October is here and we have one thing on our minds — Halloween costumes! As fun as picking out your own costume, you know what’s better? Deciding with your kiddos on how they’ll dress to celebrate this year. So when our friend Cassidy June, who created a beautiful room with PBTeen, told us she and some of her mama friends were going to complement their kids’ Pottery Barn Kids Halloween costumes with a homemade costume for the moms, we knew these would be looks we’d have to share. Not only are the pairings so creative, they’re simple enough to replicate at home! Today, Cassidy takes us through how she and her friends perfected each costume pairing.
My most memorable Halloween nights were the ones where my parents dressed up with me. I decided to get some of my favorite mamas together to re-live those memories with our own children. Luckily, Pottery Barn Kids has the perfect costumes that every mama could easily coordinate with!
Gold Snow Fairy and her Pixie Dust
Mama and Kiddo: Cassidy and Rylie
My daughter flipped when she saw the Gold Snow Fairy costume in our Pottery Barn Kids catalog! I asked her what I should be if she was a fairy, and she said very matter of fact “pixie dust.” I thought it was a great idea but didn’t know how to make it work! My friend Abby (aka Field of Flowers below) suggested I go in the back of my closet and pull out the sparkly dress every mother owns but never gets a chance to wear. Perfect! So if your kiddo wants to be a fairy, pull out that sequin dress you haven’t worn in ages but never gave away, toss some glitter in the air, and sparkle on!
Field of Flowers and Bumble Bee
Mama and Kiddo: Abby and Lili
Guess what mamas?! The flower crown trend is not going anywhere, and lucky for us it makes the perfect field of flowers accessory! This look took about 10 minutes to make. We found an inexpensive green shift dress and glued on some faux flowers. Lili had fun buzzing around her mom and coming in for a landing to get some kisses.
Mother of Dragons and Her Dragon Entourage
Mama and Kiddos: Isobel + Holden and Grayson
When we saw the Pottery Barn Kids Dragon costume, with its adorable little gold belly, we knew that channeling our inner-Khaleesi, from Game of Thrones, would be the perfect mama/babe combo! You could go all out with a Khaleesi ensemble, but we kept it easy with a simple text shirt and dramatic skirt. The Mother of Dragons is known for her powerhouse braids, so use this as an excuse to rock your best braid!
Text shirt: A Little Bundle
Black train skirt: Bel and Beau Shop
Rainbow and Raincloud
Mama and Kiddo: Nikki and Imogen
The rainbow is one of our absolute favorite Pottery Barn Kids costumes (And due to huge popularity, sold out online)! Nikki is the crafty mom of the bunch, so she took it upon herself to create a raincloud using a kids’ umbrella, lots and lots of cotton, and paper raindrops. The little curly-haired rainbow that followed her around put a smile on everyone’s faces.
We all had a lot of fun getting in the costume spirit with Pottery Barn Kids! We figure if we dress up too, we won’t feel as guilty for eating all the Halloween candy the morning after….happy trick-or-treating! Check out more photos from this shoot at Small Fry Blog.