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Last year Kye mentioned an idea of dressing up for Peter Pan this Halloween and all of us being characters from the movie. Duh. I LOVED the idea and jumped all over it! Thankfully, Kye isn’t one to change his mind about things and he still was excited for our costumes when Halloween actually rolled around πŸ™‚ 

In years past I usually have some sort of “DIY” aspect to our costumes. Especially with us doing a family themed one…I didn’t want to be spending a lot of money! This year I decided to buy Kye’s complete costume. I found it on Amazon for $25 and I bought it big so he can use it for play clothes for a couple years. I know Peter Pan would be a rather easy one to make myself but that hat intimidated me BIG TIME. I looked around to see about buying the hat on it’s own and all the ones I could find were over $15 so it just made sense to buy the whole thing. I also bought him a sword from Target for $1 that matched perfectly!

Britt’s I also ended up buying majority of (she. of course, was Tink!) I had a merchandise credit for the Disney Store because they had messed up an order awhile back. I had $25 and the costume was on sale for $30. Boom! Grabbed it πŸ˜‰ I found her wings at Target for $1. Since Kye had the sword I went ahead and bought her a little Tinkerbelle wand I saw at ToysRUs for $3. 

The thing I decided to make myself for Britt was the shoes. I thought I was being so clever and saving us money by making them but honestly? I learned that sometimes instead of “do it yourself” it should be “DON’T do it yourself.” I regretted not just spending the $10 from Disney Store for their shoes! At least the finished product did turn out decently cute! You can see how I made them here

To be honest, I cannot STAND Tinkerbelle. I’m a princess girl and have never understood the whole fairy appeal??? And have you seen Peter Pan? Tink is a brat! She’s jealous and tries to KILL Wendy. Um, not a good example for little girls! But my love for themed costumes won out and I have to say Britt made a pretty stinkin’ cute Tink!

The hat CRACKS me up! When I first put it on him he was like “it might not fit b/c my head is so big” Welcome to my world son πŸ˜‰

Tink: Always chasing Peter πŸ˜‰

Kye wanted Zach to be Captain Hook and I figured that would be a pretty easy costume for us to come up with! All I had to buy was the hat ($3 at Hobby Lobby) and then I also made the vest. I think Zach’s costume was my favorite! The vest was cheap and SO easy and I LOVE how it turned out!!! Plus the hat and hook were so goofy and he’s so tall that it was pretty awesome πŸ˜‰ You can see how to make the vest (no sewing involved!) here!

As for myself, Kye wanted me to be Wendy. I was a little nervous about finding something to wear but I went to Goodwill and found the PERFECT dress for $6! I wore my hair in a pony and stuck one of Britt’s black bows in it and I was good to go! 

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I REALLY love how our costumes turned out! I hope you do too b/c you’re going to see like 5 posts featuring them hahaha! Kye has already been brainstorming for next year and I really do hope my kids always enjoy the family themed idea. I think it’s fun to still get dressed up, even as an adult. I just love getting really into stuff and being hardcore about things…and I’m thankful Zach is the same way πŸ™‚

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Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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1 Comment

  1. ChelleyN
    December 9, 2013 / 4:00 am

    Oh no! Now I'm behind you on my blogging schedule, haha! Hopefully I'll get my Halloween post up this week ;).Your costumes looked GREAT! It's so funny to me how we were the exact same Peter Pan characters, but our costumes looked pretty different. You did a great job on the parts you DIY'd. Oh, and I think Tink is a total BRAT so I was reluctant to let Brianna dress like her. However, that was on the only way I could get her on board with our theme, so I gave in. Choose your battles, right? πŸ™‚

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