This was the first year that Peanut actually chose what she wanted to be and as you can see, she wanted to be The Cat in the Hat. She also requested that my husband and I be Thing 1 and Thing 2 (respectively). I wasn’t too excited initially, but then I figured out a way to tie the belly into it (that’s my belly painted, which some people didn’t realized until they’d been at the party for a little while). I’m pretty happy with how our costumes turned out, even though there’s a few things I would have changed.
We spent a total of about $42 on our costumes. All of it was considered entertainment money and $6 of it was in credit. Here’s the breakdown.
The Cat in the Hat
Hat – $6 in felt (hot glue gun and sticks I already had)
Tail/bow – $3 really big pipe cleaners (in a set)
Shirt – $3 (credit, will keep for future use)
Gloves – $2 (credit, will keep for future use)
Pants – already owned
Felt for fishbowl candy holder (pictured below) – $2.50 ($1 credit)
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Dye for clothes – $6
Clothes – $12 (from Savers)
Hair color – $3
Paint – $4 (used for The Cat in the Hat too)
Felt for hubby’s number – $.50
If I were to do it again, the biggest thing I wouldn’t do was the blue hair color. You could hardly see it in my hair (and not at all in the picture) and it ran out before I even got to my husband’s hair. Secondly, I would have just bought red clothes rather than white and dying them. I figured that if I dyed white clothes that they would all end up the same color, but since it was all different types of fabrics they ended up various shades of pink/red. If I did it again, I’d just buy red clothes that still don’t match and saved the time and effort of coloring the clothes. All in all, I’m pretty happy with our costumes, especially Peanut’s-it turned out exactly how I wanted.
How much did you spend on Halloween this year? Did you make your own costumes? Did you stay within your budget? Did you make a specific budget for it, or just put it in a category like I did?