Costumes might make the trick-or-treater, but it's accessories
that really say Halloween.
Cosmotot's Witchin' Halloween Guide ensures that kids are at
their cutest with a round-up of handknit, hand-stitched,
ready-to-wear and snuggle pieces that simply are craftiness at its
is never one to disappoint, and their Boogaloos are no exception.
Produced by a collaborative of Peruvian artisans, the huggable,
quirky dolls make an excellent costume compliment, particularly
Gretl, Watson, Shane and Johnny (think fairytales, detectives,
sheriffs and bikers), not to mention Mr. X, who looks like he could
be Cousin It's long lost relative.
Natural fibers made from hand-picked cotton mean that each soft,
snuggly chum is machine washable, making them the perfect kid-sized
bedfellows for parents (ok, me) who don't like having leaf bits and
candy crumbs between the covers.
makes it easy to rock the layered look with a wide range of
lightweight legwarmers that work for babies from 0-10 years old.
Yep, you read correctly. 10 years old. With everything from funky
animal prints to dots and solids to itsy bitsy spider themes,
there's something to mix and match for everyone.
Every kid knows that nothing ruins a costume faster than weather
so cold mom and dad pull out a winter coat and hat. But, with
handknit veggie- and fruit-themed hats from MyMarketStall, keeping little noggins toasty
yet costumey is entirely possible.
Each original design (think fall bounty: pumpkins, eggplants,
rutabagas, green apples, scallions complete with those squiggly
hairs and more) is made from soft cotton or cozy wool by Farmer's
Market vendor, Jackie, and can be thrown in the wash. When dried
flat, they won't lose their shape, which means longer wearing time
- a bonus for pricey handmade goodness.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
See more of Pilar's stories here.
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