It’s a Halloween Giveaway!

*Paperless Post has gifted me with some coins (credits) to try out their products. All opinions are my own and I only write about things I would use in real life anyway…

It’s almost October and that means it’s almost Hallllloooowweeeeeeeen! And Halloween means it’s time to start thinking about costumes. And costumes mean it’s time to get creative and start sewing! I think that’s the best part. Sewing costumes.

We started sibling costumes with “The Strong Boy” and “The Incredible Bearded Baby” the very first Halloween for Girl.

There was little sewing the year both kids were “flying.” E was a rocket guy and Girly was an airplane. Not a pilot (even though she had little aviator goggles she wasn’t wearing for this picture), but the actual airplane.

Daft Punk came a few years later when we discovered EL Wire. I really set the bar too high too early because there was no topping that costume.

Halloween is our favorite holiday here. We’ve had many Halloween themed birthday parties in April and July (Frankenstein Bowling was one of my favorite themes the kiddos chose…) so we’re pretty pumped about anything spooky and creepy. Paperless Post offered me a few coins to try out their email cards and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to send some to our equally Halloween-thusiastic friends. If you’re the type of person to send e-vites or e-cards this is right up your alley. I’m TOTALLY the kind of person who signs Christmas cards and addressses the envelopes and then leaves the piles of cards on the counter because I forget to go to the post office to buy stamps…

Paperless Post has greeting cards to send just because and invitations to send before a party that you can customize and make your own. Girly’s GS troop is having a party on November 1st this year so I was able to send Dia de los Muertes themed invites to everyone. Which is fantastic because she decided to use her outfit for that party as her Halloween costume too! I can’t wait to show you guys her Catrina Doll outfit! We’re really embracing living adjacent to the Southwest right now; her school has a Dia de los Muertos celebration as a chance to watch Ballet Folklorico, decorate sugar skulls and learn that it’s not just “another Halloween.”

I’ve found myself dropping small things like sending out cards and invites because, even though the kids are in school now, I so busy and things just don’t get done. This is a great solution. The designs are fantastic and it’s so quick and easy to do. You can even post on social media. I’d much rather spend my time sewing than addressing cards.

What are you or your littles going to be for Halloween?

Are you a DIY kind of person or do you like to buy costumes and move on to projects that you like to make better?

I want to give 2 of our sewists a head start on sewing their costumes by giving away 2 patterns. All you have to do is comment below describing your DIY costume(s) this year. The winners will be chosen at random on October 3rd at noon (MST).

13 thoughts on “It’s a Halloween Giveaway!”

  1. My son and I are both going to be mad scientists. I have a lot of tubes, and am going to fill them with colored water, and we are going to both wear lab coats and have wacky hair.

  2. My daughter wants to be a mermaid! So that will be a fun one to make. Haven’t decided on my 1 year old yet, whether to pick an animal or something that goes with my daughter’s theme.

  3. This year my kids are going as a Cowboy, A (girl) Pirate, and a garden gnome for my youngest daughter. Ironically enough, the Fjell Pattern is likely to make an appearance in their costumes as it has in the past 🙂 it is still a huge favorite for both my girls.

  4. I love those pics! So creative.
    My two kiddos (boy 3 and girl 2) want to be dragons this weekend. We just picked up the fabric for them today.

  5. I LOVE making custom costumes for my little and other kiddos! 2 comicons in a row, with LOADS of compliments on:
    1. baby yoda romper with hooded robe and an ACTUAL functioning battle-ready yoda sized light sabre
    2. freddie mercury’s drag wear from the music video “I WANT TO BREAK FREE” (2.5yo’s idea btw haha) and both were such a hit. Can’t wait to do more!

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