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Store Bought or Homemade Halloween Costumes

Do You Make or Buy Your Kids' Halloween Costumes?

One day it's a clown and the next it's a character from the hit movie of the season. With each turn of the calendar page, kids seem to have a different idea of what they want to dress up as for Halloween. Growing up, my mom, grandmother and aunts would take our costume requests and fashion them from scratch.

Today, many mothers forgo sewing machines in favor of store-bought costumes that come complete with every bell and whistle needed to help lil ones achieve the look they want. By heading to the store, parents can address their children's last minute changes.

Do you prefer homemade or store-bought costumes?

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Sarana Sarana 7 years
My mom always made mine, I wish I could do the same for my children but I can't sew.
NNMommy NNMommy 7 years
My daughter is always a Disney princess so I just head to the store. I wish I could make them but my sewing skills are severally lacking.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
I buy her costumes because I suck at making them.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
My mom always made mine. I made one for my son this year, his 4th Halloween. It took me 4 hours and 40 dollars and I was damn proud of myself. He tried it on as soon as I was finished, looked in the mirror and said "I HATE costumes!!" He was the one that asked for it! I laughed so hard I was crying. Oh well.
Moms Moms 7 years
I LOVE homemade costumes, but have no sewing skills so sadly my kids get the purchased variety.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I will probably buy them becuase i don't know how to sew. My cousin makes her sons and they are always really gorgeous. She made him a superman costume right before he turned two and it was so cute! lol.
babysugar babysugar 7 years
My mom always made mine and I would love to do the same for my kids but I have a feeling we'll be doing store bought until I can find the time to sit at my sewing machine. The stores make it hard to resist with such affordable and cute options!
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
Mine were store bought but with a homemade appeal. My mom would scrounge around second-hand stores for clothing items she could use to make costumes. One year she bought a wedding dress for $10. I made a paper mache bouquet and voila! Another year she bought up the entire city's supply of buttons, I swear (the ones with slogans) and she pinned them to every inch of a jogging suit my brother wore. It was actually kind of cool if not awkward to sit in.
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