“Hallowgreen” Costume Contest

Posted on October 28th, 2010 by Tonia 2 Comments

We love Halloween here in the Itty Bitty household and always have. It was fun as a kid, and it’s still fun as an adult. 

My family has a long-standing tradition of homemade/handmade costumes.  They’ve gotten pretty elaborate at times…one year my mom and I constructed a ” headless body” out of cardboard, which sat on my shoulders.  I cut a hole in its “abdomen” and stick my head through it.  It really looked like I had been decapitated and was holding my own head.  We were so proud of our creation.  There was even fake blood around where the neck and head “used to be”.  I wore it to our homeschool group gathering, fully expecting to be a big hit, but I think I really grossed out all the cute little witches and superheros.  The following year we decided to tone it down and go with a homeschool-group-accepted princess costume.

This border-line-inapropriate-costume-trend all started when I was six years old and my parents took my brother and me trick-or-treating for the first time.  This was just a few years after we moved to the town I grew up in, so we were still considered new-comers there and not very many people knew us yet.  My mom spent days sewing us the most adorable little matching devil costumes you’ve ever seen.  We proudly marched around town together shouting the magic words and watching our pillow cases fill with high-fructose-corn-syrup-goodness.  And we promptly became the talk of the town…”Did you SEE what they dressed their kids up as for Halloween?  DEVILS!  Who ARE these people?”  Oops, Mom.

It took years to mend our reputation in town, but I think people have mostly gotten over it now, seeing as my parents are both on the church board and all.

So, in the spirit of a homemade Halloween {and in honor of my well-intentioned mom who bravely forged ahead with her risque costume creations despite public scrutiny}, we are hosting a costume contest here on the blog.  Send me photos of your homemade Halloween costume {toniasimeone at gmail dot com}.  The deadline is the Tuesday after Halloween- November 2nd.  The greenest costume {uses recycled materials, doesn’t create waste, wasn’t purchased at Walmart, etc.} wins the prize

A choice of:  one of these wrist-purses made from candy wrappers (your choice of color) -OR- this office set made from old newspapers!!


And if you’re wondering what my border-line-inappropriate costume is going to be this year, well, I’m dressing up as Lindsey Lohan Does Prison…orange jumpsuit and tie-dye fingernails included.


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