Since I’ve been doing a lot of traveling this year – mostly to National Parks or areas near National Forests – I ran into a few places where they were having wildfires or had recently had some that closed trails that we wanted to hike. With that fresh in my mind after the Colorado trip, I thought of Smokey Bear as a costume idea! I knew it would make a pretty simple costume that would work for those of us that need to keep cozy on Halloween when there’s a 50/50 chance we’ll have snow here by then… ick! What you need:
Ranger Hat
Letter Stickers
Brown Long Sleeve
Faux Fur Vest (I borrowed one from a friend – Thanks Katie!)
-Belt with large belt buckle (I used a thrifted belt I had lying around.)
And just one more for you….Hahaha! Alright – that’s all of the costumes we have for you this year! You can find all of our Halloween costumes here.

xo. Caitlin

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    Isadora Guidoni - Ha! I love this costume so much!! I still don’t know if I’ll be dressing up for Halloween this year, but this is really an awesome idea!ReplyCancel


Please tell me some of you out there used to watch Supermarket Sweep back in the 90’s. (If you haven’t… I may or may not have included an episode below that I must require that you watch in its entirety – the last 8 minutes are the best part of the show and will help you understand our costumes.) I seriously loved this show – back before I had to go grocery shopping for myself and realized it’s the worst. Haha. But you can give in to that game show nostalgia with this Halloween costume that will make you want to steal a shopping cart and race around! You can even get yourself a new pink sweatshirt out of the deal. You can add a bunch of friends to the mix by having a few different sets of people with matching sweatshirts and one person with a button up shirt and tie holding a stack of cards like David Ruprecht. Ha! And it’s possible only 5% of the people you bump into will get the costume… but still worth it!What you need:
-White button-up (or fake half shirts we bought so we’d match each other perfectly. Ha!)
Inflatable bonus banana
Name tags
Maybe a shopping basket or mini shopping cart for good measure if you can’t find one from a parking lot to borrow… 😉

Just give this a quick watch… I promise it’s cheesy and wonderful!

xo. Caitlin

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    Laura - OMG thank you for this!
    (Will be watching this full episode.)ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    Amy - LOL! I didn’t remember that show until I started watching, it seems familiar to me now, but oh my goodness! So funny! Kind of an obscure costume for some people, but that’s a good one 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Kimmie - I’M DYING!! I loved that show as a kid, these customers are too good.ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:56 pm

    Alexis | Persia Lou - Ah!!! Supermarket Sweep was seriously my favorite show as a kid. That and Shop Til You Drop! Love, love, love this costume idea.ReplyCancel

    • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:29 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Right?! I can just picture them loading up their carts with the golden ham things hahaha! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:13 am

    Michelle Chase - Omg. I had no intention of watching a 20 min vid, but I couldn’t help but click just to check it out. I could NOT look away! Stayed the whole 20 min. It was like witchcraft!ReplyCancel

    • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:30 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Hahah! Love this! Doesn’t get better than a good, cheesy 90’s game show!ReplyCancel

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:06 pm

    sara a - Ha! I loved that show!!!! Dying.ReplyCancel


Keeping up with the theme of favorite childhood activities from yesterday’s costume, today we’re doing a family dominos costume! Because what’s better than forcing the whole family to match for Halloween?! Ha! I actually didn’t play a real game of dominos until I was in my 20s but my mom used to collect vintage wooden dominos and use them in the jewelry and crafts she would make. So I also ended up using them for crafting much more than gaming growing up – but loved them just the same! So these came to mind when I was thinking about old childhood favorites while brainstorming costumes for this year – and I suggested putting together a family set of dominos shirt for Manda, Dad, and the boys to try out! Doesn’t get much easier than this for a group costume – plus it works for any size group!What you need:
-Plain black t-shirt: Men’s, Women’s, Youth
White iron-on fabric

Here’s a video to take you through the steps to put together your costume!

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  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    Ivory - These are so cute. I love them!ReplyCancel


I can remember sitting at my grandparents house as a kid with their nesting doll spending so much time taking it apart and putting it back together over and over and over. I got one for myself when I was older and my little brothers would do the same thing – and they’d get super excited EVERY time they would find the tiny baby inside. Ha! I thought this would be a perfect last minute costume that you might be able to throw together with things you already have – maybe borrowing a vintage apron from grandma or grabbing one from a local thrift store! Or even a good pregnancy announcement costume… which is NOT the case here. Ha!If you don’t want to search around for stuff, I’ve included links & tips below for how to put this look together!

What you need:
Plain dress
**I found mine by searching for vintage embroidered aprons on Etsy. Here are a few others that I found: One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.
**If you want a bit more of a hands on project, you would put together a circular felt apron and stitch on some felt flowers. Or try buying a blank apron and buy some floral iron-ons to create the look you want.
xo. Caitlin

  • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:22 am

    jan - That’s a good one ladies!ReplyCancel


We’re less than a week away from October! So we’re getting hyped up by having 90° weather (what?!) and posting a bunch of costume ideas for you this week! Today we’re getting inspired by one of our favorite projects – DIY planters – and turning it into a costume! I saw these huge plastic planters at Target and thought, “I could fit in that!” And here we are!What you need:
-Large plastic planter
-Polypro straps
-4 slide adjusters
-Floral foam
-Hot glue gun

How to make it:
Follow the video below for step-by-step instructions!
xo. Caitlin

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  • Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm

    Ivory - So fabulous and creativeReplyCancel

  • Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    kelli - i love this idea so much!ReplyCancel

  • Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:01 pm

    Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling - That is so precious! I would love to dress up as a flower pot!!ReplyCancel

    • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:27 am

      Caitlin McGrath - You should! It was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Emmaline Long - I think I just found my halloween costume! I love this so much!ReplyCancel

    • Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:27 am

      Caitlin McGrath - Thanks Emma!!ReplyCancel