Mystery Costume – Who am I?

Mister Rogers Costume

This is a photo of my family’s Halloween costume.  My husband had shingles last Halloween so we had to postpone our dress up day.  Today, we went to a birthday party where costumes were encouraged so we pulled out our outfits.

Can any of you guess who we were?  $5 Amazon gift card to the first person to guess all three characters correctly.  No cheating (don’t Google for help) and none of my friends who were at the party today are eligible!  If ya’ll like it I’ll share more of the costume details with you later.

Halloween 2012: Minnie Mouse Photo Shoot

 Minnie Mouse Halloween Costume

This year my little girl dressed as Minnie Mouse!  {You can find the details of this DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween costume here.}


We didn’t actually take her trick-or-treating.


Pouting Halloween Baby

It was pretty chilly and I’m not a fan of the whole adults carrying babies and begging for candy for “them” thing.  Although had it been a little warmer I probably would have taken her out just to show her off.


Baby Crying

As it turns out she wasn’t too fond of getting her picture taken on Halloween.  In her defense we did spend 30 minutes wandering downtown among many strange looking tricker-treaters as we searched for the photography studio.  Once we found it we didn’t give her a chance to warm up to the place before sitting her in the floor and walking away.  Bad parents!


Minnie Mouse Halloween Costume

Her sad face did make for some cute pictures though.


Sitting Minnie Mouse Baby

She ended up calming down just slightly at the end when she was shown the candy inside the pumpkin.  Like mother, like daughter!

That’s all folks, another Halloween is in the books.  I hope you had a great time with your kids this year no matter how you chose to spend the 31st.  If you dressed up for trick-or-treating I would love to see your posts so feel free to link up in the comments!

Pictures are from White Rust Photography.

Oriental Trading: Halloween Costumes as Low as $2.29 Shipped! Today Only!!

Today only, October 8, 2012, Oriental Trading Company has a coupon code valid for FREE shipping on any size order when you enter the promo code WCE3628 at checkout.  Halloween costumes start as low as $2.29!  Here are a few of the cheap costumes I found in their Halloween Sale Section.


Pumpkin Costume

Pumpkin Child’s Costume on sale for only $2.29 shipped (reg. $14!)



Christmas Candy Costume

Christmas Candy Costume on sale for only $2.59 shipped (reg. $10.50!)



Bumble Bee Costume

Bumble Bee Child Girl’s Costume on sale for only $3.49 shipped (reg. $16!)



Here are a few of the adult costumes available:


Priest CostumePriest Adult Men’s Costume on sale for only $2.79 shipped (reg. $16!)



Queen of the Nile Costume

Queen of the Nile Adult Women’s Costume on sale for only $4.59 shipped (reg. $21!)


Woopie Cushion CostumeWoopie Cushion Adult Costume on sale for only $6.99 shipped (reg. $37!)


DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween Costume

I’ve been trying to think of a cute DIY Halloween costume for my little girl but I couldn’t think of what would work well for her.  I wanted a costume that wasn’t itchy, that she could wear again, and matched her sparking personality.  That’s not too much to ask right?  Finally it dawned on me when I was shoe shopping.  Shoe shopping can be a magical time!  I found the cutest little Minnie Mouse shoes for my sweetie {pictured below} and it was then that I was stuck on a Minnie Mouse costume.  I bought a monkey costume after Halloween last year for $3 to keep as back up in case I couldn’t find a great costume but it looks like I won’t be needing it!  Here are the pieces of my DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween Costume!  You’ll have to use your imagination to piece together the different items but I think you’ll get the idea. Go here to see my little Minnie Mouse all fully dressed up!

Minnie Mouse Ears Minnie Mouse Ears $4.99 + $4.99 Shipping on Amazon (Also at a local Birthday Express)   Super cute, right?  I think these will make a fun dress up accessory for later too!     Toddler Dress Sears’ Girl’s Dress Multi-tier Short Sleeve Dress – On sale for $22.00 (Originally $44)   I’ll probably throw a short black cardigan around her if it’s cool out.  I love that this is a dress that she can wear again and again.  Plus, it doesn’t have any of that itchy fabric that cheap Halloween costumes do!   Black Tights Amazon’s 3 Pack Tights for Baby – 1 White, 1 Black, & 1 Pink in size 9-18 months $5.99 (other sizes available)   Any black tights will do but I found these for a good price on Amazon.


Minnie Mouse Shoes

The shoes that started it all!  Disney Baby by Stride Rite Soft Motion Minnie Mouse $42.00   $42 is a bit much for a Halloween costume accessory so if you aren’t in need of an extra pair of shoes I’m sure any pink or black ones would look great too.   I might add a little black face paint on her nose too!  What do you think?  Would this be cute or am I letting the pink and polka dots cloud my judgment?