ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Happy {Almost} Halloween Tulle You: DIY Costumes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy {Almost} Halloween Tulle You: DIY Costumes

Disclosure: The following post was sponsored by Hub Network through their partnership with Circle of Moms.  While I was compensated to write this post about Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest, all opinions are my own.

It will be here before we know it! 

Do your children get into costume?  Are you a DIY family or do you love choosing a favorite character off the racks at the store?  While in many school settings students are not allowed to come to school in costume and/or are required to choose a character from a book, dressing up is still a very exciting part of our October traditions!
Growing up a big part of the Halloween fun for our family was brainstorming costumes, digging through the dress up box for the perfect pieces, and making ourselves into clever characters for the big night of trick or treat!  I will admit there have been years I've relied on the generic end of season clearance costumes that fill our dress up boxes to outfit our four for Halloween. However, our favorite costumes are always the ones we spent time creating together.  Our extended family gets into the homemade dress up spirit too and some of their costume ideas are pictured below as well. 
In the past four years my daughter has been Abby Cadabby, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, and Super Woman.  Each of these costumes would not have been complete without a fluffy, over the top skirt made of tulle.  To encourage your creative juices in preparation for this Halloween I have rounded up the tulle-inspired costumes created by members of our family.


Cookie Monster

Snow White


A pretty peacock
Super Woman
(This is actually a wreath, but there has to be a creative soul out there that would love to figure out how to turn this into a timely Despicable Me costume!)

This season, Hub Network is hosting Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash Costume Contest.  They are searching the U.S. for the spookiest, silliest, and most inventive costumes.  Submit your one of a kind costume ideas for a chance to win a prize valued at $25,000.
Show Hub Network your best costume by registering before 9/29.  Each entry must be a unique creation.  One winner from each state will be flown to L.A. to appear in The Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash!  Martha Stewart, the Halloween Expert herself, will appear as a judge at the Hub Network's Halloween Bash.
Here at ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative we are sure we have the most inventive readers in the blog world and we can not wait to see what spooky, silly, creative costumes you come up with this year! 

Disclaimer: My crafty cousin in costume crime, of Justine's Crafty Creations, has put together several of these tulle costumes and modeled them on her sweet triplets!


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