Annie has been begging to be Elsa literally for the first time in FOREVER. I tried to talk her out of it by any means necessary because last year every little girl and her dog was Elsa or Anna. But my little winter baby is persistent to a fault, so I caved.
Because Annie was Elsa, I had Sam be Olaf so they could match. Sam likes the friendly snowman, and since he's so finicky about clothes, I thought the more simple his costume was, the more likely he was to keep it on.
His outfit includes: a pair of white pants we borrowed from Annie, a white t-shirt we already owned with left-over Tinkerbell pompoms glued to the front, hand-me-down boots, and a hat I bought from the party store. Total cost: $20.
That total cost of $20 was actually the cost of the hat alone. I had no idea it was that expensive because I couldn't find a price tag, however, I brought it to the register thinking, How bad could it really be? Ten to twelve bucks? I was wrong. So painfully wrong, but I puchased it anyway because there was no way I was making an Olaf hat.
Annie's costume includes: store bought dress from Costco (I searched and searched for one that was not itchy), crown that came with the dress, dress-up shoes from Wal-Mart that I clipped the bows off of and painted with Modge Podge, glitter, and an extra coat of Modge Podge just to seal in the sparkles, a yarn wig that my aunt and I made similarly to the Tinkerbell one from last year, and a little purple eye shadow. Total cost: $30ish dollars. Way too much much if you ask me.
But how do you say no to the queen of Arendelle?
On Saturday, we had our annual Halloween photo shoot. I needed this one to go smoothly because I am using some of these frames for our Christmas card this year. Samuel did not get that memo and kept walking into the shots of Elsa. As cute as that little Olaf head was, I needed some very specific shots that didn't involve the wintry sidekick. I also needed some hugging pictures that mostly ended in Olaf screaming, "No hugs!" while Elsa chased him, giggling wildly. In the end, I eventually got what I needed for our Christmas card and a few extras to play with. Annie requested I give her magic like I did last year, so I obliged.