Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Girl.

After sewing rather elaborate costumes for the girls, I needed a break.  Ezra was originally planning on being Emmett from Lego Movie and he wanted that costume to be legit.  I mean like this guy.  And there was just no way  I had it in me. He had in all planned for Sophia to be Wild Style too, but shoot.  I was spent.  Sorry buddy.  :(

That's when my sister in law, Debbie, saved the day!  She had this super cute little cowboy costume that fit Ezra perfectly.  He happily made the switch.  Because when you're 4 it's all about the candy anyway.

Hang onto your hats....

cuz this little cowboy is pretty adorable.

I mean check out his howdy ma'am face.  :)

The original hat that came with the costume, however, was a little too small for him though, but no worries because it fit someone else perfectly.

Every sheriff needs a pint sized deputy, right?

And every deputy needs a stuffed horse to carry around.

I put together a few things from my sewing stash to create a little cow girl costume for Sophia.  With mouse boots, of course (I was improvising, ok??)

The pleather was all from Joanns originally and the fringe trim is from Hobby Lobby.  I just used a jacket of Sophias to make a vest costume.  The skirt is a double layer circle skirt made using Dana's fabulous tutorial.  The pleather makes it stiff and puffy in the best way.

It's rough terrain out in the wild.

Sometimes your chaps just plum fall off.  (This shot makes me laugh every single time.)

But who cares about that when you've got legit cowboy boots?

Ezra insisted that this graduation "rope" thing is a lasso.  Lasso's with tassels.  He's ahead of his time.
I've been pumping Ezra full of John Wayne movies today, so he can get in his cowboy groove.

As a result, he's been saying, "Thank ya ma'am."  all day.

My grandpa would've been so proud.

Sometimes, you just need a store bought (or borrowed) costume to spark a little creativity.  So hi ho silver and yeee haaw!  Hope you have a rootin' tootin' Halloween weekend!  (I just couldn't help myself....)


  1. ...Ah. Yes. That's a hard comment to follow...

    Your kids, Beth! They are simply precious! I am so glad to hear that you settled for a borrowed costume at least once. It makes me feel better about my piecemeal costumes for my kids. I can't wait to see Halloween in a couple of years with your double babies!


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