Mother and child Halloween couples costume hippie and general Halloween costume ideasLast year, having just emerged from the haze of mothering a child through their first year of life, I was ready to dress up for Halloween again!  And after loosing most of the baby weight with my nutritarian diet, I was chomping at the bit to get back into the Halloween spirit!  I’ve been an alien, the wicked witch, and Cleopatra, and this year I wanted something edgier–cause after breastfeeding Kamryn for 11 months I felt like a bit of a bad ass!  During a routine, lets take the kids to the Halloween store outing I spotted a women’s military shirt and tie ensemble and I knew what I was going to be!  I had done JROTC in high school and always loved military uniforms!  I was going to be a War Monger (or a War General) and Kamryn was going to be a little hippie flower girl!

Women's Army Halloween Costume General Mom Halloween Costume MyMommaToldMe.comIt was unreal how much fun I had pulling this costume together!  I picked up a few military-esque patches at JoAnn’s and ironed them on to fill out my many military awards and honors!  I added corresponding 3 stars to the hat (I also found at the Halloween store) and finished the look with my USA aviator glasses and, my absolute favorite prop, my faux lit cigar!

Women's Army military halloween costume ideas i love war bracelet halloween costume mom general MyMommaToldMe.comI used one of my Stella & Dot leather wrap bracelets and a $1 bracelet I found at JoAnn’s (I also used these bracelets in pink as favors at my sister’s baby shower) with $1 a piece “I <3 WAR charms” because I wanted to make sure everybody knew I was a military industrial complex war monger to the nth degree!

Lady womens general army costume halloween costume Needless to say I was channeling my inner General Patton all night long, and loving every minute of it!  You can’t see in these pics, but I wore camouflage pants and a pair of Sorel winter duck boots I had bought for fall.

The hippie and the general halloween costume MyMommaToldMe.comI loved the contrast of the hippie and the general and I am sure I will be dressing up as General Mom for many years to come!

Check out how we semi-handmade this toddler hippie costume!

xo, Kristen
Kristen Hong of Hello Nutritarian

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