It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Guyyyysssss, it’s Halloween! You all probably thought I was talking about Christmas, but nope! I LOVE Halloween so, so much! The costume-designing, the dressing up, the decorating, the movie-watching, the pumpkin-carving, the trick-or-treating, the candy-eating, oh my! And it totally beats Christmas because you get the holiday fun but don’t have to focus on the “gift-giving” aspect, which can be so draining (you know, trying not to buy too much, or trying to find the one thing that they really want, or trying to be creative and original for EVERY person in your family…I like a challenge, but Christmas can be just a little stressful sometimes).
For Halloween, you JUST get to have fun. It’s literally impossible NOT to enjoy this spooktacular holiday!
My favorite thing to do before my son was born was to pick out weird, obscure, or unique ideas/characters to be for Halloween. This was probably the most fun costume I ever came up with:
I was also Queen Sara one year (King Friday the XIII’s wife from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) and Mary Poppins another year. And since my son was born, this has gotten even more fun because we get to come up with family-themed Halloween costume ideas! For my son’s first Halloween in 2015, we dressed up as Pikachu, Ash Ketchum, and Misty from Pokémon (we were one year ahead of the Pokémon GO rage, #nobigdeal). Last year, my son was Willy Wonka and my husband and I were oompa loompas. This year my son is going to be Darth Vader, I’m going to be Princess Leia (NOT in a bikini), and my husband is going to be Luke Skywalker.
We just LOVE themed costumes!
Okay, enough about me. I wanted to share some family-themed Halloween costume ideas with you (in case you’re SUPER into Halloween like I am)! I love costumes that you can cobble together with things around the house, cheap thrift store purchases, and minimal dollars spent.