I'm not sure if we're going to dress B up this year as we will be camping with the family & there won't be many people to see him in all his first-costume-glory. On the other hand, I feel like the making of costumes is like a rite of passage in motherhood - my mom made the best costumes. We were like her four little crazy fashion designers & she was the seamstress who was supposed to make our dreams through her sewing machine. Just a few that I remember are lobster, ladybug, tiger, cat, zebra, Sara from the Little Princess, and one that was pretty awesome, but that I was not so grateful for...
The Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone! She even embroidered the words "Dairy Queen" around the top of the cone. That's how good my mom is. And notice that my head is the cherry on top. Why am I not smiling in this photo & beaming with pride over the talent of my amazing mother? Because when we got to the harvest party at church I was surrounded by cheerleaders to my right, little dutch girls to my left & more cats & princesses than I could count. I felt...not cute & not girly at all. So then of course it was all my mom's fault even though I am sure I said "I want to be a Dairy Queen soft serve cone" & she went to the ends of the earth to make that happen for me.
Anyway, moral of the story is I was not thankful for my mother's talents all the time, but she was/is so talented & I want to be that for my kids too.
I was looking through an old Martha Stewart Baby & saw this blue bird costume. So cute!
Looks pretty easy & he already has a blue hat like that, so we'll see. This may be the only year I get to pick what he dresses up as considering how particular I was about my own costumes as a kid. What was your favorite costume & what was your "bad idea that seemed so good at the time" one? Like my ice cream cone. I would love to hear!