Now that hit to the wallet was hard enough, having to go to 3 different stores to find the right costume was stressful, but what really irritated me was the fact that a lot of the costumes on the shelves were things that did not exist.
My girls kept bringing me costumes that I had no idea what they were. Call me old fashioned but people should know who you are dressed up as. No one is going to guess "baterina". When we were kids we dressed up in the typical witch, angel, bride costumes. Or if we were feeling super sassy we would dress up as a famous pop star. (When my sister was about 5 she dressed up as Cyndi Lauper and it was amazing!), or a cartoon character. And our costumes were always put together with stuff we had at home and anything my Mom could make.
Next year when costume picking time comes around I am setting down a few rules for my kids.....
- you have to pick your costume before we head to the costume store.
- you have to be someone the average person will recognize.
What are the kids in your life dressing up as?
Do you buy or make costumes?