DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes - A Bountiful Love

DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes

   Halloween was over and we did have a lot of fun. We had a blast putting our girl's costumes together. Hubby and I gave ourselves a pat on the back because we got a lot of compliments with their costumes. I didn't know how much I would enjoy Halloween and all the activities that go with it until I became a mommy. I had fun looking at all the different costumes and how creative other parents can be.  It was tiring but definitely a great and memorable experience.

   When we came home and after the kids did their "candy inventory" we were already thinking and brainstorming on next year's costume. I just love dressing them up. We are sure that our costume decision making will end too soon...they will be choosing their own costumes when get to be a big kid. For now, this is one of the things I truly enjoy. The girls absolutely love The Cat in the Hat and some of Dr. Seuss's books. Thing 1  and Thing 2 are the perfect costume for siblings too!

   They both love Cat in the Hat cartoon and Lucy loves the book, Step One Cat in the Hat as well. The repetitive rhyming words of Dr. Seuss's books are essential to young kids that are learning how to read.  The repetitive rhyming nature of the books allows children to learn the rhythm of a written as well as spoken word, familiarity with word families and learning to spell along the way.

  The blue wigs are actually for a clown costume. It was a little big for Lil's head but there is nothing a pin can't fix. The red tights and shoes are something that they can use not just on Halloween. And the shirts? How cute are they!!

 They used the shirts as well at school. They had a class activity for Dr. Seuss's birthday and they were required to wear something, Dr. Seuss. It really came handy! We were also able to use the red tutu's again for Christmas.  We did get our money's worth. The best part? We had fun putting it all together.

Aren't they just adorable?

We got the shirts and tights from Children's place ( sign up and you get 20% off your purchase). Their cute shoes are from Oakwest.  These cute and fun blue wigsred tutus ( which comes in different colors too! ) and the thing 1 and 2 shirt decals are from

Aside from frugality, we chose not to purchase the "usual" thing 1 and 2 costumes/jumpsuit because we wanted to show the girls that creativity is a gift. Creativity and thinking outside the box is a fun process.

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