Fairy Tales Do Come True: Costume Ideas for Halloween
Please welcome back guest editor Kathryn McNally, owner of Poppys Collection, who has put together a fabulous post dedicated to helping you find the perfect costumes for your kiddos this Halloween. The Kelley clan has already picked our favorites and can’t wait to debut them for you come October 31st! Enjoy!
When we were kids, Halloween costumes were usually a homemade, do-it-yourself kind of project. We made robots out of recycled boxes and painted egg cartons, we fashioned ghosts from pillowcases, and we taped skeleton bones onto garbage bags. Folksy and a bit laughable by today’s standards, but we didn’t have the choices we have today.
Perhaps nowadays we have too many choices. Every store including the drugstore seems to carry mass-produced children’s costumes made of cheap moulded plastic and polyester. They fall apart before we can usher our little ones out the door on Halloween night. Wouldn’t it be nice if children’s costumes were made to last?
At Poppys Collection, we believe in timeless, elevated and playful designs. Many of our costumes are designed and made by parents because parents know best. All of our costumes are heirloom quality and either hand-sewn or American-made.
Most importantly, our costumes are designed to spark your child’s imagination and create powerful memories. No matter if they want to be a dragon, knight, wizard, or princess, all their fairytale dreams can come true. And not just for one night, but for years to come.
These magical dragon’s wings are hand-made in Savannah, Georgia of natural Kona® cotton and printed with eco/kid-friendly inks. Whether your little dragon is of the fire-breathing or treasure-guarding variety, they’ll be delighted to flap around in these delightful, quilted wings. The hand printed dragon hat has a quilted flare made to last for years of play, make believe and mayhem!
Ahoy Matey! We’ve got the perfect costumes for outfitting all your aspiring pirates, mermaids and other seafaring friends. Our pirate costume, complete with a detachable parrot named Manuel, is the key to finding that buried treasure. The vest is printed in soft, red twill and lined in durable Kona® cotton.
Our artisanal tutu dresses are hand-crafted, hand-dyed and reminiscent of theatrical, vintage ballet costumes from France. The dramatic black swan tutu dress is designed to be treasured for years to come and draws inspiration from the mythology of old haunted ballet theatres. The elegant black swan is hand embellished and stitched with tulle ribbons, sparkly sequins, and crystal beads, while the soft tulle, layered skirt is lined with the softest natural cotton underskirt for comfort.
No phone booth needed! Our cape costumes will instantly transform your little hero into a fearless defender of justice. They’ll love soaring through the sky and saving the day so much, they’ll want to be a superhero every day. No problem! Our capes are made of 100% natural cotton canvas with a double-stitched Velcro neck-closure for added durability.