Saturday, 17 October 2015

Baby Charley's Halloween Costume

Baby Charley's Halloween Costume 

It's Halloween once again, and this year is very special because it's Baby Charley's first! What makes it more special is that it's also her first Trick or Treat as our family is part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines' 2nd Spooky Circus Halloween at Sky Ranch Tagaytay this October 17.

The Options 
We prepared and personalised each treat for the kids. Baby Charley may be too young to enjoy the treats, but she's cute enough to join the costume contest. My first choice for her was Madeline, the little French girl. I was thinking Baby Charley would look so cute when she wore the little blue dress with red ribbon and yellow fedora. However, Madeline has short hair while my daughter is sooo kalbo. 

Our first choice, Madeline. (c) Pinterest 
Perhaps she could be Charley Brown instead? She'd just wear a yellow shirt and a pair of brown shorts and shoes. I must say, I like the pun, too.
Option # 2: Charlie Brown
Her Ninang Ella then bought her a fish costume, Baby Charley looked so cute and fat on her costume, she'd be cutest and chubbiest clown fish ever!

We were already prepared to make her a fish when I told her Ninang Debbie about it. She said the fish and the Madeline costumes were too simple, and if I wanted, she could even make a fairy dress for Baby Charley!

It was then that an idea struck me. Maybe she could make a costume for Baby Charley? I really wanted the Madeline costume (the literature buff in me), but I also wanted her to be unique so she could stand out.

Please make her a Star Wars costume, I said. Maybe a Girl Yoda or Princess Leia.

But my roommate (my husband, btw) was very firm that Baby Charley wouldn't be Yoda. She has often been mistaken for a baby boy several times, and he'd prefer it if the costume would be a girl. Princess Leia it is.

The Dress 
Princess Char-leia
There's no problem making Baby Charley's dress, It's just a long sleeve ankle-length white dress. It was then accessorised with a grey snap-on belt with white crystals. Actually the material used for Baby Char-leia's dress was just extra from the dress made for another customer. How tipid was that?!

The Hair 
Princess Leia has these cute rich buns on each side of her head. These buns are her ultimate trademarks. However, Baby Charley doesn't have much hair, so it was big problem for us because she couldn't be Princess Char-leia without those buns. They gotta be there!

After much experimenting and googling we finally found a solution, DIY! With three plastics of dark brown yarn, an old baby cap, and some dark threads, Ninang Debbie worked on her magic. After jsut a few days, our Princess Char-leia's costume and headdress were ready the Trick or Treat.


R2D2, not the lunch box
Princess Leia's favourite sidekick, R2D2, would surely complete Baby Charley's costume. Although it could still be made, it might take time and might not make it to the event.

Tita Cecille to the rescue! 

My good friend and Baby Charley's loved tita, fortunately, loves Star Wars, so it was no surprise that her lunch box is no other than R2D2. It even makes this crazy robot's beeps and blinks. It was the perfect sidekick for Baby Charley during the event.
R2D2 lunchbox
The Force Was With Us
On the day of Mommy Bloggers Philippines' Spooky Circus Halloween at Sky Ranch, Baby Charley wore her Princess Leia costume. She was sooooo cute and became an instant hit with many mommies there. I was happy that Baby Charley cooperated and was in a good mood all day. There were also many cute kids in the event - ghosts, ninjas, Disney princesses, fairies, bees, mermaids, Buzz Light Year, Ninja Turtle, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, witches, crayons, and many more. I could say that Baby Charley was an obvious product of geek parents.

The happiest contest on stage! 

Princess Snowwhite won third place while the Ninja Turtle won second place .

The force was strongest with us because Baby Charley won first place!

The cutest Star Wars Princess ever! 
Yay! We got to take home a huge donut tower and 24 honey glazed donuts - all from our favourite Donut place, Krispy Kreme! Plus some bragging rights that Baby Charley won best in costume, which would last until the next halloween! :D



Our prize plus 24 donuts! 

Here are some Baby Charley's cuteness as Princess Leia. We can't wait for the next Halloween while Baby Charley doesn't have the vocabulary to argue with us.





With Bumblebee 

withe one of the ghosts! 



51 comments:

  1. Oo naman mommy, the force should be strong in this one! Love the costume. Congratulations for winning first place. Sayang! We were supposed to follow but I wasn't sure if we could join without having registered prior.

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    1. Aw, thank you Mommy.Sayang, you missed all the fun! :)

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    2. Biglaan kasi yung car na nahiram namin. Sayang talaga!

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  2. Hello baby Charley, I miss your overload cuteness! Congrats sabi nga ba namin ikaw ang mananalo eh. Kisses from me and Bumblebee :*

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    1. aaawwww! Thank you po!! Bumblebee is cute, too! And likot! :) katuwa!! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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  3. Congrats!! :) So creative and so adorable! :) speaking of costumes, I have to prepare the kids' costumes for this Friday's trick or treat already. Ciao! :)

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    1. Thank you!! Good luck preparing!! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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  4. So gigil. Super dooper cute. I can't wait to dress my kids too :)

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    1. Thank you!! Kids are really cute to dress up!! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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  5. Oh, she's so cute! That Princess Leia look suits her perfectly. Nakaka-gigil si Charley =)

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    1. Thank you! :) and thank you for dropping by! :)

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  6. Super cute costume! I love the lunchbox idea too. Sad that we had to miss this. Maybe next year. :)

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    1. Yes, the lunchbox is such a winner talaga! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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  7. She was my top 1, haha. I'm a big fan of Star Wars, I also made a Princess Leia costume when my daughter was 8 months old, but everything was crocheted from the hair to the shoes.
    It's here on one of my older posts.

    http://katthecraft.blogspot.com/2015/06/cute-crochet-hats.html

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  8. ZOMG ang cute! Totally deserving of that prize! How I wish my boy will allow me to get him a Halloween costume this year huhu

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    1. Thank you! This is the good thing while they're still babies. They cant complain much yet. :) Good luck!!! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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  9. Ang cute naman ni Princess Leia. I just resigned from my work though so I won't be joining any Halloween events this year, I guess. Plus, hindi rin ako nag prepare. Maybe next year! :)

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    1. See you next year, Mommy!! :) thank you for dropping by! :)

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    1. Thank you sooo much!! and thank you for dropping by! :)

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  11. It's so nice to see your family! Kisses to Charley!!! :) See you again in our future blogging event. :D

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    1. thank you!! :) I'm enjoying blogging more because Baby charley gets to experience a lot of fun things with other kids, too. :) Yes, see you!! :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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  12. Cutie Patootie! Her costume is just in time for the 7th installment of the Star Wars saga.. :)

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    1. HAHAHA! Yes. She's a product of geeky parents. :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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    1. Thank you. It's really trial and error on what would work for us. :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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  14. Ang cute!!! Last year was my daughter's first as well. Aga kong bumili ng costume. Excited much. :) I love that trick or treatin' is a big deal here in Pinas na din. It adds fun to the season.

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    1. Heheheh. Yes. Plus the kids get to enjoy the loots and the games, too. :) WOW! Congratulations!! :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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  15. Wow! very creative and imaginative of you! looks great on her too!

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    1. Thank you. It was really an effort to make her costume. :) Thank you for sharing, :)

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  16. Ang cute ni baby and ang cute din ng costume. Too bad I wasn't bale to join the MBP halloween Party

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    1. thank you! We'll see you next year then. :) thanks for visiting! :)

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  17. Baby Charley is the cutest! and i love her costume! :-)

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    1. Thank you po! :) It was a DIY made by her Ninang. :) Thank you for visiting! :)

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  18. She's so cute :) And those chubby cheeks :P

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    1. Thank you. :) she got those chubby cheeks even during her ultrasound pa. :)
      Thank you for visiting. :)

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  19. she looks really lovely and yes what a beautiful princess lea. she should meet my young anakin :)

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  20. HOLY FORCE! The force of cuteness!

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  21. Too cute! Huhu. I love kidsss. I wanna kiss those chubby cheeks of baby charley!

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  22. eeep. I'd die of cuteness. <3 she is super adorbs and that dress would really be cute on her.

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  23. She's soooo cute! and she looks like she really enjoyed the event.

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  24. OMG such cute pictures, baby char is so cute. Congrats no the first prize, well deserved.
    -Heena, www.iCynosure.in

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  25. The Madeline looks cute but you chose a better costume! The baby look so cute too, btw! :)

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  26. so cute.. hehee i miss my niece and nephews being this young.. they just look so adorable.. hehe

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  27. Cute kiddo! My son didn't wear his costume during the Halloween party here and most of the time I only carried him. Scared of the participants.

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  28. Awwwwwwww your baby isssss soooo cute! Nanggigigil ako. Hahahaha pwera usog haahhah :) nice costume. Hala! Gusto ko na din ng baby hahahaha!

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  29. I'm a huge fan of Star Wars and children! OMG! Do adorable!!!

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  30. Omg so cute!!! And very timely with new upcoming Star Wars film.

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  31. lol really cute in the princess Leia outfit. :D

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  32. Star wars! Awesome! Youre baby looks so adorable :)

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