Transformation is not a word we normally associate with Halloween, but I realized that’s exactly why we love Halloween. For one evening, we get to transform ourselves into someone else.
My life has transformed quite a bit this last year. My kids are in a different school situation, which of course has become a whole new situation for me too. My life is filled with lots of new people and places and some days it is exhilarating and others just plain overwhelming.
I haven’t dressed up for Halloween since I was my daughter’s age, because it is so much work to come up with an IDEA for a costume, and then more work to actually put the thing together. We are invited to a costume party where adults have to dress up too, so no chickening out for me this year. And once I got into it, especially this year, I realized I love the idea of transforming into someone else.
Just for fun, or if you are looking for easy DIY ideas, check these out.
- Pinterest (for inspiration of course!
- Some kid and adult ideas
- Crochet ideas amongst some knitting
- And, a simple DIY video to help you transform your best LBD and boots, if you so choose. This almost became my costume, but I asked everyone to vote on Facebook, and another idea got the vote…
And the idea that won the vote this year – Katniss Everdeen. I have the shirt, the skinny jeans, the boots and the long hair for a true Katniss braid. Now back to the knitting so it’s done in time for me to transform. Photos to come as soon as it’s done!