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Book Themed Halloween Costume: A Bad Case of the Stripes

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For final costume in this series, we went with our current favorite: Camilla Cream from A Bad of the Stripes by David Shannon. 
I cannot tell you how many times we have read this book. The spine is worn out already. 
I was going to be a lot more ambitious with this costume, but I decided to make it easy on myself. If I was doing this for Halloween, I would have added a rainbow striped shirt under the white tank top, and rainbow leggings. Those were a little hard to find at the moment, and since I was in the throws of moving states, I just painted her face. 
I wish I would have made sure I had orange and purple face paint instead of trying to mix colors... a friend suggested that I could have just used washable markers!

In the end, this was Georgia's most requested costume but we only did it this once. 

This whole process has been so fun for us! I am excited to have these to show Georgia in the future! Stay tuned for tomorrow as I will have a post with ALL the costumes in one place :)

Book Themed Halloween Costume: Coraline

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I'm gonna be honest, I could have done better on this costume. I could have found a wig that was a darker blue. I could have made or found a dragonfly hair clip. I could have made a button key to put around her neck. But the point of these costumes are to show what I can come up with with what I have, and this is what I had :) 

Maybe some freckles too? It probably doesn't help that Georgia has no idea who Coraline is. We are gonna save that book for when she's older than 3. Still, I think she looks cute. 

Book Character Halloween Costume: Pinkalicious

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Way back in the beginning of August, my 3 year old picked out our family's Halloween costumes. Before I knew it, I had bought two out of four of our costumes and the materials to make the other two... all before August 15. 
The thing is, we LOVE to dress up over here. My husband and I had a dress-up box before we ever even had kids. Once we had our costumes I thought "it's a real shame you can only dress up as one thing for Halloween..."
I was lamenting about this with my cousin who mentioned that she dresses up her kids as book characters every year. Suddenly, I had a million easy, low-cost ideas rolling through my head!

Thus began my mother-daughter(s) project of dressing up my kids like book characters and taking pictures of them. It has been something special for Georgia and I (and Ruthie whenever she joins in) to do together and she has yet to be anything less than excited when I mention "let's dress up like ________."

All of these costumes were made with what we already had or had one or two little things added. 

First up: Pinkalicious

Georgia got this book for her birthday and LOVES how many times it says the word pink. We read it all the time. This costume was easy for us only because Georgia's favorite color is pink and we have a lot of it. 
If you don't like Halloween, or don't have a lot of money to spend on elaborate costumes, this would make a good option for your little girl :)

Stay tuned- I have like 12 of these costumes coming up ;)

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Cat in the Hat
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Fern of Charlotte's Web
The Paper Bag Princess
Fancy Nancy
Emily Elizabeth