Last year it was at our house, but this year all the families pitched in to rent the clubhouse in our area. It ended up being super duper cheap, and it didn’t stress anyone out to have it at their house. Some of the kids are older and entertain the younger ones with activities. With everyone bringing lots of food to share, it ended up being easy and enjoyable.
While browsing online “couple” Halloween costumes and sifting through the ones-you-know-that-I’m-talking-about-that-you-don’t-wear-in-public, we saw THIS on Amazon and went from there.
I used THIS shower cap tutorial as a guide to sew the night cap out of a thrifted shirt, adding a few inches of elastic so it would fit a man’s head. I bought 1/4 yard of fur to shape into wolf ears and sewed those onto the shower cap. I used the leftover piece to make a tail that Dillon just stuffed down his pants (you can’t see it in the pictures though—bummer).
Dillon bought the teeth at Halloween City on sale and added one of my robes given me from my mother-in-law, my pajama bottoms, and his slippers. I told him I wasn’t happy with the fact that he fit into my pants. But once I saw how tight they were, I got over it.
He’s such a good sport ;). I didn’t even ask him to ham it up for the pictures, but he delivered!
Little Red Riding Hood Costume:
While I took the kids’ pictures and since we were heading straight to our party after pics, I had C take a couple while I was dressed and in the woods. I wish Dillon had been with us, but he had to work until just before the party. So that’s why my pictures are in the woods and his are not.
I found the basket and shoes at the thrift store, and just looked at pictures of Little Red Riding Hood costumes online to make the cummerbund thing (not sure really what else to call it). I secured that with velcro, slanting one of the strips of velcro so that it fit better around my waist.
The dress may be familiar from when I did the Sewing Through the Decades series. Details on the dress are posted HERE. I did make a little petticoat slip with some petticoat tulle to go under the dress so it stuck out more.
And there you have it! Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf costumes—pretty easy! And I laughed out loud after putting these pictures on the computer and seeing all the faces Dillon was pulling.
I hope your Halloween was great! My kids had a BLAST and looked so cute running from house to house with their capes flying behind them. My favorite was hearing them yell “Happy Halloween!!!” as they ran to the next house.