I wonder how much longer I will be able to pick their theme before I have requests for a princess, a gnome, a cow, and a bag of jelly beans instead of something that works all together. Guess I better make the most of it!
Caleb was our Linus van Pelt, Lucy's little brother. We went back and forth about who should be Linus and who should be Charlie Brown, but ultimately, decided that Linus made the most sense for Caleb. Not only is Caleb pretty reserved, but he also has a blue blanket that he carries around just like Linus. We knew we wouldn't have to "make" him carry a blanket. :)
Cost for Caleb's costume: $3.88 for the shirt + $2 for the pants + $5 for the Snoopy doll. I painted the shirt myself so that I wouldn't have to pay for a more expensive one. Total = $10.88
Abby was our Sally, Charlie Brown's little sister. Her hair color is closest to Sally's blond, and...well...Ellie is way more bossy than Abby, so she was already going to be Lucy. By default that left Abby with Sally's character.
Total cost of Abby's costume:: $1.50 for the skirt (clearance) + $1.50 for the shirt (clearance) + $1.00 for the Sharpie pen to add the black dots. I already had the white shirt, white tights, and the fake flower which is leftover from the Spring costume when we did The Four Seasons. Total = $4.00
Elijah was Charlie Brown. You can't have The Peanuts Gang without a Charlie Brown!
Cost for Elijah's costume: $2.00 for the shirt + $2.00 for the pants + $1.00 for the paint which I also used on Caleb's costume. Their great-grandparents gave the kids the Charlie Brown and Woodstock dolls, so we didn't need to buy those. Total = $5.00
And last but not least, Ellie was our Lucy van Pelt. Ellie definitely has a bit of a bossy streak in her, plus with her dark hair, Lucy as the perfect character for her.
Cost of Ellie's Costume: $12.00 for the blue dress. I had the white shirt and white tights. I also made the sign at home. I looked all over for a cheaper dress option, but this was the only one I could find, and I had to order it. Total = $12.00
So our total for all four costumes was $31.88! Seeing as how one costume in the stores can be that much, I'd say we did pretty good! Especially since all of their costumes can be worn as regular clothes in the future. Score!
Totally fun! I wonder what we will dress up as next year? :)