The Big Real: Pinkalicious and her Cupcakes

{Kiddo as Pinkalicious and Owen and Henry as her cupcakes.}

Tada! It’s time for the annual Harris crew costume reveal. This year, Milly went as Pinkalicious. For those of you who aren’t the mom of a little girl, you probably have no clue who or what Pinkalicious is, so I’ll enlighten you. She’s a little girl who loves the color pink, especially pink cupcakes. One day, against her parent’s wishes, she eats one too many pink cupcakes and turns pink. But after she sneaks even more cupcakes, her pink shade turns to red, and while she loved being pink, she isn’t fond of her new hue. The doctor explains the only way she can get back to her normal is by eating her green veggies, which she isn’t so fond of either. But she musters the courage and throws back her broccoli in order to get back on track. It’s an adorable book and made for perfect costume fodder, especially with her cast of cupcakes. I made the costumes using tulle, yarn and felt. The biggest hurdle was my cupcake wrapper, which I made from a metal wreath and then covered in brown felt. I used a strand of pom poms to wear it like a sandwich board. It took me one good afternoon to put it all together and it was really user friendly, unlike last year’s Wonka bar. We had a great time. And Owen liked his costume so much and posing for the pic that he stayed put long after we finished shooting.

Todd at Van Michael was kind enough to give me perfect hair that transitioned from cupcake to vampire, my second costume of the night. That is a feat in and of itself. Not exactly a natural transition, if you know what I mean. But I love a good Halloween challenge. And I can’t wait for next year to do it all over again.