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police officer no. 4

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Blue CardiganPolice Hat / Tickets (Free Download)  / Ticket Alternative / Police Badge /
Police Whistle / Aviators (dollar store) / Play Handcuffs
Oscar has never really been one to dress up for Halloween so I’ve always resisted investing too much time and money in a particular costume, for fear that (a) come Halloween he won’t wear it and (b) he’ll decide last minute on something else. This year, as an example – he’s told his class he is going to be A Ghost, The Easter Bunny, A Marshmallow, and well, I’m sure a ton of other things. I took him to Party City and they had a wall of pictures of costumes, which I think helped him visualize what he wanted and he picked out the Police Office costume.

Obviously, as luck would have it – when you’re picking a costume the week before Halloween, the police officer costume was sold out. So we did a little improvising and in the end I’m happier with our makeshift costume because it’s less stress on him to “dress up”. I picked up individual pieces to put together his costume, but the part that makes it ridiculously fun for him – is the act of handing out tickets to people. (He told me he’s giving me a ticket because I was brushing my teeth while driving. I have never, ever brushed my teeth while driving so I’m not sure where that came from, but he deemed it unsafe, and, I tend to agree)

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I made him up his own note pad of tickets to rip off tickets to hand out to people – which for him, is what he’s most excited about. You can either buy a roll of tickets from the dollar store or, print off some of the ones I designed. 

He already has a blue cardigan but you can find one at Old Navy / The Gap and use it after Halloween too. The only thing I’m debating are the handcuffs I bought. I have images of me being handcuffed to the couch and my child running free. So, yeah, those may go back.

Anyhow, so simple, but I thought as other Moms and Dads may be freaking out the days leading up to Halloween, this costume may be easy to put together by finding each item at your local party store.

xo Linds

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