I have always enjoyed Halloween. Perhaps it is because you get to step outside yourself for a day, or maybe it is the candy...
As with any type of cast or brace, figuring out what to wear can be a challenge. Halloween costumes are no exception. However, as I realized, it really wasn't too hard figuring out a way to rock Halloween while wearing the boots/brace!
Back when I had more energy, and less kids with opinions... we used to have themes to our costumes. I think my favorite year was when we did "Harry Potter". My oldest son, Cyrus, was Harry, my husband was Professor Snape, and I went as Madam Hooch.
This year, the only theme we could come up with was an Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck combo for the three younger boys. My oldest was not into the idea at all. So a week before Halloween, we set out to find costumes. Needless to say, we could not find an actual "Bugs Bunny" or "Daffy Duck" costume. We did mange to locate a rabbit costume, but no duck, not a black one, not a yellow fuzzy one... nothing.
At this point we decided that Elmer Fudd and a random bunny would work, and we would find something else for Cecil. However, when it was time to go to our Halloween event, Elmer Fudd aka- Caspian pleaded...ok... he is 2, he cried and screamed something like "waff" or "grrr" until I figured out he wanted to wear the giraffe (that has been in our play basket for a while now) costume.
Longish story short... Cecil is going as a Monkey! I know, it has nothing to do with the Elmer Fudd theme, but... it is super cute and will accommodate the braces/bar just fine!
The nice thing about most "infant" costumes you can buy (I have no costume making skills) is they are often onsie like. Most have open feet or plenty of space in the foot area. If nothing else, you can cut the toes out (as I have done to many, many footed sleepers).
But, sometimes a costume isn't needed, so I came up with a few ideas of other ways to dress them up for Halloween!
One thought I had was to get a super cute Halloween onesie, and pair it with some adorable baby leg warmers like these.
While I'm talking baby leg warmers, I would like to say they are likely the single most amazing thing for the casting and boot/brace stage. Either they weren't really around 5 years ago, or I just didn't find them, but they have made things SO.MUCH.EASIER this time. Pair these with a long sleeve onsie for bedtime, and middle of the night diaper changes are a breeze!
And, if I had a girl... I would totally get an outfit just like this, because, I am obsessed with them... but, I have 4 boys...
While I was searching on ETSY, I found these adorable bar covers!
Even though these aren't in a Halloween print, Sarah from PurelyInspired361 is totally willing to make them in holiday themed fabrics (Christmas pictures anyone??)
Anyway... who says you can't be as adorable as ever and still rock your Ponseti gear!
Anyone have more ideas or tips on dressing up for Halloween while sporting the boots/braces... or even the casts? Let me know in the comments below!
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