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Challenge: Halloween Parade

Mad Haute-r

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We are pretty much Halloween fanatics at this house, so when I heard that the Today Parenting Team Challenge was Halloween costumes, I had a bit of a war with myself to figure out which of our costumes I would share with you all.

It really was no contest, as this has been one of the most pinned and re-pinned posts on my blog.

My all-time favorite DIY Halloween costume is my daughter's steampunk-inspired Mad Hatter costume, I called Mad Haute.

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This costume was a mix of store-bought pieces (the clip-on hat, the striped tights), crafty pieces (the tutu, the big bow tie) and things we found in our closets (the top, the vest, the shoes and a pair of winter gloves we cut the fingers off of.)

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My daughter (the age 9) loved wearing the smokey eye shadow, mascara, and burgundy lipstick. Now almost 14, she has become quite the expert at winged eyeliner. I might need to take a lesson.

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This giant tutu took 9 yards of tulle. There's a link in my blog to a tutorial.

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If I were to recreate this today, I would have her wear a pair of combat boots.

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Happy Halloween, friends! xx

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