10 Tips for Choosing an Adult Halloween Costume

Yes, it’s THAT time of year again: The Season of the Witch, All Hallow’s Eve, Trick or Treat, the Night of Mischief and, most definitely (my eyes are bleeding), really age-inappropriate costumes.  ...more

Easy DIY No-Sew Alien Costume

I have found, in the past few years, that I have a ridiculous amount of fun crafting with duct tape. I couldn't give you any logical reason but, judging by the fact that there is an entire aisle of the stuff in my local supermarket, I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels that way....more

DIY Budget-Friendly Star Wars Halloween Costumes for the Family

Our costumes have always been homemade. The problem with homemade costumes when you're me is this: I have absolutely no sewing skills. Sure, I can re-affix a button to a shirt, but there have been several times my sweet, talented sister Jenny has attempted to teach me how to use a sewing machine and I've almost killed both of us. Multiple times. ...more
Lol thanks! Sadly only Noah will be wearing a Halloween costume this yearmore

7 steps to a thrift store Halloween costume

I love dressing up for Halloween. The more ridiculous, the better. I’ve been everything from Richard Simmons (I looked good with my drawn on chest hair), to a pregnant nun....more

12 Ways Halloween Has Changed Since We Were Kids

I have totally missed the Halloween boat, and my kids are going to be pissed. They know I missed the boat, because yesterday when they brought the mail up to the house, their little faces were scrunched up as they held back the tears. “What's wrong?" I asked, "Was there a dead animal in the mail box?” “No, mommy. You are late for Halloween! The Chasing Fireflies CHRISTMAS catalog is here and we still. don’t. have. costumes!” ...more
Hilarious! You mean people used to plan without Pinterest?more

Halloween on a Budget: Make Your Own Adorable Costumes (and Save a Ton!)

I'm a crafty girl, so of course, I always make my kids' Halloween costumes. But even if you don't have a crafty bone in your body, I know you can make a costume this year (or at least vow not to spend an ungodly amount of money on a crummy costume at the store, okay?). I'll show you how—keep reading! ...more

Why are Halloween costumes for girls/women so 'stripper like? Me no likey and neither did my girls

Halloween and overly sexualized costumesLast Year my youngest daughter was a zombie.This year she found a great 'underwater' looking long dress and painted her face herself to be a 'water nymph'.  (Age 10).She had a blast.My older daughter physically shuddered at some of the costumes in the stores this year (She's 11).Mom - am I seriously supposed to wear that??...more

Average Jane's Halloween

I've finally reached the age where my desire to participate in Halloween activities has certain limits. For example, I'm fine with parties but I don't want to wear a costume at work or anywhere else in public. I'll buy candy for trick or treaters at my office and in my neighborhood, but I don't want to cook anything with a Halloween theme.This year with Halloween falling on Thursday, Saturday was the big party day. My band had a gig at a bar that was having a costume party, so we all dressed in costumes as well....more
Heh. I love the dog sweater. :)more

I Love Halloween!

I adore Halloween, and I seem to just see a lot of posts about people who don't like halloween.  And, don't get me wrong -- there is plenty to NOT like about Halloween -- the excess of Candy, and the pursuit of the excess of candy.  The gross and disgusting costumes.  How girls are sexualized so darn early with those gross costumes.  The dark and how some people really like tricking more than treats.  Those are all gross things.  Don't even get me started on the spirit store... Read more at www.hillyut.blogspot.com ! ...more