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halloween 2009

When my kids were little, I could always talk them into the Halloween costumes I wanted (which usually involved a cute part for Dad to play as well). But they're getting older, and who knew a 3 year old and 5 year old whould have such strong opinions! So although they already dressed up as Peter Pan a few years back, the kids had their hearts set on being characters from Peter Pan yet again. And the characters they chose made both my husband and I laugh. C wanted to be the crocodile, and Bee wanted to be Captain Hook. How could I object?

Luckily we still had a set of green pajamas that C could wear for his crocodile costume. Props to my husband for engineering the crocodile mouth, we always work on these costumes together and to be honest, he's really the brains behind the operation. The stuffed snout has a wire hanger sewn inside and is attached to a baseball cap so C could wear it like a hat. Add some crocodile eyes and some teeth, and you're all set.

For Bee's Captain Hook costume, we already had the perfect red coat and the black wig (from when her dad was Captain Hook). I turned her pink pajama pants inside out, added a feather to a pirate hat, and fashioned a belt out of felt to house her sword. Bee spent the night yelling things like "Wendy! Walk the plank!" or "I'll get that Peter Pan!" and correcting people who called her a pirate, "Um, I'm not just a pirate, I'm Captain Hook!" For Bee, Halloween is very serious business.

Another Halloween come and gone. Last night the kids were already brainstorming costumes for next year. "I'll be Willy Wonka and you can be Charlie!" "You be James and I'll be the Giant Peach!" I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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love them both! Very creative crocodile costume--bravo!

11.5.2009 | Unregistered Commenterabbie

sad that Dad can't play along :( SUPER CUTE costumes tho!!

11.8.2009 | Unregistered Commentertiffany.

Just for the record, Dad is more than happy to play along. I just haven't been able to find costumes that work with what the kids want to be.. it was much easier when I could talk them into the costumes I wanted them to be!

11.8.2009 | Registered CommenterBrooke

where do you get that large of sheets of felt?

11.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlana

Hi Lana,

You can usually find felt in bolts, like fabric, at big fabric or craft stores. The color choices are not always the greatest, but call around to shops in your area and I'm sure someone will have it. Wool felt is the best, but sometimes when I need to buy a lot or its being used for a costume I use the cheaper stuff!

11.10.2009 | Registered CommenterBrooke

Thanks for this awesome post. It is extremely helpful for me. Would you mind updating your blog with more information

07.1.2016 | Unregistered CommenterHyaluronic Acid

This article is very interesting, I like it. I will always come to visit after.I would recommend to friends more.

07.14.2016 | Unregistered CommenterHyaluronic Acid

Hi! I was just wondering if you had a "how to" or any references for how you made the crocodile costume. Love it! Thanks!

10.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSonya

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