If It’s Not In Stores, Mommy’ll Make It

I used to love Halloween as a kid. Costumes, candy and egg fights! All the fun you could cram into one afternoon and evening.

And now it’s my kids’ turn. My daughter–well, she can’t get enough. My baby girl picked three costumes months ago (Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty, and Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates). Surprised we only ended up with 3 considering we’ve been looking on my laptop since November 1st, 2012.

My son, on the other hand, isn’t much for dressing up. At least he never has been…until this year. All of the sudden, he decided he wanted to be a part of the Halloween thing. So when I asked him what he wanted to be and he told me a Lego guy, I was psyched! After all, Lego makes everything. How could they not make a Halloween costume?

Well, they don’t.

So I did what any desperate mom would do after going to every Target, Toys-R-Us, and Party City in the Chicagoland area. I went online. I searched the hell out of Lego+costume+I’m+screwed. Try it. You’ll get the same results I did. (Actually, don’t–you’ll probably get some porn if you put in that last part.)

I figured I would reason with him. At breakfast last week, I explained that they don’t make Lego guy costumes. His face melted from his normal happy-go-lucky smile into the saddest, most heartbreaking frown that I’ve ever seen and a teeny, tiny tear ran down his soft, little cheek.

Well, that was it. I was going to have to figure out how to make a Lego guy costume. So in case you need to DIY one or if you happen to work for the Lego company, this is what I did:

I purchased gray sweatpants, a long-sleeve thermal, and a knit hat at K Mart. It was about $20 for the clothes. I also bought two large Star Wars Lego sets from the Mart (yes, we’re close) that were on sale. The same boxes that are $48 at Target were $34 at K Mart. I’m just saying. It sounds like a lot of money for one costume, but considering I had to buy three costumes for my daughter, I felt like I got spoiled by my boy.

Next, I put on three episodes of Homeland, cozied up on my bed with a needle and thread, and sewed the night away. Here is the end result…

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Not too shabby for a mom who has almost no time to perfect her stitches anymore, right? And I’m happy to report, we only lost one Lego guy head off of the entire costume. Although my son didn’t care, my husband was pretty bummed. He was really looking forward to cutting the pieces off and building the Lego sets after Thursday. Oops. I don’t think I was supposed to tell you that.




5 thoughts on “If It’s Not In Stores, Mommy’ll Make It

  1. You rock! I love the article. I need this picture and I can’t get it to switch to my photos. You’ll help me Wed.

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. You never cease to amaze me. Will you please have a DIY sewing class for the rest of us that can’t? Seriously, the cutest trick or treaters! You rock. Btw, LOVE homeland. Xxoo keep writing sister.

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