I'm trying to get as much mileage out of girly-girl and matching outfits, while neither girl has too much of a say. So my little love bugs dressed as insects this year: Hannah was a butterfly, and Lydia a ladybug. I thought about both girls having wire wings, but finally decided that there was nothing Hannah would like better than to flap her own wings. I was right (wait and see for yourself...). But for Lydia, I fashioned a tiny pair of wings from a coat hanger and half a pair of knee-high stockings.
A tulle tutu finished the look.
Who knew, but the wings double as a super-cool pair of giant sunglasses.
And here are the flappable wings! Ever practical, they're attached to a long sleeve leotard. Also, recognize this tutu from a Halloween past?
Paired with some pink patent boots, she could almost be a new hybrid ballet superhero.
On a kid this cute (when she was one, Hannah won a costume contest by sheer force of personality, not because her costume was anything special), you can imagine the candy haul she came home with tonight!