September 18, 2013

Halloween Costumes ›

All Things Fall

Fall is a time of year some people absolutely love. Although some retailers would rather just skip it and jump right into Christmas/Hannukah season based on how much earlier they mark down and put away "Fall" Holiday decor and goodies to save room for stockings, trees, tinsel, ornaments, etc our Hipster Baby family still thinks Fall is a great season to partake in. Starbucks pumpkin spice latte fans now have a moniker PSL emblazoned on doors to let them know their special drinks are now in season. And wow lets not even talk about the general pumpkin fans out there going crazy over limited edition foods. But I bet you didn't know Thomas makes a pumpkin english muffin? All of these "traditions" for Fall are the many reasons I and so many others love to celebrate and enjoy this season- including cool weather, tailgating, and MLB Playoffs!  

I've joined the Fall craze on Pinterest finding the cutest versions of pumpkin carvings/paintings/embellishments, home decor, and the like but I think what I most look forward to is spending time curating up a Halloween costume for my son. So far he has been Yoda (and I Princess Lea), A Dwarf, and Charlie Brown (Snoopy and the obligatory red dog house included). I even had enough insight to plan the Christmas card last year around his costume because A Charlie Brown Christmas is oh so hipster and not something you see on everyone's family card. No offense to the traditionalists but our family likes to do things a little more unique than the average Joe. 


This year I found a great Firefighter Costume for our little guy. I realize its a typical boy costume but the few things I can tell you with certainty he loves includes: Fire Trucks, Construction, Landscaping, and Cleaning (I swear my boy is a real manly man but he has the cleaning gene!). Maybe next year we can be less atypical and more unique via the Construction or Landscaping theme but who knows if his current loves will dissolve by then. And although I've bought part of the costume I do plan on some major elaboration and genuine ideas through props...more on that later. 

What great costume ideas are you committing to this year for your little guy? Does it fall in with the masses? Is it something you add to, create yourself, or just buy off the shelf? Does he let you have any say in what he wears or is it now 100% his choice? In the end what matters most is enjoying time with your family and sharing in the family candy stash when your kid(s) isn't/aren't looking. 


Mary Bowen
Mary Bowen