Trick-or-Treat with Zazzle

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I have partnered with Zazzle and am receiving compensation for my work, any and all opinions remain my own. 

Twenty-five dollar gift certificate to shop on Zazzle.

Remember the printed garbage bag “costumes” with the masks with the cut out eyes and the elastic to hold the mask on your face? I had one of those and was Cinderella when I was six. Another year, I had the brilliant idea of taking advantage of my naturally kinky curls and asked my mom to help me put a clown costume together. Too-big, unmatched shoes, a baby clown suit, a honking nose, and my mdxi-fro in all it’s circus rainbow sprayed awesomeness decided clowns are assholes after an entire evening of Girl Scouts trying to yank my “wig” off. No one believed me when I said it was my own hair until after they tried taking night scalp off with the fistful of hair they were holding on to. So, it’s entirely possible that maybe Halloween turns me into a crazy eight-year-old. 

Last year, I didn’t even try. I was the mom holding the various costume parts that had seemed like a brilliant idea AT THE TIME while my kid went house to house trick-or-treating herself into a sugary coma. As much as I’d like to not dress up at all, I am realizing Eliana is growing up on me, which means it’s Put Up or Shut Up time. I want to be able to look back and high-five the nearest person to me and say, “Look! Look At This Picture! I didn’t entirely suck at motherhood!”

When Zazzle approached me about highlighting their new DIY Halloween page, I said yes in the hopes of putting together an easy costume for myself that would show my kid I am trying. Hell, maybe I can get out of Pack Mule status this year and be The Fun Parent for once. I searched through This is My Costume tees and baseball caps, Zombie Killer tees, and waffle knit bearded beanies. I even contemplated a pair of cat’s eye fashion glasses that would make for a quick and easy costume with black felt ears on a headband and a DIY- cat tail. Since i was still “iffy”, I decided to keep looking and that’s when I saw it…a superhero cape complete with an eye-ask and wrist cuffs on both child and adult sizes! It checks all the boxes since ADHD is my superpower. I’m kinda hoping I can talk Eliana into being my sidekick while she’s still young enough to make me melt when she asks for a sleepover with me in the guest room. Or tells me I’m her best friend. That's when I feel like a superhero.

Now it's your turn. I'm keeping it simple this time around. To enter to win one $25 gift certificate, click here to do your own browsing. Find YOUR favorite Zazzle DYI and leave a comment here sharing what you like!One winner will be ramdonly selected from the comments and announced on Monday, 10/25. Happy Halloween! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Zazzle.  Although I and am receiving compensation for my work, any and all opinions remain my own.