I remember my mom saying once “You just aren’t crafty Julie” and it’s true. First off, I am not a perfectionist, or even a “get it close to perfect” kind of person. I add the extra scoop of icing on the cake, even if it throws off the design, and I can’t even conceptualize HOW people sew things together.
Which is why Halloween is often my “most dreaded” event. We never had fab costumes when we were growing up, my parents not wanting to spend the money, and us having zero “craft-a-bility”. But I always wanted it to be fabulous, and extravagant, or at least have a costume you could recognize what it was.
So, this year my daughter came to me BEGGING for a costume. She is 12, turning 13 in December and according to her rules, this is her last “legal” year to trick-or-treat. She brainstormed with her besties and they decided they wanted to be Ghostbusters, female empowerment for the WIN!
We googled pictures, and it didn’t look too difficult, and since the movie was a hit, I was hoping that our local Value Village would have a few packages of “new” Ghostbusters costumes (basically coveralls)
We popped in to check out the HUGE selection of costumes, from princess, to bananas, Ninjas, to historic costumes; they had everything.
And while there were no coveralls that day (they are a hot item), we did find the perfect thrifted items to make her costume.
Check out how we “crafted” up 3 SUPER easy Ghostbuster 2016 costumes.
I think they turned out pretty well, and all thanks to ValueVillage. A simple grey shirt and pants, with a custom made utility belt, and black rubber boots turned into the costume my daughter was hoping for. Apparently this trio of girls feel pretty confident they will win their schools costume contest as well!
Pretty big deal for me, the non crafter! And kind of awesome to make my daughters last trick-or-treat a special one! I think she looks pretty happy.
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