Friday, October 22, 2010

Homemade Minnie Mouse Costumes

I am so excited that this is the first year I have ever attempted and successfully made both of my kids costumes. PLUS, one for my precious niece. What a thrill. The best part for me is it cost me nothing for both my kids costumes. Right now I will just focus on the Minnie Mouse costume. It is a custom beautifully made dress with all brand new material. How did I do it for free?


Bartering...

My daughter heard from her Aunt Lauren she was dressing McKenna (Lawson's cousin) as Minnie Mouse. Lawson was convinced from that moment on that she was also going to be Minnie Mouse. Good bye Princesses (thank goodness!) Then my sister, Lauren, asked me if I would make her McKenna's outfit. Our deal we worked out was I make the dresses she bought the material. It was a win-win for both of us. My sister bought the material from fabric.com had it shipped to me. I had a pattern that I could alter for Lawson and my sister purchased a new pattern for McKenna.

My cost...nothing. It cost me time but when I am working on something special for my kids or my niece it is all a labor of love!



Lawson LOVES her Minnie Mouse Costume.

I currently do not have any pictures of McKenna in her costume but I will by Monday. Yippee!! My sister and McKenna are traveling down here as I type. I can't wait to see them and to get the two Minnie Mouse/Mice together. How cute is that going to be???

Moral of my story...bartering is a beautiful thing when you are on a very tight budget!! Thanks, sister!!

Also, don't forget to link up to my linky party and enter in my giveaway!! End Saturday Oct 23rd at Midnight!



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7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love it! Can't wait to see McKenna in her costume! Hope you guys have a great visit.

Vivienne said...

Adorable!

Lori said...

Very pretty!


I'm doing well, but sooo busy at work I can't stand it. Thanks for entering. Yes, my sister still has her shop.

Here's the link.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/xpresurself

How are you doing?

Melissa said...

Great job and wonderful barter.

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

This is too cute! And kudos on the bartering. I'd love for you to come link it up to my Halloween costume contest.

Krista
http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-costume-contest.html

kasthurirajam said...

model is so cute in this dress

Tasha said...

Super cute. I am a big Disney fan too. Love it.

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