Tate's First Halloween (+ Creative Costume)MadelinePetersen
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Halloween is just not that important to me. I mostly participate because it’s important to my husband. But I am a sucker for babies in cuddly costumes, so this year I made a bit of an effort — or I intended to.
Steve and I talked about what we might dress Tate as for weeks, but we just couldn’t decide. I would have loved to have made his costume, but let’s be honest here, I can’t find the time to use my sewing machine to save my life — it never would have gotten done. Last weekend, we went on a last ditch shopping effort in hopes that we would find a costume that we liked, didn’t cost a fortune, and actually fit our baby boy. What a challenge!
The costumes that were marked as Tate’s size were cheap, ugly, and more money than we wanted to pay. Target was our last stop and I was about to give up. They had sold completely out of baby costumes. As I started to walk away from the seasonal aisle, I saw something I thought just might work. Click through to read about our unexpected source of Tate’s turtle costume.
Step 1 1 of 7Start with a baby. I prefer the blue-eyed, bald-headed, chubby-cheaked variety.
Step 2 2 of 7Put your baby in green footed pajamas. Or yellow. Or brown. Just pick a shade that says "turtle" to you.
Step 3 3 of 7Or try a green onesie. Depending on your climate and venue location this would work (like here in South Texas).
Step 4 4 of 7Buy a dog turtle costume like this one. That's right, we put Tate in a costume made for pups.
Strap it on your baby, and he'll be good to go.
Click here to buy from Target
Step 5 5 of 7Admire your smiling baby, because it will only last until they realize the have a turtle hat strapped to their head.
Step 6 6 of 7Attempt to get your baby to sit up in the costume even though they have a shell strapped to their back.
Step 7 7 of 7If all else fails, make it tummy time!