R2D2 and Minnie Mouse Costumes

R2D2 and Minnie Mouse Costumes

R2D2 and Minnie Mouse Costumes

Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween this year.  We sure did!  My kiddos were the perfect age this year to really enjoy it.  Of course, I wouldn't being doing my doting mommy duty if I didn't brag about how cute my kiddos looked.  Personally, I think they were the cutest costumes I saw...maybe just slightly prejudice, I know.  :) 

My two-year-old daughter went as Minnie Mouse and my 6-year-old son was R2DT from Star Wars.  At first I figured R2D2 would be easy to find since Star Wars is so popular right now.  What I didn't realize is that R2D2 is not in the new movies and cartoons.  Tons of Stormtroopers and Darth Vadar costumes were readily available, but leave it to us to pick the one character for which a costume doesn't exist. 

Luckily, my son LOVES to do craft projects so we decided to fully embrace his R2D2 passion and tackle yet another homemade costume. I must say, despite all the trips it took to find the supplies, it turned out AWESOME!  He was the hit at his school costume parade and in the neighborhood.  Believe it or not, we ended up making the R2D2 costume out of a trash can!  Wait just a minute. Before you start giving me any creativity points, I have to admit, I completely borrowed the idea from familygo.com.  Another wonderful (and much more creative) mom graciously posted her pictures and step-by-step directions of how to make the entire costume.  Thank you, thank you!

It was pretty cute watching R2D2 (complete with working lights) walking up and down the street.  Our neighborhood is only one square block - perfect! You make the loop, buckets are full, and you're done!  Instead of having kids walk up and ring the doorbell, many neighbors simply set up Lifetime folding tables and chairs at the end of their driveways so they could see all the costumes, and kids quickly knew which houses were handing out candy.  One group  even made it a neighborhood socializing event.  Costumed adults set up a 8' Lifetime folding table and about five different neighbors had  their treats on the table for kids to fill their buckets.

After the trick-or-treating, my husband and I donned our own homemade Halloween costumes - Titanic Survivors - and headed to a costume party.  (This time the costume idea was completely our own!)  Another successful Halloween.  Now, I just have to figure out how to get rid of all this candy before the Easter Bunny comes!

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Jan

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Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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David

3/31/2011 7:17:24 AM

Those kids are really funny , and cute indeed! I would love to see my brothers dressed like them. I think i'll be on the ground laughing out loud. Great pictures & article.

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