Creepy Creatures

Katherine Heigl - Halloween vampire costume
This vampire is eating for two...Mwaa Haaa Haaa Haaaaaaa!

This Halloween I had to forgo hand made costumes and go the route of the busy working mom and buy them instead. Whether you’re a working mom or not, sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming and in order to stay balanced you gotta prioritize. Though I had every intention of making costumes and had even bought the material and patterns, I realized slaving away on my sewing machine behind closed doors was not how I wanted to spend my down time this October. So, I bagged the DIY part and hit up Etsy for some fantastic finds my little ladies would love. 

Naleigh informed me back in July that she wanted to be a scary vampire this year. Adalaide vacillated between a cat, a spider and a bat. I ended up making the decision for her when I found a fantastic spider queen costume on Etsy. I then found a gorgeous dress for Naleigh that was reminiscent of another time and era and totally perfect for the 1800’s vampire I planned to turn her into. The price of the dress was a bit high but it was so perfect I decided to go for it anyway. I told Naleigh she’d be wearing it for the next three Halloween’s to make up for the cost! Once I had the dresses all that was left to purchase where vampire teeth and a cape for Naleigh and some make up for both girls. I hit up Cinema Secrets in Burbank California and was blown away by the sheer volume of Halloween costumes, props and makeup the place stocked. It was so amazing that I couldn’t help but get into the spirit of things and ended up with a costume for myself. Even Josh left with a costume in hand. I didn’t have a ton of options due to my ever expanding belly but I knew I wouldn’t have any issues fitting into a cape, so I decided to be the mama vampire to Naleigh’s child vampire and Adalaide’s spider princess and that’s how our wicked family theme was born! Unfortunately Josh did not get the memo and chose to be a Disney character. Though “The Beast” really didn’t fit in with our wicked creature vibe he was a pretty big hit among all the trick or treaters out that night, especially when he’d break into the classic Disney song “Beauty and the Beast”. All in all the night was a huge success and the girls made out like bandits in the candy department. Whether I have time or not to make them, I think I’ll continue the family costume theme for as long as I can get away with it. Maybe next year I’ll even convince Josh to get on board!

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  • Monica

    LOVE your halloween costumes!!! thanks for sharing! i always look forward to your posts! can’t wait for thanksgiving and christmas!

    November 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply
  • Rsven

    I love it.

    November 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • Ashley Anthony


    November 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply
  • Melissa Reason

    Love the costumes. You all looked amazing! Look forward to seeing what the future holds. Congrats on your new wee one. So exciting!

    November 4, 2016 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • Lauren

    When I was little all my friends were princesses and I was ALWAYS a wicked witch, with jars full of slime and spiders on my dress!
    You seem like an awesome mum 🙂 I love the spider on Adalaide’ s head and that shot of Naleigh with her eyes closed is beautiful.

    November 5, 2016 at 9:00 am Reply
  • MicheleC.

    Absolutely love this!

    November 5, 2016 at 11:37 am Reply
  • henriette

    so great 🙂 the pics are so amazing

    November 5, 2016 at 11:40 am Reply
  • Sandra

    These pictures are amazing!!! I love the costumes!!! I also thought it was really funny that Josh sang his part with his incredible voice 😉

    November 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Alberta [@KatieHeiglIT]

    You guys look so good together, and your girl are beautiful. Love your family! Love from Italy xx

    November 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • Neisha Alvarado

    I have loved you for so many years, now with this blog you are inspiring me. I think this blog is a gift to your fans
    You family is beautiful, I can see how much you love your children and the one coming soon 🙂 God bless you always!

    November 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Vickie Pacheco

    Amazing! Your costumes scream “Halloween” and I love the makeup! Well Done! Your daughters are so pretty and pretty cool 😉

    November 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • Sharon Bandhold

    Thanks for sharing your Halloween costumes, Ms. H! I just love to see.when you are a regular person! I’m excited for you about your baby, too. Have a great day!

    November 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Lorena from Brazil

    Super cool! Your kids are adorable!!!

    November 27, 2016 at 5:42 am Reply
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