Back in September, we watched The Wizard of Oz as a family (it’s on Amazon Prime!) and the girls were instantly hooked. Almost instantly we all started planning our Halloween costumes around the classic film–and although it’s been a favorite movie of mine my entire life–this was the first time I was one of the characters for Halloween. It turned out to be the perfect family costume–we even got Willow in on the fun!
Willow as the wicked witch (here’s a link to her costume), Chris as the Tin Man, Greta as Dorothy, Polly as the Cowardly Lion, Faye as Glinda and Me as the Scarecrow.
When we went to our community Halloween bash on Saturday, Chris as the Tin Man definitely got the most attention, for good reason! But, the best part of this costume was how incredibly easy it was. I know that a Tin Man costume generally involves a big silver barrel around your trunk, but Chris had a gray suit and gray button up and I knew that would make for a classy Tin Man just the same. I bought this heart on a chain and this Tin Man Mask that wraps around his entire head (we used duct tape to secure the back)–which felt a lot easier than painting his entire head silver.
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I grew up always making my costume, so I find a lot of fun in hunting for a Halloween costume in my own closet. Saturday morning, I did just that! I paired my mustard pants with Chris’s olive green zip up hoodie for the base. I cinched my waist with a belt, tied a camel-color scarf around my neck for a hay vibe and clipped in my old blonde extensions right on top of my head to further the straw feel. Boots and a hat and I was set. Of course, the make-up really helped drive the scarecrow look home.
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The girls costumes I bought. Although we did end up just spray-painting some old shoes red for Greta and paired them with light blue socks–just like the movie. Because it’s already chilly here, I did the ultimate mom move and made them layer long sleeves under their dresses. Fortunately Polly’s (lion) costume was nice and warm for her. It came with paws (I didn’t make her wear) and shoe covers which was nice.
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Happy Halloween and stay safe this week! I always stay home and pass out candy while Chris brings the girls trick-or-treating. We order pizza and invite our friends that live out in the country to come over for dinner and trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, that’s very happening on the big night. We usually get around 200 kids. What are you being for Halloween this year? Who passes out the candy in your home?
Ps. Want to see our family costumes of Halloween past?
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