Finding Age-Appropriate Halloween Costumes
Why do Halloween Costumes for teenagers always look like streetwalkers? My 12-yr-old daughter wants to be Minnie Mouse this year.
She and I hopped online and began searching for costumes. And the first two options we came across were:
Yeah. Neither of those are going to work. The left came from Kohl’s. And while it would be great for a 3-year-old, my nearly teen was NOT impressed. Plus it cost a whopping $49! That’s a bit steep for my budget!
I don’t really have to talk about the one on the right. The title says it all: “Sexy Minnie Mouse Costume.” Crazy. And wrong.
I did come across a possibility from the Disney store online:
Maybe if she wore black leggings this would be okay?? And the price was decent, $25 on sale.
Oh wait. Out Of Stock. No wonder.
What’s a mom to do?
Do It Her Self. That’s What.
- Sew a skirt from red polka dot fabric, using an easy gathered elastic waist pattern. (Easy Tutorial from Freshly Picked, About $10 depending on supplies)
- Purchase Minnie Mouse Headband. (Around $8 after shipping)
- Buy a white T-shirt, and iron on black fabric mouse head and ears. (under $10)
- Scavenge around for yellow pumps at thrift shops or spray paint black shoes! ($5 spray paint, $2 pumps)
Voilá! An age appropriate Minnie Mouse costume homemade for under $30-40.
Then we are gonna dance to this new Halloween music I found!
Count Crow has created hilarious music that’s upbeat and hip for the whole family to enjoy. Seriously my favorite song is “You won’t Survive.” Imagine altered lyrics to Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” in a count Dracula voice!
Enjoy the clips of the songs on the website:
Shout the Boo
The Ghoulie Hop
Carissa received no compensation for this post (and bought the music with her own cash). There are no affiliate links.