DIY Kate Middleton CostumeOct 14th

I’ve really slacked on blogging lately. My apologies. I’ve been dealing with…well, uh, children. Anyways, I want to make it up to you. So I have some fun Halloween shenanigans planned this week.

When I was a kid, costume planning landed in my hands. My mom kind of hated Halloween–I think it had something to do with having six children. That’s a lot of Halloween, yo. AmIright?

So it was my job to dress up the “little kids” (the younger three siblings). I’ll have to dig up some pictures of my “creations.” I had a blast dressing up those little guys.

Side note: the “littlest kid” is getting married this Christmas. *sniff.* I’m gonna be a basket-case.

Moving on. I have a few Halloween costume ideas to share with you. I like out-side-the-box costumes, but my very typical children do not. My daughter ALWAYS wants to be a princess. My son ALWAYS wants to be Spiderman.

Grrrrrr….No matter how hipster I might try to be–my kids will always stay mainstream.

So I had to find a happy medium! Here’s what I came up with as an alternative to the Disney damsels.

Duh duh duuuuuuuuuh!!!!!!

Princess Kate Middleton, everybody!!

kate middleton kid

I mean, what better than a REAL princess, right?? {I did NOT plan that expression on Coco’s face. SWEAR! When I was editing photos I couldn’t believe this little gem}

Coco didn’t quite understand why she couldn’t be Princess Kate as a bride, but she complied when she saw how much chocolate I would give her their coats look alike.

kate middleton and baby

So, the deets: I found that coat for like $3 at a thrift store last summer. I just thought it was cute, and figured Coco would love it (she did). I’m thinking with all the vintage-y coats out there right now you could easily replicate one of her outfits.

The fascinator was a simple business of cutting up felt and manipulating the lace just so. I’m actually planning a YouTube tutorial for this month on how to make felt rosettes. Stay tuned!

If you’re not of the crafting disposition, fear not. You could easily swipe something like this from Claires, Forever 21 or any other cheap accessory shop.

But in all honesty—I whipped this sucker out in about ten minutes.


I kinda sorta had way too much fun styling this one. Will she wear it trick-or-treating? Probably not.

Will I have these photos forever? Oh, you bet!

If you want to find out how I did last year’s DIY Hansel and Gretel costumes click on the photo below! Also, check in tomorrow because you will NOT want to miss Chaucer’s costume 🙂

DIY hansel and gretel


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10 Responses to DIY Kate Middleton CostumeOct 14th

  1. Keri October 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Adorable! Love the Princess Kate costume! 🙂

    • hillary October 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      Thank you 🙂 She’s an easy model.

  2. Margo Hayes October 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    Now that’s original – and darling!

    • hillary October 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      I tried to have her be a pregnant Kate Middleton. She didn’t like wearing the soccer ball under her coat.

  3. Aunt Gloria October 16, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    Perfect look for one born a princess!

    • hillary October 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      Aww so sweet!

  4. Jessica October 17, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    So so adorable!

    • hillary October 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm #


  5. Christina January 9, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    She looks so precious! She is going to love these pictures when she’s older!!

    • hillary January 9, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks! I wish I had the same outfit 🙂

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