We are big recyclers in our house and this year that has extended to Halloween costumes. I purchased matching butterfly costumes on sale for my girls last year fairly close to Halloween. I was afraid that if the costumes didn’t match, I would be accused of dressing one cuter than the other two. I know, foolish.
As the girls were 18 months old at the time, I purchased size 18 month costumes, which were a little too big but not a big deal.
We actually had to distract them with a Baby Einstein DVD in order to dress them. There was a little bit of fussing but once outside, they enjoyed running around the yard. We did not actually participate in real trick or treating besides the neighbor’s house. I felt that at 18 months old, it was unnecessary.
I wasn’t looking forward to dishing out $ for three new costumes this year, so I informed my husband that I was hoping to recycle the butterfly costumes from last year, which had been bagged up and stored in our basement. A few weeks ago, I brought them out of storage to see if my plan would work.
- Would the size 18 month costumes still fit my girls, now two and a half years old.
- Would my girls actually wear these costumes without flipping out.
Much to my pleasant surprise not only did the costumes fit (the head pieces are little snug but do-able) but the girls LOVED them. They loved them so much, in fact, that they did not want to take them off. Not even the head pieces (except for Allie who has a bigger head.) Anna and Em kept insisting that Allie put that head piece back on. They all needed to be the same.
I plan to keep the costumes after Halloween and allow the girls to use them for dress up. Plus, there are certain items I feel sentimental with and can’t bear to part with.
Where did you find Halloween costumes for your kiddos and what do you plan to do with them after Halloween?
Sarah is the mother to two and a half year old identical triplet girls – Allie, Anna and Emily – who were born at 35 weeks and 6 days. She works full time as a Tax Director for Big Financial Institution and enjoys sharpening her photography skills with her daughters’ help. You can read more about her crazy life raising triplets at The Great Umbrella Heist.