I think babies in costume are adorable. But since I wasn’t even sure we would be doing anything on Halloween, I didn’t really want to buy a costume for Kalena. I thought about it (because they’re just SO cute) and in the end I decided just to make her one. It’s not great because a) I’m not a great seamstress, b) this is only the second thing I’ve sewn in YEARS, and c) combine a with b and you get VERY amateur stuff. Also, since Kalena doesn’t have very many sleepers that fit her, I didn’t want to permanently turn one of them into a costume, so everything is just pinned to the sleeper. Ghetto, I know. I used pink and purple material from old t-shirts for the hat, spikes, and tail. (Hence the not-quite-matched shades of pink.)
She managed to look cute and stay awake for the whole time we were at trunk-or-treat (an hour and a half past her normal bedtime) and then made it two whole blocks in the car before she fell asleep. Maybe next year she’ll get a costume AND some candy. Maybe we’ll eat all her candy for her again. You just never know.