It’s almost Halloween – are you ready?

 

Easy Last Minute Snowy Owl Costume via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

 

 

I have SUPER EASY, and ADORABLE last-minute snowy owl costume idea for you… if you’re looking.

A few years ago, Trevor and Molly both were going for a Harry Potter look, and I made them {with my VERY limited sewing skills} black cloaks and burgundy and gold striped scarves. Molly was an adorable Hermione and Trevor, who abhorred the scar I drew, decided to tease up his hair and paint “smoke” all over his face to resemble the unfortunate Seamus Finnegan. Gryffindor was represented.

But what were we to do with the cute little two year old tagalong?

On a stroke of inspiration, I pulled out an old white sweatshirt, some grey leggings, and a white knit hat. We always have tons of felt on hand, so I cut out circles for eyes and a triangle for a beak and hot-glued it to the hat.

A quick run to Hobby Lobby resulted in two $2.00 white feather boas. When I got home I hot-glued feathers from the boa all over the shirt and stuck a few on the hat.

Little Hedwig – in our snowy owl costume – stole the hearts of everyone in the neighborhood, and I scored major cool mom points.

 

Easy Last Minute Snowy Owl Costume via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

 

Since then, we’ve collected several large bins full of dress-up clothes and Halloween costumes by visiting Target and Walmart during the first and second weeks of November, so I don’t spend a lot of time or money buying or making costumes anymore. They wear these all year long and share with the neighbors by putting on plays, parades, and other shows.

This year, we’re raiding the over-flowing costume trunk and Trevor is going out as a ninja, Molly as Rapunzel, and Logan as Supergirl. Isaac will be adorable in the Mickey Mouse costume Trevor wore when he was a baby.

What about you? Do you make or buy your kinds new costumes every year?

 

 

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