Halloween for Cowards

Let me start my first post of Halloween Week here at Family Style with an admission: I’m a bit scared of Halloween! There. I said it. In fact, I should probably go as the cowardly lion. I’m actually terrified of all that goulishness and goblins, and remember one too many Halloweens when I ran home petrified (note: this was when I was in my 20s.)

So now that I’m a mom and am forced to somehow commemorate this kid-friendly holiday (I mean what kind of mom would sacrifice their child’s happiness just because she’s a little bit scared?), I’m trying to get my act together. Still, when it comes to buying those awful, polyester and plastic store-bought costumes, I’ve developed yet another aversion, a Halloween style aversion. While they may look cute or funny on my son, there’s something that puts me off about getting a complete store-bought look.

Fortunately, many designers today understand that kids want to dress up in fun, cool designs all year round and not just Halloween.

Click through for to find out my favorite company that makes amazing pieces to be worn all year round…

Just check out the collection from Ellie Bellie Kids, a company that knows play time and dress up should happen all year round and not just on Halloween. The pieces are amazing and versatile. My favorites have to be the felt crown with velcro closure, the easy magnet clasp cape that can be worn over everything (and probably will!), and the reversible tutus in every color under the rainbow that will thrill girls with unlimited styling possibilities.

So why spend all that money on a costume, when you can buy cute Ellie Bellie Kids pieces that inspire their imaginations all year round?

>>If you love Ellie Bellie Kids (and how could you not?), check out their amazing blog Classic Play and vote for them in the Babble Top 50 Design Blog “Your Nominations” category.

Article Posted 8 years Ago

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