we’re not in kansas anymore

the cowardly lion – borrowed super cozy costume that stayed on all night (can you believe it?!). cost = free thirty free

glenda the good witch – dress was previously lily’s ballet recital costume that had a good revamping, done with tulle, hot glue, rhinestones, sequins, cardboard, tinfoil and glitter. cost = $1.50 for an extra layer of tulle to lengthen the too-short dress.

dorothy – shoes and long bloomers – borrowed. shirt – previously owned. dress – whipped up in a mere couple of hours (don’t look close. or wash. ever!) for the bargain price of $3.50 for fabric.

total cost for halloween ’08 costumes = $5

comment from oldest daughter when her mother tried to straighten her crown one last time: “mom, glenda does not need her crown” = priceless


  1. 1
    Cathi Hamen says:

    precious!! i love themes!!
    Jeff enjoyed hanging with Sean… and seeing you all briefly.. and sending love from Aunt pretty!!

  2. 2

    they are adorable!
    you are too creative.

    we hung out with the scarecrow, tinman, and another dorothy.

    i’ll load pix tomorrow.

  3. 3

    So perfect!

    Great lighting in those pictures, too, just setting off those darling costumes to a tee.

    What a precious group.

  4. 4

    so cute!!!

    i think wizard of oz costumes were a big thing this year! my girls were dorothy, wicked witch, and glinda . . . and i have seen tons of others thru the blogosphere with oz costumes!

  5. 5

    you already know that i love your kids! their costumes look so cute and i love that you only spent $5. i won’t say what i ended up spending, but i will say that the boys play dress-up so often, that it was money well spent.

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    Soderin Family says:

    too cute! noah was a lion too. actually the exact same costume. old navy from a few years back?

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    Stephanie says:

    Unbelievable! I can’t believe you did all of that for $5! Why won’t my daughter be something that costs $5? You are amazing and they are adorable!

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    Shealynn Benner says:

    Great costumes!!! :) My Halloween total? LOL!! $110. Ooops.

  9. 9

    Adorable! I love the theme too. Wish I was creative and able to throw things together that look amazing!

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    Thomas Clan says:

    awesome!!! love how cute they are, perfect idea for the “theme”! :)

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    Lisa Leonard says:

    so fun!!

  12. 12

    they turned out so adorable! what a bargain! free thirty free, gonna steal that one! so what was mommy and daddy for halloween?

  13. 13

    ! we really should’ve ben the tin man and scarecrow, but the hubby wasn’t up for it!

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    debbiewhitlock says:

    The pics are adorable!

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    minnesotamom says:

    What cute costumes, Lindsey! You’re so creative! I’m pumped to host your giveaway on Saturday…and now that I know you have a personal blog, I’m sure I’ll be back to visit.http

  16. 16

    So adorable! I’m in awe of your craftiness and frugality!

  17. 17

    Absolutely adorable!!! I love it!

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