You’ll totally wear that again: saloon staff costume for mom and baby

by on October 28, 2011

in Halloween,Link love

Since we’re getting so close to Halloween, I’m guessing that any last-minute costume seekers are done with ordering online and more likely to be contemplating a late-night Target run. I think you might be able to find what you need for this funny toddler costume there.  I just love this clever concept from Molly of Ain’t No Mom Jeans because it’s so original!

Presenting: A Baby Saloon Keep and a School Marm Mom.

Sources for baby’s outfit:

eBay Baby Tuxedo Vest Set – $9

Red Arm Garters (cut to baby size) – $4

Flour Sack Dish Towel – $13 (7 pack)

Baby Gap 5 Pocket Cords in True Black – $27

Old Navy Oxford Uniform Shirt – $12

Molly points out that the cords can be worn again for Thanksgiving or another occasion that demands baby to wear something a little dressier. I would like to point out that the vest will probably fit for a long time and that Julian has a costume-ish one that he wore two years ago to be a vampire and still wears to be a magician or circus ringmaster when he does “shows” for our family.

As for Mom’s part in this duo, while Molly is all fashion-y about it, I suggest you just dig into your closet to approximate an 1880s babe of the Wild West. Goodwill is your friend this week, should you find yourself lacking a long skirt.

Another benefit to this costume is that turning your partner into a cowboy (assuming he is not already one!) will make it a fully coordinated family costume without much work.

Thanks, so much, Molly!

Other costume ideas in our series:
You’ll totally wear that again: Laura Ingalls costume from Molly
You’ll totally wear that again: prom dress becomes princess dress from Carrie
You’ll totally wear that again: cowgirl costume from Dottie
Reusable toddler train engineer costume from me, on BabyCenter.com.
You’ll totally wear that again: Cool (little) dude jackets from Caitlin

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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