This year’s Storybook Costume Parade was a huge success!! It seems to be growing in the community too, because we had more parents than ever in attendance!! Our office dressed up as 101 Dalmatians, with the best Cruella Deville ever!! Everyone had fun and the younger kids walked away with a TON of candy!!
We made our Dalmatian shirts using the cricut. Most of us made our ears by buying bunny ears and adding felt dots and a bow. Of course, we had to have a tutu, because what costume is complete with out one!! It was an easy costume to make!
Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year!! Our friends throw an annual Halloween Party and everyone is so creative. Even the food is Halloweeny!
I love planning out cute costumes and putting them all together. This year we went as a hunter and deer along with our besties. This may have been the easiest costume ever to make!! I’m also getting a lot faster making tutus since I make them for almost every costume lately!!
For the deer, I started by buying antlers, brown leggings and a brown shirt. Let me tell you, I will probably wear these leggings all the time. I love the way they fit and feel!! I used the cricut to make a big white oval, then pressed it on the shirt. You could use felt, too, but since I have a cricut, I just used that! All of that took about 2 minutes. The tutu is just tulle and ribbon. It takes a little longer, but it completes the costume.
My husband’s outfit was even easier. I just bought a green shirt and he already had the coat, crocs and camo looking pants. But I did have to buy him a rifle. The green shirt came in a package of two, so now I can make him something else with the cricut! Overall, the costumes were a hit!
Halloween is pretty much my favorite day of the year! I LOVE coming up with cute costumes and figuring out a way to make them myself, almost always out of butcher paper. A costume parade has become a tradition for all the schools where I’ve worked. It has changed over the years from just costumes to a storybook character parade.
When my AP said she had a nun costume, I immediately suggested that Madeline would be a storybook to model our team after!! There aren’t 12 of us in the office, but I was sure it would work. I’m pretty sure I was right!!
Our capes were made out of a blue plastic table cloth, white plastic table cloth and a ribbon all stapled together. The hat was made of yellow butcher paper taped around the head, rolled up and a black ribbon tied around it, (see picture below to see how we wrapped the hat with tape.) We all wore black dresses, white socks and black shoes. Voila! An awesome group costume!! What do you think!?
One of my favorite things we do at my school is our annual costume parade! Every year, our office dresses up in home-made costumes and marches through the halls with the rest of the kids in the school. The younger students are on parade while the older students pass out candy to them. Everyone has a great time and the parents even join in the fun! This year’s costume was one of the easiest to make. All we used was butcher paper, glue and yarn! We did all of this without patterns or even trying to draw it first. I can also tell you this is one of the best parades we ever had. Almost all the kids dressed up and brought candy! It was big fun for all!
The play-doh’s were home made from butcher paper also!