halloween bones

I thought I'd have a few more years of picking Oscar's Halloween costume (last year he was a blue bird), but it is hard to resist his heart's true desire.  This kid LOVES bones.  He is going nuts for all of the skeleton decorations around town.  Except they are not skeletons ... they are "Halloween Bones."

When I showed him the completed costume yesterday, he said, "Cute!  Wear it!" and has wanted to wear it every minute since.

It makes him jump for joy.

The costume is a cross between this toddler skeleton costume from Craft Passion and my friend Chelsea's Pottery Barn knock-off skeleton costume.  I loved bits of both.  I used white fleece for my bones.  I thought it would hold up to repeated washing better than felt.

I also made him a little skull-cap hat using this pattern from Leila and Ben.
 


We had a little playgroup Halloween party this morning, and Oscar looked really cute in his costume.

Speaking of cute:

Ruby is a doll-face.  I mean, I know I'm her mom, and that means I think she's gorgeous by default ... but am I wrong?  So cute.  She was a chubby teddy bear today since I haven't finished her real costume.


Hooray for Halloween!  I inherited my love for Halloween from my mom - her dad's birthday was October 31 (and he had a major sweet tooth), so naturally it was a big holiday for her family.  She always made it a special day for us growing up with playfully spooky decorations, yummy treats, and fantastic homemade costumes.  I'm so glad I now get to pass on the Halloween love to my kids.

33 comments:

Liv said...

Oh I wish my baby was as roly-poly as your little teddy bear!

maddmomma said...

Your post made me SMILE! So glad you are having a fun time with Halloween costumes! Oscar is right...he does look cute, and sweet Ruby sure is a cuddly teddy bear! I'm glad that you dressed up too! What's Jared going to be??? Sending lots of love!

Mommyto2 said...

They are both so adorable and that chubby bear costume is so cute even though its so simple! love it

Chelsea said...

Jill!! I love it so much- Great minds think alike! Ha! That skull cap is awesome!! Wish we lived closer so our little guys could hang out in their "bones" Your little Ruby is such a little doll! Hope you guys have a Happy Halloween!!

Emily said...

Jill, this is totally adorable!

Kourtney said...

Love the costumes... great job! Did you use felt for the bones? Hope you all have a Happy Halloween!

Thrift Store Mama said...

Without a doubt, it is SO fun doing things with my kids that I loved as a kid. Halloween definitely ranks at the top, as does playing at the pool.

Melanie said...

That "hip bone's connected to the... thigh bone" song is now stuck in my head! Absolutely adorable, and extra fun for Oscar since he wanted to be Halloween bones so much. He'll remember it for a while for sure.

dana said...

okay. that's got to be the cutest bones outfit I've ever seen. I love the exposed stitches. Lucy was looking over my shoulder as I looked at this and said, "ooooo. I wish I could have jammies like that!"
Maybe I should make a hot pink girl version :)

mshaw said...

Jill, I am a big fan of your fun crafts and blog. It is a great creative outlet. So dang cute! My x-ray tech mind noticed that the lower leg bones were reversed but don't let that spoil your Halloween fun unless you are in a room full of x-ray techs!! Thanks for sharing your creative mind.

homemade by jill said...

oops! I should have known better. Luckily, Oscar hasn't taken anatomy just yet. I doubt he'll notice. :)

Mob said...

love, love, love the skeleton!
I have made a ghost and a mummy, but this skeleton is definitely on the list for next year. Awesome!

http://www.mobmom.wordpress.com

Cheryl said...

ADORABLE. All three of you. Nice seeing this last photo. I have been reading your blog since you were preparing Oscar's nursery in NY. Nice to see you here with two kiddos!

I had a question for you. Where you do you find your great clipart or digital art/scrapbook papers? I haven't seen anything great online to download. Thanks!

Krista said...

Great costume! I made my son's - he's being Santa - and he refuses to put it on - even though he decided he wanted to be Santa. Toddlers.

The Henrich Family said...

love it!

Roeckers said...

adorable! Very cute pics of him! Great job!

EightBabyLegs said...

yay, to hand made costumes! my little guy insists on being a shark this year! my biggest battle will be keeping the fin up!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

OH Jill! Your kids are just so dang cute! I remember when I started following your blog, Oscar was so little and now look at him! What a handsome little guy! (and your daughter is so cute and chunky!)

Anonymous said...

Your children are completely adorable, but also you, my friend are radiant and look absolutely wonderful! When my kids were babies I barely brushed my hair!

Red de rOuge said...

Great and wonderfull idea!!!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

Oh my goodness! Love those bones! You make such fabulous stuff! Lucky kids!

BTW, I have to tell you... I was looking for a new mat to put by the front door, and there was this bin full of those rugs for kids to run their toy cars on. My husband commented on how he would have loved one of those when he was a kid. That led to my telling him about the one you made for Oscar. When we got home, I showed it to him. He was really impressed and saying how very cool it is! Crafty praise from a man! LOL

Jacqui said...

ADORABLE picture, you all look awesome! Happy Halloween!

Nikki said...

love the bones costume. the stitching detail really makes it special. my grandma's birthday was October 31st too. halloween has always been a big deal in our family. We love homemade costumes and spooky treats. It makes for lots of fun memories.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Oh Jill! Oscar's costume is awesome!! And Ruby's - well her's is stinkin' cute as well!! Great family photo momma! Jenn

lisa said...

C.U.T.E! I love Halloween, and the dressed up kiddos!

BECKY said...

ADORABLE pic of you and your loves!

Dark Rose Knits said...

You have done such an awesome job on those costumes! My friend and I are putting on the finishing touches to her boys' costume. They both wanted to be Link and they are turning out so much better than anything she could have found in a store!

iknitipurl said...

love the costumes. lovely family too.

Rockin Rosenau's said...

I love rubys hat! did you make it?

Meg said...

I am in love with these children.

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Melissa said...

I love your halloween costumes! So clever & thoughtful! Thanks for sharing.

Jaimee said...

Those bones, those bones! LOVE it. I'm including this in a mega Handmade Halloween Costume round up post on my blog this week : )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com