Dressing up for Halloween is one of our favorite things to do, but it can get very pricey. For as far back as we can remember, we have been putting together costumes with as few store-bought items as possible. We love to be creative and use what we have at home to prepare for this holiday each year while saving a few bucks at the same time.

Last year at Halloween time, we created decorative masks to use with our bird themed costumes; a peacock, a penguin, and a flamingo. However, we were so busy working on this big project that when the time came to actually put the costumes on and wear them out, we simply were not up to it. This year though, Tami had her mind set on one costume only … the one she did not wear last year. She decided to bring in a few friends to “finish off the flock”.

Here is a close up look at the masks (flamingo, peacock, and penguin) we made last year:

Tami (on left) and Arin (on right) had “tutu” much fun in the tutus they created. Tami made hers from scratch with just a few materials; a couple yards of hot pink sparkly tulle, a scissor, and a large piece of ribbon. She kept all of the material in one area so that there would be a large pouf where the flamingo’s tail would be. Arin’s tutu was purchased and then embellished with peacock feathers at home. It’s not too late, follow this link if you’d like to make a tutu of your own this Halloween:
Birds of a feather really do flock together … These girls had so much fun last Thursday night at the Guardians LA Halloween event in their bird themed costumes!
We couldn’t leave little Ava out of the fun! Although her wings are more fairy than bird, she looks forward to sporting her own tutu this Halloween. (Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at the costume she will be wearing this Thursday night.) Happy 1st Halloween to this adorable fairy princess and to all of our readers from Side by Side Design.

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