Apartment Therapy recently did a wonderful round-up of homemade literary-themed Halloween costumes for kids. (Seriously: dig the Alice costume from the Misha Lulu blog!) I do love book-related costumes, but I'm not so great with the whole homemade thing. The Dorothy and Alice costumes you see under the blog title? Thank you, big box store.
But this is what we did last year: Big Sis was Pippi Longstocking. Because we seem to go to many events that require a costume, the wig my mother made for her didn't last. Lucky for us, we had orange hairspray on hand, a prize she won at a birthday party only a couple weeks before. I'm still pretty proud of this costume, so I thought I'd show it off!
We love Pippi. Big Sis was a bit disappointed that so few kids her age knew who she was, but oh! The grown-ups knew! I read the Lauren Child-illustrated edition (from the library) to her when she was in preschool, then a year later, she decided to use an Amazon Christmas gift card to buy a copy for herself! Of course, we read it again. Pippi is so funny, and we love Lauren Child, too. (I would link to Lauren Child's website, milkmonitor.com, but at this time, I get an error message saying the domain has expired. Here is the link to the official Charlie & Lola website, though.)
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Bonus Saturday Post: Pippi Longstocking, My Favorite Costume
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