Halloween Costume 2018

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Halloween Family Costume 2018

Pinocchio Family Costume

Here's the reveal!
Our family costume 2018!

 Happy Halloween from Geppetto, The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket 

In case you are new here, our Halloween costumes are always big deal. We take so much time figuring out our costumes. Because there is 4 of us. & we try to get things so specific to the characters. We try to upscale just about all of our costume needs. There are some things that are either easier to just buy or we can't find to make the costume.  I'll add costume details for what I can below.
You can check out our other  costumes here: Wreck it Ralph 

Geppetto aka Brandon: Was relatively easy. He already had a plain white shirt. At goodwill we found the vest. & just rolled up his work pants. We used felt to make it look like a buckle on his shoes. His mustache & glasses are from Amazon.

The Blue Fairy aka Me: I was slightly freaking out about my costume. I had decided I would just buy my costume because I had no idea what I would do. Turns out, no one dresses up as the blue fairy. Which is probally why everyone thought I was else Halloween night ha! All my searches were bring up actual blue fairies not THE blue fairy. We walked into goodwill & wouldn't you know it. The perfect shade of blue in a bridesmaid dress in my size! I couldn't believe it! & it was only $5! I added a light blue long sleeve shirt & sewed on some light blue sheer fabric that cost me a couple dollars on the arms.

Jiminy Cricket aka Kennedy: This was a little bit more difficult one to come up with. We were able to find green cord pants at goodwill. But really that was it. I thought for sure I would be able to find a little suit jacket or vest a Goodwill, as I feel people would get rid of that stuff easily. But nada. Kennedy's just about entire costume came from Amazon. I used white felt to give the illusion of her under shirt under her vest!

Pinocchio aka Kensley: Again I thought I would have a home run finding a black vest for her. But nothing, not even at Walmart. I did however, get a cheap $2 Walmart tee, cut off the sleeves & cut it down the middle to make it a vest. Then added on the ric rac trim. Her pants I was able to get off the clearance rack at Walmart that were khakis for $1 & dyed them red. For some reason, Red pants were impossible to find. I used felt for her collar & hat. I used this tutorial for her hat.

& there you have it! Our Halloween Costume for this year! What do you think we will have up our sleeves for next year?

Cedar Point's Halloweekends with Kids

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Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids

We had the most fun this weekend, kicking off fall as a family!

We were back in Cedar Point again, this time the whole park had been made over for Halloween!
& boy did they get it right!
Halloweekends is at select times on Friday - Sunday, Sept 19 - Oct 28th.
{small video of our fun posted below}

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | www.mrsmumaw.com
We went on a Sunday for their "Great Pumpkin Fest". 
On Fridays & Saturdays they have this plus their "Haunt", & some days with just the haunt.
From what I have heard the haunt is absolute amazing if you are into scary things & haunted houses.
I, myself am not one for those people & neither are girls; so I appreciated that things are very clearly marked, & they have certain days if you wish you avoid it.

NOTE: Also, if your schedule doesn't allow for the day of just the Pumpkin Fest, they have necklaces you can purchase to not be scared, or if you want to go to the haunt but not have everything up in the your face.

Cedar Point Halloweekends The Great Pumpkin Fest

First, there is so much to do! 

1. Don't forget your trick or treating bags. As you kiddos can go trick or treats at 10 different stations!

2. There is little activity areas ALL around the park. I dont even think we made it to all of them!
Some faves of my girls were the corn pit, mazes & the tractor ride!

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids The Great Pumpkin Fest 

3. Like any other time at CP there is always lots of fun entertainment! There was a band on the midway & highly recommend the Skeleton Crew, this show is for the whole family! They put on a heck of a show with some amazing stunts, while being a little creepy & spooky.

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | The Skeleton Crew

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | The Skeleton Crew

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | The Skeleton Crew

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | The Skeleton Crew

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids | The Skeleton Crew

4. I know I mentioned the decor, but they really went all out! The towns square is set up with all sorts of fun spooky boxs for you so see. The pumpkin carving were phenomenal making it so fun to look at every turn, & perfect for photo ops!

Cedar Point Halloweekends with Kids 

5. There is even fun games you find! We loved this eye spy game in Camp Spooky. We broke off into teams to see who could check everything off their list first. {Kensley & I won!} At the end you get a prize!

6. What is the Great Pumpkin fest without the Peanuts crew? You meet them, & have a dance party back in Camp Spooky! They are even dressed up for Halloween!

7.  At 4PM is the Great Pumpkin parade! The girls absolutely loved this! Nice time to wind down a little and get a break from walking! Everyone was adorable!

Cedar Point Great Pumpkin Parade

Cedar Point Great Pumpkin Fest Parade

Cedar Point Great Pumpkin Fest Parade

8. Whats a pumpkin fest, without pumpkins?! At the end of trick or treating, the card they give you will be all filled out. You head over to the pumpkin patch & pick your very own pumpkin! Then if you want you cant take it over & decorate it!

As you can see, Halloweekends has something for everyone. Not just your haunted house junkie, but also for us that love some good old fashion fall fun & all things not-so-scary.