Jaycee: Lion Costume
Happy Halloween! As y'all can see, "We're off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz" 😊 My inspiration with these costumes started with this picture on Pinterest. I thought this was the cutest mother and daughter costume idea! I wanted to coordinate with Madeline in some way, and the subtle pink skirt makes for the perfect "modern day Glenda." (However, a wand would have added the perfect touch. I figured a simple fairy wand wouldn't be difficult to find, but after visiting three local Halloween stores and two party supply stores, I was proven wrong on that. I should have just ordered one, but by the time I figured out that I couldn't find one locally, it was too late to order one. So, note to self or anyone else looking: If you're needing a simple fairy wand, order one!).
I just die every time I look at Madeline in her little costume. I knew we couldn't do anything too frilly, because she is currently at that stage where she doesn't want to wear anything that doesn't seem "normal" to her (a tutu, for example). This Dorothy costume was perfect, and I just can't get over her darling little ruby red moccasins ❤️ Also, we were last minutes finding the perfect hair bow, and as always, Alex from The Splendid Bow shop (our favorite bows ever!!) was so sweet with helping us get one.
When I found our costume ideas, I immediately started thinking of how Jaycee could be incorporated into our theme. My first thoughts were that she would make the perfect Toto. But I thought of two things: 1) Sticking her in a basket isn't really a Halloween costume and 2) Putting her in a basket and trusting Madeline to carry her in a basket didn't seem like the best idea haha. I have actually loved this little lion costume for years and years. I've had it bookmarked on my computer for forever. So, it immediately came to mind when I planned our costumes, and I don't think it could be any more perfect. She is the cutest little lion I've ever seen 🦁
We spent this past weekend in one of our favorite places to be (especially for this time of year), Highlands, North Carolina! It was absolutely magical as the leaves were at their peak. We stayed at our favorite place, The Park Hotel on Main as it is the cutest hotel that is so dog friendly! The owners are so sweet and have the cutest dog (Mr. Pickles) who the hotel is based off of. Jaycee is always welcomed, and I just love that. Not to mention, Madeline loved it as well since she loves pups. Each Halloween weekend, they host a "furry friends Halloween costume contest." We took these pictures then headed to the costume contest. Jaycee (with a little help from Dorothy and Glenda) was one of the pups that won! She won a big doggie bowl full of treats and toys. Madeline had more fun at the party than Jaycee did. She loves dogs so much, so she was so excited to meet 20+ dogs in their clever costumes. It was the cutest thing to watch.
We hated to leave our fun weekend in Highlands, but as always, "There's no place like home." 😊
I'm so excited to take Madeline trick-or-treating tonight! I hope y'all have a Happy Halloween. Are you dressing up? If so, what are you being?
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