Over the years, I’ve done a combination of store-bought Halloween costumes with a few homemade ones. I still have the lion costume I made for my oldest son when he was 2. One year I made a great race car driver costume. Somehow, though, I’ve never gotten into Halloween costumes. I love decorating for Halloween, but the costumes, not so much. It’s time to reverse that trend!
When it comes to buying costumes, I’ve found some great deals on costumes for the 5T and under crowd at Old Navy. Very often, they’ll sell theirs for $5. These are well-made costumes, and very warm if you have a nippy Halloween. They also wash well. Our other retail resource for costumes has been Target which has them for $15 to $20.
In the meantime, here’s some Halloween costumes from years past.
2009: I put together a race car driver costume for my second son using clothes from Old Navy plus supplies from Michael’s. My daughter’s costume was borrowed from a neighbor, and my son in the middle is wearing an Old Navy costume.
We still talk about this particular Halloween. My 3rd son, in the middle, walked out of the house to go trick or treating and threw up all over his costume and the sidewalk.
Now that you’ve seen my old Halloween costumes, check out these mostly creepy vintage ones featured on Babble this week.