I had suggested Frida Kahlo to Pumpkin the year before, but she declined. As the year went on, and she was exposed to more Frida items in museums and pop culture, and developed more of an interest, she became excited about the idea. And I was glad we waited, too, because it dawned on me that Peanut could be Frida’s monkey!
Peanut’s costume was the easiest as I went to a kids’ consignment store and found a monkey costume in her size right off the bat. My only concern was that she would get too hot, but it turned out not to be an issue. And she was such a cute monkey!
For Pumpkin’s costume, I ordered her a dress on Etsy from Mexico, but I didn’t order it soon enough. When I realized it wasn’t going to show up in time, I borrowed one from a neighbor. (She was later able to wear the dress we purchased to see the Frida and Diego exhibit at the Heard Museum.)
I made her a headband of flowers using this tutorial, purchased clip-on earrings from a thrift store (she’s since gotten her ears pierced), and accessorized with one of my wraps and hot pink tights. I used some mascara to accentuate her brow, and let her wear a dab of blush and lipstick. She looked great and LOVED it!
I loved the costume, too, obviously, and I have since put the headband in a shadow box to hang in the girls’ play room.