This year (2019) I wanted to do a homemade family costume. Something the three of us could stop traffic in. (pun intended) A costume that was unique, something I had never seen, but also something that everyone could relate too. I got the idea over the summer as I was teaching my children to use the crosswalks signals on a family walk. As the kids were arguing about who would push the crosswalk button, I was thinking Halloween opportunity.
If you know me, you know I have a strong creative side but can not sew or have access to a sewing machine. Which means our homemade costumes are limited. With some poster board, glue stick, duck tape, pencil, battery operated lights and a total of 18 batteries my crosswalk and traffic lights came to life.
The hardest part of this project was convincing my 8 year old daughter (Ruby) and 7 year old son (Beck) to be crosswalk signals. As these are not your typical elementary age Halloween costumes. My daughter had her heart set on dressing up as a bumble bee. And my son wanted to be Slappy from the Goosebumps stories.
We made a deal where I had to create the costumes first and then they would decide. Challenge accepted. After they both saw the costumes turned on in the dark, they were in.
Cheers to our successful 2019 family Halloween costumes and the memories we have made wearing them.