No Halloween costume? No problem. (I said so on TV.)
Halloween! Tomorrow! If you don't have much ready, let me reassure you: it's okay.
Halloween is the holiday for which very little preparation is necessary, despite what the press and Pinterest are telling you. The only thing you need for a great Halloween is candy, a costume, and readiness to have fun.
I was on our local morning show yesterday demonstrating last-minute costumes your kids can make using stuff you probably already have.
Here's the clip:
(I took pictures and described the experience in more detail at The Accidental Expert in Last Minute Halloween Costumes...From Your Closet.)
Those are real items from my family's closets and dress-up bin. The resulting costumes are not particularly flashy or magazine-worthy, nor will they blow you away with their cleverness. That's the point. A good costume is doesn't have to bring down the house...it simply needs to be something your kid can wear with pride and a sense of fun. Believe me, kids' standards are a lot different than adults'.
So let your imagination make up for your lack of preparation. If you're contending with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, your Halloween celebration will necessarily be different this year. Let's all just enjoy the annual parade of oddly-dressed children eating far too much candy...that's the best treat of all, right?
Any good last-minute Halloween costume ideas?