and carve them!
which brings us to... the costumes!
B wanted to be dorothy (i suspect she was just aiming for the sparkly red shoes), and spent most of october asking me every day, "is my dress done yet?" (note: it was finally started and finished on october 29, just in time for an october 30 school halloween parade.) after i picked up a reasonably priced cheetah headband/tail set, K's fascination with all things animal print made for quick agreement to my "you should be a cheetah" suggestion.
the top-to-bottom costume details (or, how to make your children this incredibly adorable):
hair: braids by mama.
dress: handmade. maggie mae pattern by shwin designs in robert kaufman gingham and moda bella solids (from sewn studio) with added suspender-style straps to mimic original dress.
staying warm: two long-sleeved shirts, tights, jeans, and two pair of socks underneath.
shoes: red and sparkly from the dress-up bin.
accessories: basket with toto from target.
face: eye-liner whiskers, drawn by mama.
dress: cheetah print dress from target.
leggings: clearance pants from loft made into kiddo legging with the iris pattern from green bee patterns.
staying warm: two long-sleeved shirts, tights, and two pair of socks underneath.
accessories: cheetah headband and tail from target.
it was a chilly evening, so we were all wearing gloves and hats by the end of our trick-or-treating, but a nice cup of hot chocolate warmed us right up when we got home. i hope your halloween was every bit as lovely as ours!