Do you dress up with your kids on Halloween? I might throw on a jeweled masquerade eye mask or plastic tiara. One day, though, I’d love to be the type of mom who goes all out and makes a family Halloween costume for us to wear together.
It would become a yearly tradition. We’d brainstorm costume ideas as a family, then wear our handmade creations while trick-or-treating around the neighborhood and attending Halloween parties with all of our (costumed) best friends and their young children.
Doesn’t that sound idyllic? Of course, first I’d need to learn how to sew.
If you’re looking for last-minute family Halloween costumes (and you know how to sew), you must check out Katie’s amazing DIY tutorials on A Beautiful Mess. This year, Katie chose a Pinocchio-themed costume for her family. She’ll be the Blue Fairy, her husband will be Geppetto, and her two daughters will dress up as Pinocchio and Figaro the cat.
Last year, her family went as Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. They all look cozy and adorable! And the previous year they went as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, complete with oversized paper mache bear heads. Super cool but kind of frightening at the same time, right? I can’t believe Katie’s youngest daughter, little Goldilocks, wasn’t scared of her parents and sister!
You can find all three family Halloween costume tutorials on A Beautiful Mess. And then hop over to Katie’s blog, Skunkboy, for more photos of her beautiful family.
Have you ever dressed up as a family for Halloween? Is it something you could see yourself doing in the future?
(photos via A Beautiful Mess)