Halloween Costumes: my favorites for 2007
Each year I start shopping for costumes in mid-October and then end up at the party supply store buying whatever’s left and spending a million dollars on it. This year I will likely do the same thing but I will have looked at all the options before I spend a million dollars on costumes for the kids which doesn’t really do anything for me. That’s the thing about older kids, no diapers or 2 am feedings but you lose the ability to dress them in whatever you want.
I thought I’d share the best costumes I found this year while shopping and maybe you can buy one for your little person and think fondly of me as I put my son into a polyester Licensed Character Costume.
I literally offered my son a billion dollars if he would wear this banana costume. There’s something so funny about a walking talking banana. In fact I can’t believe a walking talking banana doesn’t have his own show on NBC yet. Even telling him he could be the Peanut Butter Jelly Time guy didn’t work.
Okay fine you don’t want to be a banana, how about Moses? What little kid doesn’t dream of dressing up as Moses for Halloween? Apparently mine doesn’t.
I was a huge fan of sibling related costumes before my kids developed ‘free will’. I would love to see a little boy as Yoda and his baby sister as Princess Leia. Even funnier? Dress the entire family as Princess Leia, including the dog.
This toddler Wonder Woman costume is handmade and so cute. It sort of makes me feel a bit jealous, I mean I had to make do with my Underoos.
I love this toasty warm pizza bunting costume. I wonder if it’s warm enough for your baby to wear all winter?
Another cute bunting costume for baby’s first halloween is this little little goldfish. It’s so cute it almost makes my cold heartless ovaries ache for a baby. But then not.
I love this kangaroo costume, probably because my son has an elaborate story he likes to tell me about how he was actually born to a kangaroo in Australia. Or maybe I just like it because it’s cute and I haven’t seen a knock off yet.
Do you remember the Wheaties box with Mary Lou Retton on it? I remember being so impressed and thinking for a moment how I’d like to succeed as an athlete enough to be on a Wheaties box. But then I remembered I don’t like sweating very much. I may have to get the adult version of this costume. Hilarious.
I know a shark isn’t the cuddliest creature and most babies don’t look particularly ferocious but I still smile every time I see this costume. I think it’s all that padding and the way it transforms your child into a big foam pyramid.
I’ve got a few more Halloween posts I’ll be rolling out in the next few weeks (things like DIY costumes and The Worst Costumes For Kids….I can’t wait for that one, remember the harlot witch from last year?) to help you get inspired for this holiday.
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– What not to wear this Halloween
– More DIY Costumes (2007)
– Best Halloween Children’s Costumes 2006
– Best DIY ideas for Halloween costumes (from 2006)
– Best Halloween Trick or Treating Bags, Masks and Costumes
– Best Halloween Cookies & Crafts
– Best Children’s Halloween Books