image: picture perfect (most amazing vintage Rainbow Brite costume ever!)
Growing up, my parents were always big on the homemade costume. There was rarely sewing involved, but my folks were masters at embellishing stuff we had around the house in a spectacular way. Take a basic dress, add a spanish scarf, some boots, loads of mom’s costume jewellrey—VOILA! I was a gypsy! Take some overalls, cut up dad’s old plaid shirt and make a little satchel of treats on a stick? BAM! We got ourselves a hobo. My parents were really creative and I still love seeing what people whip together for their little ones. Sometimes the homemade costume turns out amazingly well and then sometimes….welllllll, not so much. But there is something undeniably charming about doin’ it your own way.
Which leads me to this: we want to see YOUR homemade kiddo costumes. And let’s be clear, we’ll take it all! Perhaps you made something so stinkin’ cute you got compliments everywhere you went. Or maybe things didn’t work out QUITE the way you expected (a la Dottie’s spectacular Craft Fail—which I thought was pretty adorable anyway). Either way, we want to see ’em all. Don’t be shy—the good, the bad, the ugly are all welcome. I’ll post them on Modern Kiddo in a Costume Parade photo gallery the week before Halloween to offer inspiration—and perhaps a little “what not to do”—to all of our beloved readers. What are you waiting for? Send me those photos!! Email one or two (or three) photos to: Alix [at] ModernKiddo.com
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