When Did youngsters costumes get So Intense?

Flora Deer costume ($95) from the PinkPompon etsy shop
OK, so, Halloween is just around the corner, as well as as always holidays have a method of sneaking up on me (says the woman who’s shopped for Christmas provides on December 24th many, many times). I’d be overjoyed to be able to cross whatever off my Halloween to-do listing early, so I’ve been hunting for Halloween costumes for Connor (and Tabs as well as myself, too!) since last week.

Searching for “toddler woman costumes” on etsy has me believing about youngsters costumes… Seriously, when did they get so intense? My very first costume, which I used one year in kindergarten, was huge Bird, as well as it was a plastic body sheath with a plastic mask that had holes in it for the eyes, nose as well as mouth (I have vivid memories of barely being able to breathe in it, however you do what you gotta do for free candy, ya know?). It was simple, affordable as well as effective. as well as memorable.


Now, though, there are youngsters costumes that look in shape for a Broadway play, such as this bit woman in her Audrey Hepburn breakfast at Tiffanys getup…

Audrey Hepburn Dress, $69.99, from the AllDressedUpCouture etsy shop
ΟΥΑΟΥ! All that tulle… as well as the accessories! Wasn’t Holly Golightly a “lady of the night”?? never mind — that’s a whole ‘nother post.

While I can’t reject that these costumes look super cute, I can’t assist however wonder… When did youngsters costumes get so complicated? Ω! — as well as pricey? A great deal of the cuter ones on etsy are upwards of $80.


Cats & makeup Sweatshirt ??

$ 42

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Girls Flamingo Tutu Halloween costume ($83) from TheWishingElephant etsy shop
Elsa gown Disney princess costume ($230) from the YaffieDreams etsy shop

I keep asking Connor what she wishes to gown up as, however she’s only two-and-a-half, so she states indeed to everything.

Me: “Wanna gown up as a Warriors basketball player?”

Connor: “OK.”

Me: “How about a ballerina?”

Connor: “OK.”

Me: “What about, ya know, the actual Sarah Connor from The Terminator? That would be so meta!”

Connor: “OK.”

I feel like the window of time I have to push my Halloween costume program on her as well as gown her according to my whims is closing, which makes me almost want to spend a bit more on a costume right now. Like, the regret I feel in my bones is so deep for discovering this Sophia Petrillo costume as well as this aerobics trainer costume right now. chunky infant Connor would’ve killed it.

Grandma costume ($49.99) from the SerafinaCreations etsy shop
Girls 80’s Halloween costume ($36.99) from the SOUTHofURBANshop etsy shop
Rey Tutu gown as well as personnel ($83) from wingsnthings13 Etsy shop
As much as I like the concept of Connor dressing up as custom-made etsy ballerina Rey from star Wars, I like the concept of saving $$$ even more, so last weekend we went to a Spirit Halloween store at the shopping center as well as tried on a lot of costumes in the $20-30 ballpark.

Most got ruled out since they were either as well huge (the ’50s girl) or as well itchy (the queen of hearts costume).

In the end, we went with the emperor butterfly. ?

The wings as well as the tutu-like skirt sealed the deal. It was $34.99, however I likewise had a 20% off coupon, so score! (Side note: Spirit has some coupons that are valid on their website, too, including 20% off one item.)


What were your Halloween costumes like when you were a kid? Does one stand out?

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