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Old 09-09-2008, 07:36 AM   #21
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Yeah, so, what's your point?

My kids liked the improvised costumes; ghost, pirate, clown, politician.


My kids also liked the homemade costumes but I really lacked in the sewing department so sometimes they were pitiful but I guess to my kids they were great . One time I made a wizard costume and when we went to a hawoleen parade the costumes made by the other mother's were fabulous .One family had all their kids in Star Wars costumes that rivaled the real costumes .
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:23 AM   #22
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I'm eagerly awaiting my Christmas catalog from Victoria's Secret...
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Doesn't anybody make their kid's Halloween costumes anymore. No frugality here!
My sister and I always made our own costumes when we were kids. They weren't fancy but they did the job and we were happy with them.

I don't know why anyone sees the need to purchase the plastic junk they sell in stores. It doesn't take a lot of time or effort to come up with, say, a farmer's outfit or a soldier's or policeman's uniform.
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My kids also liked the homemade costumes but I really lacked in the sewing department so sometimes they were pitiful but I guess to my kids they were great . One time I made a wizard costume and when we went to a hawoleen parade the costumes made by the other mother's were fabulous .One family had all their kids in Star Wars costumes that rivaled the real costumes .
I made my daughter's costumes...which usually amounted to just a big rectangle of fabric, tied with a fabric at the waist. Very simple when you just add a purchased hat and a little make up to complete the outfit.

I think it's a competition for the mothers not the kids, when it comes to elaborate costumes. We women CAN be pretty competitive and petty when it comes to who can outdo the other. Same competition when it comes to cooking and baking too....trying to out do each other.
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Nah I wont do it.
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Amazon does have some nifty 'adult' costumes...

Amazon.com: Naughty Down for the Count Halloween Costume for Adults: Apparel
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My son is still wearing the fireman costume we got him for Halloween last year every single day.
I'm hearing your frustration -- just tell him it's your turn now.
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Nah, I'm going as a naughty nurse. Umm...for Halloween!
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Here you go HFWR. Knock yourself out. Doesn't always load the first time so keep trying.

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Are you going to wear something from there on Halloween?

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You will shave your legs first....right?
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Who says I dont do that regularly?
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Are you going to wear something from there on Halloween?

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Nah, I thought I'd wear something different this year...
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Our local Sams Club has had Halloween stuff out for several weeks now - maybe a month.

We were there yesterday & noticed they had already pulled most of it & had Xmas stuff out already!!!!
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silly little me has been dressing up for halloween since i was a kid. i've only missed 2 years so far.

homemade costumes are always the best for us big kids. the salvation army is THE place to get retro or wild patterned or totally tacky clothes. and then modify them as needed.

wanna have some real fun? get dressed up and go reverse trick or treating - you bring the candy and go visit friends at w*rk or hospitals or nursing homes or your doctor's office. get the kids involved too.

good clean fun!
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