Annual Halloween Costume Link-Up

by jessicaturner on November 4, 2013

Halloween Costume Link Up
Did y’all have as much fun on Halloween as we did?

Trick-or-treating was postponed until Friday, November 1 because of awful rain and winds on the 31st. We carved pumpkins on the 31st and still had a great night. I came home from work a bit early on Friday so we could all get decked out in our Red Riding Hood gear.
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This was our first time doing a family theme and it was SO much fun. Matthew was the woodcutter, Elias was the wolf, Adeline was Red Riding Hood and I was the grandma.

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I followed this tutorial for Elias’s costume. The grey sweatshirt and sweat pants were from Wal-Mart. The tail was formed by cutting a leg off an extra pair of sweats, stuffing it and sewing it to the back of the pants. All of the felt elements were attached using stitch witchery.  You can find the pattern for the mask on Etsy.

Wolf1Elias LOVED being the wolf and pretending to scare everyone.

wood cutter and wolf from red riding hoodI bought Matthew’s flannel at Goodwill and made Matthew’s ax using a painted wrapping paper tube and a cut piece of cardboard. (I simply hot glued the blade to the tube.)

Red Riding Hood and grandma costumesI bought Adeline’s dress on Zulily and made her a long cape. The cape was a bit trial and error – I loosely followed this pattern, but made some adjustments on the fly.

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In typical 2-year-old fashion, she didn’t like having the hood up, so we only got a few photos with it up. At least she didn’t mind it hanging down her back. :)

I found a wig on Amazon, glasses at The Dollar Tree and borrowed a nightgown from my grandma to complete my Granny look.

Red Riding Hood, Wolf and GrandmaI love these two so much.

trick or treating with red riding hood and wolfWe trick-or-treated for about an hour and a half. Our friends the Behms joined us and the kids loved having Hannah (Snow White) with us (despite Adeline’s annoyed face – she didn’t want to sit for a photo!).

Red Riding Hood, wolf and snow whiteIt was a Halloween to remember!

Now it’s time for you to link-up your cute Halloween posts. Please use the linky below to link directly to your Halloween post on your blog. Also, please link back to The Mom Creative so others can join the fun. I can’t wait to see all your cute costumes!



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Glamamom November 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

You guys are adorable! Too much cuteness in one link up!

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I am LOVING all the cuteness in this link-up. Your family was adorable.

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McKinney Mommas November 4, 2013 at 7:21 am

Totally awesome costumes. I love that the WHOLE family got into it. And your DIY costumes are really great, not cheesy like some end up looking at all :-)

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Yes, I am not a fan of cheesy! Thank you!

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Debbie November 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

Loved seeing other posts too…what a great idea to put this up !! Hugs

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Thanks! I love the creativity of this community. xo

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Mandy November 4, 2013 at 8:54 am

What a great family costume!! You all look wonderful.

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Kristin November 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

You guys are too cute! It was a Disney Halloween at our house! :)

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I’m sure we will have one of those in the years to come. :)

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yin November 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

Oh my you guys are sooo cute!! Loved your idea and outfits!!

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

You are too sweet. Thanks so much. What did we do before Pinterest!?

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Sadie Schuck November 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

Jessica, I love these darling and creative costumes! These photos make me excited to the Halloween when I have children someday!

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Sami Cone November 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

You outdid yourself this year, Jess!

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jessicaturner November 4, 2013 at 5:55 pm

So did you! Thank you! :)

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Kate @ The Shopping Mama November 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Ah-dorable! Your costumes are fabulous, Jessica!

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Cerise November 4, 2013 at 6:45 pm

What amazing family costumes. I love them all. That wolf suit is adorable.
Love that Halloween was postponed until Friday. The sun came out just in time for us to have a dry Halloween. I’m not sure what we would have done if it were raining.

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Christy November 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

Your family is seriously cute! I love the costumes.

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Kacia November 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

You guys are seriously the cutest — I still need to work up to the entire family theme — I am not there yet! but want to be! :)

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