Mr. Horseman & Mr. Crane

I could not convince my family ALL to match for Halloween this year (I know, I’m horrible… I always try to match the costumes).  So the girls were Witches  & the boys went as,

Icabod Crane & the Headless Horseman

I didn’t make my husbands costume. Just “refashioned” it from some previous costumes and cut off some pants he didn’t like.  He found the hat at Disneyworld & we picked up a scarf at Target for him to wear.

Now my son. This was 100% his idea.  After COMPLAINING for days that I was going to make him a costume (he just wanted to go pick one out at the store) he was walking through the craft store with me, picked up a funkin and asked “will this fit on my head?”   Well that one didn’t but he found one that did.

Turns out he was the “hit” of the Halloween party- he had all of the characters in the parade coming up to him to say “hi”.  I cracked up when people were lining up to take photo’s with him when we walked into Magic Kingdom.

It totally made his night.

He had a light up necklace inside the pumpkin head, so it looked really cool at night.

Note: Now I’m not going to tell you how to make this mostly because I‘m just not confident enough in the design to share how to make it- we padded ours A TON, we wanted him to be safe if he tripped and fell. I’d hate for someone to get hurt after following my instructions. I’ll just say, It’s got pluming insulation around the neck and LOTS of padding inside the head- still, not the best for walking around in.  He held our hands the ENTIRE night.

He was a great sport and really “hammed it up” all night- His favorite thing to do was to make funny faces with the pumpkin head… here is is “laughing”.

The Halloween party was a blast and I’d recommend it to anyone.  You can’t beat riding Big Thunder Mountain railroad in a witches costume, right when the fireworks start…

Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    I love your costumes this year. And now I want to go to Disneyland during Halloween. Maybe next year. Looks like so much fun. People had to think you guys were actual character from the park your costumes were so good, especially your husbands.

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