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DIY Halloween Costume #1: Izzy of Jake and the Neverland Pirates

I don’t know why but I really cannot buy ready-to-wear costumes.  I feel that the fun of Halloween and costume parties lie mostly in the innovation and creativity behind your costume.  (It’s either that or I’m just too cheap to buy anything that will just be used once or twice.) In the past we’ve always made M’s costumes.  In 2010, … Continue reading

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DIY Halloween Costume Part 2: N as an iPod

It’s very hard to come up with costume ideas for babies.  Our N is only 7 weeks old and I had to make sure the costume would be: cool enough so as not make her overheat; easily removable in case she got fussy; physically flexible and sturdy (given her flailing arms and legs); and cute. I wanted to pay tribute … Continue reading

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DIY Halloween Costume Part 1: M as Rapunzel

When we were kids, we never went trick-or-treating.  We went to the cemetery in the province (panchong as my parents called it, local translation for pantheon), played with candle wax and ate biko all day.  That’s how we bonded as a family over this holiday.  It’s different for kids now. Every year, there are at least 3 Halloween parties to … Continue reading

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How To Make an Authentic Woody Costume

When I was growing up, Halloween just meant being in Manila Memorial Park with my cousins.  Now, Halloween in Manila has gotten bigger, grander and quite commercial, even for our small village. Houses are decorated and hundreds of kids dress up in costume, most of them store-bought.  The OC mom in me, though, cannot stand store-bought costumes.  Ok, fine, I’m … Continue reading

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