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Monday, 2 November 2015

Upcycled Halloween Costume : Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone.Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.


Also be great if you leave a comment and I will hop over and see what you have been up to. Most importantly link up and have fun hoping around!!

I am always one for leaving things until the last minute. When my daughter tried her old Halloween costumes on Saturday morning they did not fit.

Eek!!

Don't worry I said, we will think of something.

'Rushes around and panics' Thinking cap on!!

I went into the garage and find out all the old costumes she had collected over the years. Then I thought of an idea. " Lets up-cycled the old ones and make one dress that fits you"

She looked a little puzzled but let me work my magic on them!!


The 3 old costumes I used:


The end result:


Even long enough to wear next year!! 

I cut the arms off on costume to make arm warmers too.


My daughter admitted after, I thought you were going to make a complete mess of it!!

"She said" You did great, it is the best I have ever had because it is all my Halloween costumes in one.

Pictured below 5 years ago when she first had one of the dresses:


Now on to the party:

To join in the fun~
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  2. Visit a few blogs on the list to make the hop fun for everyone.
  3. Please try to include the Creative Monday button or a text link back to my blog in the post you are linking up.
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  1. So cute!! Thanks so much for the party and for your visits!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. So cute :) I love your daughter's costume!!
    Thank you for the party Claire

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  3. Great job refashioning three costumes into one, Claire. Have a great week!

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  4. What a clever way to have a unique costume! Your daughter is so lucky ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  5. Great last minute costume save - well done! My kids were always sorting theirs out last minute too when they were younger, sigh!

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  6. Fun costumes! I just love Halloween! Thanks for reminding me to join the link up on Twitter, Dear!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com/2015

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Dawn, love your posts :)

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  7. Thanks for another awesome party! So many things that I'm adding to my pinterest board :)

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    1. Thank you Lindsay, looking forward to your posts :)

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  8. omg that is so.. well.. creative! well done! i wish i had thought of that LOL I will for next year ;)

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    1. Aww thank you Laura :) Just managed to save the day !!

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  9. Such a great idea!!!!

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

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  10. Very clever costume AND you impressed your daughter--way to go! Thanks for the blog hop.

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    1. Hehe that was my main goal :):) thanks Donna ..

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  11. It's a good thing she liked the same colors, year after year! That looks great Claire!!

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    1. Thanks Maty, ha yes it is :) she loves pink,,

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  12. I love your blonde hair.
    Great link up, dear Claire.
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  13. How clever to combine all of the too-small costumes to make a new one! :)

    Hope your kids had fun tick or treating!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  14. You did a great job with the upcycled DIY costumes. The kids look great.

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  15. Wow that's so great for the environment - have a great week Claire!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  16. Thanks for hosting the fun party Claire.
    The kids costumes are so nice and they are getting BIG! Time goes so fast.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie, it is amazing how quickly they grow :(

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  17. Wow! What a wonderful idea and clever idea! I love the result!

    Beauty by Miss L Weekly Fashion Link Up! 

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  18. What a fun way to use up old costumes to make the best one ever!! Love it. So clever.

    Xo Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  19. Well done, her costume looks fantastic!

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    1. Aww thank you Jenn, so glad she loved it :)

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  20. Great costume !! your are creative !!!

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  21. Oh, you did a wonderful job on transforming your daughter's costumes! So cute seeing the original look, too.

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    1. Thanks :) I can't believe it we brought it her 5 years ago...

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  22. Thank-you for hosting! I know it takes a lot of your time.

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  23. What a great costume! Love the way you put the old costumes together to form a new one :)

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  25. Just wanted to thank you for hosting another fantastic party. So much to read so little time. LOL. I hope you get a chance to check out our Creative Challenge Link Party. Best wishes, Darlene

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  26. Quite Brilliant, I think I like the new version better than the original, though it is lovely to have it as a point of comparison. A great use of something you would have had to pass on or throw away. Thank you for hosting Creative Mondays and for joining me for Trash2Treasure

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  27. Thanks for hosting - have an amazing week! :-)

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  28. Brilliant Upcycled Costume Claire!!! Thanks for hosting once again. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  29. thanks for the party the costume looked so adorable have a great week zen hugs and frankies says purrs

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  30. That's fantastic, very creative, I'm not sure I would have done as good a job as you. #Trash2Treasure

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