When it comes to last-minute organization, I’ve pretty much become adept at thinking outside and around the box at high time. For some peculiar reason, I seem to work a little better and get more creative at the last minute. Not always good, I know. But being a busy work from home mom, sometimes last minute is all we have!

This Halloween, I decided to skip the busy and often topsy-turvy costume aisles and save some money creating my daughters costume.
We wanted to aim for something that we could create that she already had pieces for and that wouldn’t be seen everywhere come Hallowe’en.
We turned to Netflix Canada, of course, to stream a few films to get us into the Hallowe’en mood.
My daughter scares easily, opposite of her spooky-loving parents, so we aimed for films that wouldn’t give her nightmares and categorize us under parent fail if the year.
One of my favourites growing up, just happened to be my daughters (she sings the theme song a lot!) and looking at my daughter while watching the movie, I had my a-ha moment.
Can you guess which Netflix film her costume was inspired from?

You guessed it!

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The Addams Family and their freakishly-funny antics is always a goulishly good Hallowe’en choice for families (but be cautious of some scenes for smaller children (PG-13)).
Stepping out of the pages of Charles Addams’ cartoons and the 1960s television series, members of the beloved, macabre family take to the big screen.

Ava will be Wednesday Addams, a pale grim-looking, antisocial eldest child of Gomez and Morticia Addams, who often is seen with headless dolls, painting heads on trees and conjuring up some other bizarre antics with the help of her younger brother Pugsley.
So yes, it’s a bit on the darker side, but I was quite surprised my daughter took to the idea so well and is absolutely excited to flaunt her freaky look this Halloween!
I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 🙂

Child of woe is wan and delicate…sensitive and on the quiet side, she loves the picnics and outings to the underground caverns…a solemn child, prim in dress and, on the whole, pretty lost…secretive and imaginative, poetic, seems underprivileged and given to occasional tantrums…has six toes on one foot…
— Charles Addams

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