Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloweening 2011: Malley

This week, I would like to unveil the Ott family Halloween costumes!

I really love Halloween, it's definitely one of my favorites. (hello candy!) But for some reason, that I can not actually explain, I insist on creating our costumes myself, rather than the simpler prepackaged Party City route. (not that there is anything wrong with that!) I guess I like the challenge of reinventing what we have around the house and I try to keep each costume under $10. In the past we have done family themes, but this year, we let the kids choose whatever they wanted.

Malley as Wonder Woman!

I was quite excited when she choose this costume, for two reasons: 1. it's totally rad and 2. my super star sister had made my niece, Lillian, a Wonder Woman costume last year!

We found the red shirt at Target for $5.00. For the Wonder Woman type logo on the front, I bought a piece of gold fabric and some Wonder-Under and voila! 
The cape, headband, belt, lasso and skirt were from Lillian's costume. The skirt was a little long and big, so I added elastic to the bottom to make it more of a bubble. I love the volume the elastic created.
The gold wrist protectors were made from some gold fabric and Velcro I had.
The purple boots she had from her normal wardrobe, and I added some white duct tape down the front.
Total: $8.00!

Stay tuned for more tomorrow....


  1. Awesome!!! Maya was Wonder woman when she was 4, and it was my favorite costume ever, but it was store bought and not nearly as cool as the one you made.

  2. Oh my gosh, you are such a cool mom! Love the costume... and the kid is a cutie too!

  3. Oh my gosh, you are such a cool mom! Love the costume... and the kid is a cutie too!

  4. why did it post my comment twice? sheesh.

  5. thanks for the comments. Bethany, blogger must know how much you love us!

  6. We love this costume. Isn't it fun to hunt for the perfect pieces at thrift stores or in your own closet or your friends? I can't wait to see what else you're going to show us!

  7. Well done Greta! Malley looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see her in person on Friday! xoxo

  8. You're amazing. Truly.

  9. Malley is AWESOME.
    And her mom is pretty cool too.