Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Perfect Halloween Costumes

Trick or Treat! Those 3 words can only mean that it is time for Halloween. I have always loved dressing up for Halloween! I remember back in the day (1970s) my most favorite and perfect costume was a Wonder Woman hard plastic face costume. I’m sure that I played with it for hours before and after Halloween. How about you? Do you have a favorite costume from your childhood?

To keep the tradition going with dressing up in the perfect Halloween costume wtih my daughters, we have always started many months ahead talking about what they wanted to be. Sometimes their costume ideas would change several times until they found just the right one! Over the years, the girls were Raggedy Ann and Andy, Princess Leia and Queen Amidala as well as a bunny, dog, ladybug, the Power Puff Girls and even Zombies! By far, our favorite would have to be the Zombie themed party! It is an easy theme that is easy to plan. Just about everyone who came to the party came dressed up in their perfect version of a Zombie!


Anyone can put on a Halloween party! For me, the easiest way is to have a theme for the party. Theme parties are always so much fun! We enjoyed this Zombie costume party because it was all of our favorite family and friends together eating zombie, finger licking foods and drinking toxic waste punch. By creating a party theme you can focus on what foods fit the theme and easily find or make decorations  for the party. Themes are great for the guest, too! Everyone loved planning out their costume to be the best Zombie, ever.


To create the perfect costume, check around and see what you have available at home. The Zombie costumes were best made from ordinary clothes. Some of our Zombies wore military outfits, one wore a wedding dress, several were medical workers to ordinary dressed people.  I was a Mommy Zombie and wore hair curlers, bathrobe and pajamas. The key to a perfect Zombie costume is the make up. Everyone needed either dark and creepy or pale and bloody make up.

For us, Halloween has always been about fun foods, kid activities and family & friend get togethers. This year we have enjoyed the pre-Halloween eating candy and creating new recipes with the HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates with the Pumpkin Spice flavors. From creating that perfect Halloween costume to the actual trick or treating event we have always enjoyed the Halloween season no matter the ages of our girls.


Tell me your most perfect Halloween Costume that you you made, bought, etc. below in the comments!

More Zombie Ideas

Brain Food 
BROKEN GLASS Cupcakes
FINGER FOOD
Jello Brain Dessert
{Kid Zombie} Iced Coffee Frappes
{Momma Zombie} White Russians
MUMMY FACE Pizza
Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Guts 
Toxic Waste Punch
Zombie Party Ideas, Recipes & Photos




47 comments:

eclairre said...

A long time ago I was team rocket from pokemon for halloween. It was a hit. eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

eclairre said...

I want to make the recipe for Haunted Tree Halloween Cake.

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paula kapelski said...

i made a punk rocker costume colored my hair all diff colors and ripped my clothes lol

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kathy said...

We go camping in October and the campground does Halloween weekends thru the month where you can win a weekend if your decorations are good. We brought everything you could think of for decorations. We all dressed up like the witches from the movie Hocus Pocus. We won that year. It was fun. Kathy
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Nancy said...

When my son was about 4 , I designed a train engineer costume for him. He wore a pair of OshKosh short overalls over a red plaid shirt. He also had a train engineer's cap and a wooden whistle that made a train sound when you blew on it. He was adorable!

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debijackson said...

I made a gorgeous pumpkin costume
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I would make the haunted tree halloween cake cuz it is cute and looks easy
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Nancy said...

I like their Pumpkin Stencils!

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ann said...

When my son was in grade school I bought a old fur coat from a rummage sale and made a gorilla outfit out of it and bought a gorilla mask it was so cool looking at first he was afraid to wear it.

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I'd like to make the Halloween Dangler

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amylynn73 said...

the best costume we ever made was the zombie costume with all the makeup and the ripped blooded clothes and face..was pretty amazing...we love halloween in this house....thanks greeneyesamytolley@aol.com

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amylynn73 said...

went to the celebrate with herseys site...LOVE it...thanks for shareing those acorn cookies are to cute and love the pumpkin decorating that was different...not to sure how long the candy would stay before someone ate it...but thanks many tips and recipes I would love to try...greeneyesamytolley@aol.com

nightowl said...

In high school, I dressed up as Groucho Marx for our Senior Breakfast. I had a wig and everything. We wore our costumes to school for the day. No one knew who I was.
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Francine said...

I was a 50's girl I made my own poodle skirt

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Michele P. said...

years ago I was a vampire mummy, very cool and realistic looking, scared the heck out of the poor trick or treaters lol...

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Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom said...

Last year my son (2) was a hamburger and my other son (6 months) was a hotdog. It was adorable!

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Lacey Ll. said...

We love dressing up as hobos. I know it sounds so easy, which it is bWut the kids love it. lol We do it as a family.

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Jenn G. said...

My girls love dressing up as Disney princesses. I have 3 so they rotate who is which one. My personal fav and perfect costume is when they were little and I dressed them up as 3 peas in a pod. They were so darn cute! JAB@yahoo.com

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Sarah L said...

My son is going to be a train conductor which is awesome for him. My daughter is a lady bug and I made the costume. It is really cute if I say so myself :)
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Meow Opre said...

Looking for any awesome, scary, funny or weird Halloween Costume Ideas and just in time, I found your blog which is very interesting. Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day! :D

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