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Virtual Costume Parade Idea

Someone mentioned in one of the costume tutorial comments that I should host a costume contest. I think that’s a great idea, but we’ll do it a little differently. How about anyone that would like to, sends me pictures of their homemade costume, on or off their child or themself. And this is not just for children’s costumes. If you’ve made one for yourself, a friend….whatever. Show off your costume. If there are enough interested people that would like to share their little creations……send me a pic and I’ll post them next Friday, October 30th. I won’t include full names or links to anyone’s blog. So it will be anonymous if you’re worried about privacy. (Maybe I’ll just write Ann from Washingtonor something.) But it would be so fun to see what everyone else is up to. Ooooh, I know some of you may be bashful but we all start somewhere…….so let’s see what you’ve made.

It’ll be fun. You can send a link to grandma’s and such to show that your little kiddo is in a little costume parade… know, like little elementary students do. How fun is that!

I will take pictures up until Oct. 29th (or early morning on the 30th) and will just display them as a little virtual costume parade from readers of Make It and Love It. Just in time for the holiday weekend. If you don’t celebrate Halloween…… can still send me pictures, of any sort of costume you’ve created. Why not….? Ooooooh, I’m seriously anxious. (Don’t hold out on me!! Haha!)

I can’t wait to see what you’ve all made.


Interested participants send me your pictures to

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!


  1. The Bell Family says:

    This will be a lot of fun! Can't wait to see what everyone has created!

  2. Richelle says:

    So fun! I just finished my kids' and started on my husbands and I's today. I'm excited to show them off!

  3. Sarah says:

    Ooh, how fun! Hopefully I can get mine done…first attempt

  4. Fancy Frosting Team says:

    That would be so fun! Hopefully I can get mine done in time to get it to you…. I better get sewing!

  5. Tasha says:

    Now I have even more of a reason to get mine finished early. I'm usually wrapping it up right before the kids head out to trick or treat! Time management is not my fote :)

  6. Marla says:

    I make my kid's costumes every year and I am not nearly as crafty as you, but I really love making them! I will send pics as soon as I am done!! Thanks! This will be fun!

  7. Palmer's says:

    I am so PUMPED! I emailed you my little man this morning but now I am even MORE excited for Halloween so everyone elses little cuties!

  8. Watson Ink. says:

    I'm definitely one of the "we all start somewhere" people, but it'll still be fun to show off my little creation! Can't wait to see the rest!

  9. Rosie says:

    Sweet! I'll admit I bought the kids costumes, but I have been making a costume for the stroller – so I'll send that in! (well if it turns out like I'm planning it too. :o)

  10. Beth- the mama bee says:

    sounds fun… I'm heading over to email right now.

  11. Marianne says:

    I'm going to send in a pic!

  12. Michelle says:

    Sounds like fun!!

  13. The Hughes Family says:

    Im going to make on for my baby girl…Oooo im so excited!

  14. Mom's Place says:

    How fun!!!!! I have one more to finish! Better quick get on that!

  15. Jessica says:

    What a great idea! I'll be sending a picture to you!

  16. Becks says:

    Shveet!! I'm in the process of making my costume!! Hopefully I get it done in time to submit a photo. If I don't make it in time I always have my masquerade ball gown I can take a photo of. I loved those parades even though they always made me super dizzy.

  17. Suzie-Q says:

    I am so excited!! I have been working so hard on ours and I will defiantly be sending pictures! (If the kids cooperate!)

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