Tag Archives: costume

Knowing When to Give Up

27 Oct

Halloween Costume Parenting Pony Twilight Sparkle

I may be reserved and nice, but I’m also surprisingly stubborn. As in, so stubborn that my husband once joked I could have a C-section without anesthetics, if I got it in my head to do so.

Stubborn plus parenting doesn’t always mix, let me tell ya.

It’s been a bumpy road, but I’m slowing learning the art of knowing when to give up—and that it’s not always a bad thing.

Case in point…

For those of you who’ve been following my escapades for a while now (if so—thank you!), you know that my daughter’s Halloween costumes have been kind of a big deal.

It started when Szaba was a mere four months old. My mother-in-law, Sue, was coming to visit. Her cancer had taken a turn for the worse, and I wanted something to cheer us both up. So I asked Sue to come up with Szaba’s costume.

I only had one rule: something aspirational, no princess girly nonsense.

Sue came through in spades with an incredible Amelia Earhart costume.

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Strong Females in Literature Costumes: Carmen

31 Oct

Strong Females in Literature Costumes Year 1For my daughter’s first Halloween, Sue set the bar very high with Amelia Earhart.

Once the torch was handed to me, I continued the theme of Inspiring Women in History costumes. In 2011 there was Marie Curie, and the next year we finished the trio with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (Appropriately enough, it was an election year. And, yes, that was by design.)

In 2013, I wanted to somehow continue the tradition Sue started, but was ready to change my theme a bit.

How about… strong females in literature costumes?!

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Making Unicorns

28 Oct

P9210338Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was obsessed with unicorns. She wanted to wear unicorn clothes. She wanted to color unicorn pictures. She wanted to make up unicorn stories. She want to play unicorn games.

She wanted to BE a unicorn.

And through the magic of some leftover craft supplies and a parent’s obliging heart, she became one.

With this:

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Halloween Costume Ideas

21 Oct

PumpkinBabyAnyone else doing the Halloween scramble? Have no fear.

I’ve wrapped up all my previous posts on Halloween costume ideas into one handy reference.

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No-Sew Costume Wig

26 Oct
Madame Curie Outfit

Can’t sew? Little dough? Your costume remedy…

Need an easy (and impressive) finishing touch for that last-minute costume you’re pulling together?

Here’s a great solution if you:

Need a wig.

Can’t really sew (like me).

And don’t want to spend $40 on an itchy, ill-fitting travesty at a costume shop.

Pssst: As promised, if you want to see part three of Szaba’s inspiring women in history costume series, scroll to the bottom of this post.

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