Halloween is almost here — got costumes?

It seems impossible to believe, but Halloween is just about a week away. If you’re like me, you’ve been assiduously preparing for the impending holiday by completely ignoring it and more or less pretending that it’s still September. (Why yes, I did win Mother of the Year, why do you ask?)

There’s a story I love to tell about the year my oldest was about eighteen months old, and I got it into my head that the only suitable costume for my Widdle Precious was one that I made myself. Nevermind that I don’t sew, am not even the slightest bit crafty, and have the attention span of a gnat. I was going to make her the perfect costume, darn it!

I found an “easy” costume in Family Fun magazine (and I do love Family Fun, so understand that this is about my stupidity and not about anything being wrong with their directions) which said it would take about an hour.

It took me three weeks.

The good news is that the costume turned out great—my daughter wore it for two years, and then my son wore it for two years, so I certainly got my money’s worth out of it. The bad news is that I’m pretty sure I invented at least a dozen new curse words while I discovered the joys of hand-sewing fake fur.

Learn from my mistakes; whether you’re still inventing your own new expletives during a costuming project gone awry, or whether you’ve only just realized you only have a week left, Ty’s is ready to come to the rescue! The Costume Shop has everything from Animal Planet to Wizard of Oz, and hundreds of options inbetween. They’re all gorgeous, ready to ship, and—perhaps most important of all—made by someone else.

Learn from my mistakes, people.

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