These Edward Scissorhands Costumes for Moms and Toddlers Are a Cut Above
Isn’t October just the best?! We love that crisp autumn weather, pumpkin carving, and PSLs, and of course, DIYing our very own Halloween costumes. But why settle for a trending look when you can take throwback movies, hit music videos, and everything in between into consideration for your holiday getup? This year, we’re really digging this mommy and me version of Edward Scissorhands and the dinosaur bush. ‘Cause tiny Johnny Depp. And ’cause cuteness overload. Scroll on to learn how to make this creative family costume.
Materials and Tools:
Lay out the green jumper and spray the adhesive glue onto small sections. Stick the moss to the suit until it’s fully covered. Complete the same process on the dinosaur head as well. For your baby Edward, cut out little silver rings and dots to glue onto the black glitter foam paper and then glue that to an undershirt (this is Edward’s black armor that will peep through the button-up shirt).
Place the dress-up shirt over the undershirt and armor, leaving the top couple of buttons undone to show it off. To make the scissor hands, spray paint the knives silver and let them dry. Glue on silver handles that you cut out of the silver glitter foam paper. Put the black gloves on your little, and then use silver duct tape to wrap around his or her finger and knife. Do this on all fingers.
Spray paint your child’s hair and style it crazy like Edward’s, or get them a little black spiky wig if you think they will wear it.
Upload and tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative! We would LOVE to see your mom and mini looks! Cuteness overload!
DIY Production and Styling: Misty Spinney
Models: Misty Spinney + Elijah
Photography: Kurt Andre
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B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
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(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
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My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
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Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
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I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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