From the category archives:

Halloween

We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

How to turn your child into a pirate: Halloween costume idea #297

September 2, 2014

This post contains affiliate links. It’s Orange Tuesday, which is Halloween’s answer to Black Friday. In other words, if the costume retailers don’t have a really good day today, they hang their heads and cry. But that is not our concern. Our concern is how to make Halloween easy and fun for everyone, which Heather […]

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Dressing up as Olaf, Anna, and Elsa: FROZEN costumes for kids

August 13, 2014

I know it’s early for Halloween, but some of these have just hit the market, and I don’t think there’s any reason to wait. Why should kids only wear their costumes once per year? Who doesn’t want to be Elsa every day? Or at least wear it at your own FROZEN birthday party! Here are […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Makin’ it: Cute Halloween printable paper dolls

October 30, 2013

{this post ran last year, too} I came upon these printable paper dolls from Mr. Printables and shared them with Scarlett. At five, she is very into drawing, cutting, gluing, and painting. This is one of my Mommy sweet spots, so I’m thrilled with this phase. Oh, you didn’t know? You don’t have to be […]

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We welcome these baby Halloween costumes into the Rookie Moms Hall of Fame

October 18, 2013

I’m not sure how it ended up that I got assigned this particular post as Heather’s is by far the Star Wars-loving household between us. But as she is frolicking about in Palm Springs at Camp Mighty, here I am showing off the very adorable baby Princess Leia costume our friend Ha made for her […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

You’ll totally wear that again: 15 costumes your toddler can sleep in

October 15, 2013

If you’re looking for adorable costumes that totally give you your money’s worth, let me turn your attention to PAJAMAS! What else is comfy, cute, and wearable all year round? The pajamas pictured above were from last year at Gap and they’re not for sale this year (bummer!). Here are 15 other ideas for you: […]

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23 Halloween costumes for bald babies

October 8, 2013

I had three bald babies and a ton of costume ideas. If your baby is lacking hair, you can execute on one of these Halloween costumes (to be fair, Whitney thinks most of these costumes are also cute with hair). CHARLIE BROWN We love this simple outfit for a baldie and Emily McCall pulled it […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Halloween costume ideas for babies in carseats, strollers, or other things with wheels

October 1, 2013

We are obsessed with Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers, and for years have been taking note of any clever, especially homemade costumes that cross our paths.  Here are some impressive costume ideas that we’ve spotted for little ones who are going to stay in their strollers while you’re out for the evening. Eric Carle […]

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Keep Halloween costume for baby low key!

October 30, 2012

Remember how when you sorta grew out of Halloween, there were still times when you were able to throw together a costume with items you had on hand, because at the last minute someone would convince you to dress up? This can work for a baby or toddler costume, too. The one above was inspired […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Whitney’s Halloween Retrospective

October 26, 2012

Here are the things Julian and Scarlett have dressed up as through the years. 2004: This set of newborn giraffe pajamas were the first thing I ever bought for my unborn baby who was due October 16th. I pictured I’d be strolling around the neighborhood with him on Halloween. Wrong. I had a C-Section on […]

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7 tips for frightfully good Halloween photos

October 23, 2012

Rookie dad and camera gadget junkie Brian Russell wrote to us and offered to share photography tips  for Halloween. His own twins Max and Wyatt are a bit too young for candy, but not for costumes. For parents wanting to capture the night’s special moments on camera, it can seem like a trifecta of tricky […]

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We love Halloween, finding cute costumes, making costumes, and trying to photograph our kids looking all cute!

Mom and baby costume idea: Owl in a tree

October 14, 2012

This homemade owl beanie is so cute, I had to share. Not only is it a simple sewing project, similar to the make a baby hat out of a tshirt post I did a few years ago, but the whole Owl in a Tree is a clever mom and baby costume idea. The mom behind […]

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Hall of fame: Even more DIY Halloween costumes (Part III)

October 1, 2012

Don’t miss parts one and two of this series! Finally, it’s October, and we feel like we have permission to talk about homemade costumes for babies even more incessantly. But I also want to share that mega-site BuyCostumes.com has a ginormous selection of costumes if making something is not happening in your household. They have […]

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