November 3, 2011

sometimes vampires are cute

Halloween is always (and has been) one of my favorite holidays, but I'm enjoying it even more now that I have a kid of my own.

Although Malcolm didn't quite "get" the trick-or-treating (he was more than happy to let his Dad pull him from door to door in his wagon and sit quietly while we did all the work), he did seem to get a kick out of being his beloved "Count" for a day. His costume was a bit more labor-intensive to create than last year's duds, but it was well worth the time and money I spent! Not only did he win "Best Child's Costume" at a local church event, but Malcolm also loved running around in it ...

(After a little motherly persuasion, of course!)

And what could be cuter than hearing that familiar "Ah! Ah! Ah!" laugh over and over again?

Black hooded sweatshirt: Rabbit Skins ($20.00)
Felt/supplies for faux shirt and sash: Pat Catan's Craft Store ($1.50)
Fabric for cape: JoAnn Fabrics ($14.00)
Fleece pants: Old Navy ($7.00)
Socks: Circo (gift)
Shoes: Starter (thrifted for $1.50)

I can't wait to see what next Halloween will bring ...

I'm sure I'll enjoy the challenge of coming up with (and creating?!) two costumes instead of one!


  1. What a great idea. Just stumbled on this idea. My son just adores count right now.