I didn’t dress up for the Friday night Treat Street thing. But I did dress up on Saturday for actual Halloween. Too bad hardly anyone saw my costume to appreciate all the work I did on my hair. It may have been easier to buy a wig.
After the lovely Friday night weather, Saturday was cold and rainy. My husband took the girls Trick-or-Treating through our neighborhood while I stayed home to pass out candy. I was kind of shocked at how few Trick-or-Treaters I had. Maybe five groups of kids total. And most of them were college students. In costume. I loved that
DIY Cruella Deville Costume
- Long, black dress.
- Fur coat.
- Red heels.
- Black evening gloves.
I used one of the gowns that I wear for singing performances and a white fox fur coat that I inherited from my grandmother. It was fun to have a reason to wear the coat! The red heels are shoes that I wear often, so they were also easy to come by.
Cruella wears red gloves, but I had black ones already so I just went with those.
Even if you don’t have these items readily available in your own closet, all of them are fairly easy to find at thrift stores. Faux fur coats may be a little trickier to find, but they are there!
For my hair, I just used colored hairspray. It took a really long time and it may have been easier to just purchase a Cruella wig, but I really liked the final effect! Add some red lipstick and black eyeliner, and you are ready to go!
My youngest told everyone that her sister was an “Evil Witch” for Halloween and Mommy was a “Mean, Evil Witch.” I got a kick out of that.
The meanest thing I did this year was offer to buy out my children’s candy. They could pick the ten best pieces (and hello! My neighborhood passed out a number of full-sized candy bars, so they got a lot more than I bargained for!) and sell the rest to us for ten dollars. It’s worth it to me to have happier children that aren’t hopped up on sugar for 3 weeks. I bought my youngest out with a Cinderella Barbie doll that cost me ten dollars at the store.
My oldest (age 9) wasn’t going to go for it, but in the end, she relented. My husband now has a lot of candy to take to his office and do something about, because it isn’t staying in this house!