Each year our family themes it up for Halloween. My daughter chose this year’s theme by wanting to go as Mrs. Butterworth and surprisingly, my youngest was watching a cartoon where they were obsessed with waffle and he begged to be a waffle. Tada! We have a theme!

Mina (Mrs. Butterworth) – I bought a hoop skirt and made a brown skirt to go over the hoop skirt. I put a brown turtle neck and brown gloves on her. I created the cap with cardboard, felt and elastic to go under her chin. The apron- I bought red fabric and cut it into the shape of an apron. I hand painted the logo onto the apron.

FYI- If you can’t hand paint the logo, go to a copy store and have them print the logo out onto thin paper and trace it with a permanent marker. I hot glue gunned yellow ribbon around the edges of the apron and as the tie around the waist for the apron. Total cost $23.

Macon (Eggo Waffle) – I used bed foam from his bed. I cut two circles from the bed foam. I cut strips of board foam to make the lines and hot glue gunned them like checkers onto the foam. I used brown shoe polish and a springs to brown up the edges for a toasted look. I painted Eggo onto it and cut two yellow felt pieces for butter and glued them on as well. I then hot glued both foam pieces to a yellow hoodie and paired it with yellow sweat pants. Total cost: are you ready for this? $2.39! I didn’t have brown shoe polish.

Maddox (Aunt Jemima) – I made a skirt out of checkered material. I made an apron out of red material. I made a head wrap out of yellow material. I cut up a sheet for his shawl. We put a long sleeve red shirt on him. For the aunt Jemima pancakes box- I scanned a box of Aunt Jemima pancakes, then printed it in four sections. I laminated them. I taped them together and hot glued them to one large leftover foam piece from the waffle costume. I glued ribbon onto it and hung it from.his neck. Total cost- $14.

April “Mommy” (Fried Egg) – eBay, It was cheaper to buy than to make. Total cost $5.32.

Paul “Daddy” (Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee) – I purchased three yards of white felt. I folded it in half to make it sturdier. I glued and stuffed the top of the coffee cup to make the coffee “lip”. I painted the Dunkin’ Donuts logo onto it and Caution: Extremely Hot! I glued the back together into a cylinder shape. I added elastic straps. Total cost- $13.

Rosie, our beloved dog (Jimmy Dean Sausage) – I made a cylinder shape out of gold fleece. Cut holes for her arms. I printed the logo and taped the logo instead of laminating it so that it would be more flexible. I sewed it onto the fleece. For the hat- a small cylinder shape and I used a metal ring on the top for the sausage tube. I glued elastic onto the hat. Total cost- $6.