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My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Here we are, middle of September. The back to school lunch bags are on clearance at Target and replaced with scary insanity like this:

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Within seconds of school starting my kids came home asking, “When’s Halloween??” And while I don’t mind the curiosity, I just wanted to get through the first week of packing a daily lunch, laying out a daily outfit, doing the daily drop off and pick up. I wanted to figure out a way to walk my four kids to school while carrying my hot coffee without spilling it all over myself as I crossed the broken bricks all along our sidewalks. I had way more important things to think about – like what am I going to do with my time while the kids are in school and what are the good moms making for dinner – while I came home to defrost the chicken nuggets that my crew would be having again. Alas, my kiddos didn’t care so much about my curiosities, so I had to spend the next few minutes explaining how a month works and how the month of September has to end first before we hit the month of October to which we then have to count out THIRTY ONE MORE DAYS until Halloween. “So, if you do the math correctly, children, altogether there are FORTY ONE DAYS …” before I’m interrupted. “Hey, mom?” “Yes, child?” “When’s Halloween?”

Tomorrow. It’s tomorrow. Or whenever. It’s not today.

But it did get me thinking. What can I do for Halloween costumes that require little to no prep work? All inspired by my current life, this is what I’ve come up with. Do with it what you will.

  1. Tell your kids they’re going as these guys. Materials Needed: 3 party hats. Done. unnamed
  2. Send them out as “Super Hero Mask Kids” and have them maintain this hand mask on their own faces the entire night. Materials: Hands. Boom. Done.  IMG_4557
  3. Tell them they’re going as brownie batter bowls. What? You’ve never heard of it? It’s a thing. Materials: Brownie mix, mixing bowl, kid to lick bowl. Done.  IMG_4552
  4. Send your kids out as “Sad Soccer Players.” Materials: Soccer jersey and a four year old’s ability to maintain his emotions in the evening at the end of a long day. Done. IMG_4536
  5. To maintain solidarity in your home, send all your kids out as “Moms and Dads of a newborn.” Materials: Any outfit, squirt mustard anywhere on shirt to resemble a major diaper blowout. Boom. Done.  Ok, fine, I don’t have a picture of this but it’s happened and I can assure you – this guy’s the culprit:  IMG_4288.JPG

What kinds of costumes could you pull off from your everyday life? Share them with me, please!!

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