So, if you have procrastinated like I had and have not come up with a costume for yourself, why not put your superhuman powers to the test? I put together my costume in less than 5 minutes using items that I already had...I will compliment my children's costumes of choice (Batman & Spiderman...despite my fruitless efforts of explaining why it is deplorable to mix DC and Marvel comics...sigh) and go as Super Mom!
Please do not view this costume as degrading to all "female-hood" by displaying the "June Cleaver" cliches, because, if anything, I think being a mom (or dad) rightly deserves the super hero title! In fact, a dad can easily recreate this costume to be Super Dad!
For my top, I choose my silver/grey Everlast compression shirt since I thought that the brand name printed on the front seemed to fit the mom title perfectly, and to show off my "mommy muscles"! Next I borrowed my son's cape from his costume since it was much too long for him. You can make a cape yourself by getting some fabric from your local craft and hobby store, cut up an extra large t-shirt, or pin a sheet around your neck.
Yoga pants or leggings are perfect for the bottom half, and if you want a slight feminine touch, you can wear a skirt on top.
Step 2 : Accessorize!
Yes, this word may have been removed from your mommy vocabulary, but this is where the costume buidling gets fun and creative. Here are just a few ideas on how to personalize your Super Mom motif...
Utility Belt - Fully equipped with any or all of the below items :
- Spatula and/or kitchen utensils
- Noise tissue
- "Snot Sucker" bulbs
- Baby wipes
- A bottle of all purpose cleaner
- Dawn liquid
Mask - can be made from felt or paper
Props - Maybe a laundry basket? Mine will be full of cloth diapering items.
Shoes - Your choice, maybe a combination of the two!
- Heels (for the daring momma!)
Gloves - Probably most likely dish washing gloves...
Food - No Super Mom ensemble is complete without any (or all) of the following :
- Cheerios stuck in the hair or all over the body
- Baby food (or the much feared "unknown" substance) smears
Other Last Minute Costume Ideas
What if you do not have ideas for the rest of your family? Have no fear! Here are some links to posts that have some easy, last minute ideas!
Toddler Sesame Street Costumes (The Parenting Patch)
Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids (DIY Network)
DIY Costumes for babies, kids, and adults (Martha Stewart)
16 Easy DIY Costumes (Real Simple)
DIY Costumes Board (via Pinterest) *Note, many walks of life pin to this board, so I have no control over what you will see...*
Are you making your own costumes this year? Or maybe you have not been a slacker like me and have that all figured out...what will your your family dress up as?