As mentioned before, I am sewing impaired. I also try to be frugal. So, when Halloween and All Saints Day rolls around, I have no desire to put together two separate costumes for two separate holidays only 24 hours apart from one another. I am the queen of converting Halloween costumes to saint costumes.
A mummy on Halloween can be Lazarus on All Saints Day.
Boys love gruesome stuff and the martyrs can't be more loved. St. Lawrence being grilled, St. Sebastian with arrows sticking out of his chest, the countless beheaded martyrs and so on. All convert well from Halloween to All Saints Day.
Little boys enjoy being a carpenter one day and St. Joseph the next.
Little girls glow at being both Indian girl and Blessed Kateri.
Soldiers become St. George the Dragon Slayer.
A queen one day is St Margaret of Scotland the next.
Angels become, well, angels.
The list goes on.
What are your favorites?
Of course, you don't have to convert the costumes. Just let them be saints for both days and then they can be little missionaires too as they go door to door asking for treats!