My love for Halloween costumes is apparent. For the last 5 years, I’ve made the costumes for the most part, but that’s not how it started out. In fact, for many years the costumes were all purchased and my favorites were always from Pottery Barn kids. I worked there and waited until the end of the season and then snatched up all the best deals with my employee discount. I bought many years in advance and had many options in the same size. (I was picking them up for less than $10 a piece and I knew they’d get good use). So for several years after I quit working there we had costumes all lined up and then my kids kept growing and we needed costumes and that’s when I started making them.
But if I’m being honest, some of those Pottery Barn Kids costumes are still my favorites (in fact Briggs’ blue fish costume last year was Pottery Barn Kids purchased on ebay). Hunter’s Knight and Hallie’s Monarch butterfly are on my favorite’s list. They are extremely well made and I love the details – and they’re always comfortable which is high on the list of importance for kids.
Side note: Last year I was cleaning up the Halloween box when I was putting everything away and I went through all the costumes. I don’t have another child that will ever where that monarch butterfly but I couldn’t part with it. I loved it too much!