My four daughters have always been fans of Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry and her friends have reinvented themselves many times over the years. The classic Strawberry Shortcake from 1980 is not our favorite. Personally, I’m not a fan of the recent changes to her appearance either. Strawberry Shortcake looks more like a teenager than a little girl’s doll these days. The girls and I prefer the 2003 version of Strawberry and her friends. We took our cues from videos and dolls from that era to make our Strawberry Shortcake and Angel Cake Halloween Costumes.
Making the Angel Cake costume was easy, but not cheap. We found a pair of baggy overalls at Target and ordered a bucket hat from Amazon. Luckily, we already had an H & M sweater that resembled Angel Cake’s. I made two side ponytails in her hair. Next, we folded her hair upward to make a loop, then tied it in place with a ribbon. That was easy!
The biggest investment for the Strawberry Shortcake Costume was a $16 shirt from Amazon. We can always reuse it for a Where’s Waldo costume someday (that’s what I tell myself when I spend money on frivilous things like costumes that will be used for only one day). We also bought a $2 can of red hairspray from Target. We had everything else. My 19 year-old daughter wore the same Strawberry Shortcake hat when she was three. I know. I never throw anything away-except things I shouldn’t have thrown away.
Our dog was a haunted house. You can read about the trials and tribulations of that costume here. We had a great time trick-or-treating. The weather was fine and the girls came home with buckets full of candy. Dressing my family for Halloween is a lot simpler than it was 10 years ago when we had five kids (and their friends) trick-or-treating. These days I am savoring every moment and feeling overjoyed that I still have two kids at home to celebrate with.
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