#FREEFriday: Halloween Costume Giveaway!

PowellFBFLR10/18/15: Hey guys! Here are our winners: #1: Joytiffany, #2: Melissa Pimentel, #3: Alexis Franco, #4: J Ortenzi, #5: Rachel.Baker, #6: Heather Sabatino, and #11: Lisette Weldon. Please check the email address linked to your blog comment so I can get your costumes shipped ASAP! And congratulations! 🙂

After a busy summer and a hectic back to school season, the Powell Pack is cleaning house and making room for Santa’s sleigh! Just in time for trick-or-treating, we’re giving away some of our favorite costumes from Halloweens past. Oh…the memories as I look at each of these. I miss my littles being so small, but I know these costumes will go to good use!

Okay, so each costume is shown in the pictures below with a coordinating number. To win:

1. Simply comment with the costume number you would like to win.

2. Post your favorite tip to ward off the temptation for Halloween sweets in the comments below!

Winners will be chosen randomly and  announced on Sunday, October 18th, right back here in this post. Good luck!!


*Apologies in advance, I don’t have exact sizing for these, so hopefully sharing how old my kiddos were when they wore them will give you an idea of sizes!

  1. Ruby’s DIY Spider Costume (as seen here!):- 6-12 months
  2. Tootsie Roll Costume: Marley wore this for her first Halloween when she was just a couple weeks old!
  3. Yellow Angry Bird Costume: Cash wore this last Halloween at age 3
  4. Pirate Costume: Matix wore this 2 years ago at 8 years old. For sizing, remember he is tall!
  5. Pirate Costume: Marley wore this at age 7.
  6. Option for both Pirate Costumes
  7. Incredibles Costume: Matix was 6 at the time.
  8. Incredibles Costume: This one was mine, I typically wear an adult small.
  9. Incredibles Costume: Marley apparently decided to make hers into Daisey Duke’s after Halloween…take it or leave it! Ha! She was 5 when she wore the costume.
  10. Incredibles Costume: This costume was Chris’, he is usually a medium/large.
  11. Option for complete family set of 4 costumes (as seen here!) – Sorry, Cash’s was homemade and I have no idea where it ended up!

Alright guys, start commenting now!





  1. Jody - October 24, 2015

    I am a 37 treat old wife and mother of two spunky little girls! I am so interested in bodybuilding for a show. Can you recommend any resources that would be helpful?

    Thank you

  2. Whitney - October 18, 2015

    Congrats to all the winners!!!

  3. Rikki - October 18, 2015

    We don’t buy it not even to hand out. We take our kids trick or treating so they can enjoy the fun of it but we put it all in one bag and give it away.
    We substitute sweets with applesauce pouches, individual bags of baby carrots, cheese sticks, individual bags of pretzels, yogurt, apple slices etc.
    My kids know the difference but they also know it’s mommy & daddies rules.

  4. Jennie olson - October 17, 2015

    Our family would love to dress up as the incredibles! One of our favorite movies!

    We donate our candy to our dentist office and the kids get paid per pound! The candy gets sent to our men and women stationed over seas!! It’s a win win!!

    And family!

  5. heather - October 17, 2015

    What an adorable picture you guys look great. I would love to win this one thanks for the chance and have a nice day.

  6. Amy - October 17, 2015

    #10. My special needs son LOVES this movie and would love this costume!

    One of my favorite tips to ward of that sweet tooth temptation is to make sure the family has a healthy meal before heading out to fill those bags.

    The other thing we do in our house, is everyone gets to pick 5 candies to either eat all at once or save and eat later and the rest get thrown into our own bucket of candy to hand out for the night once we have returned. All the leftovers then get donated to our local charity.

    The last tip I love and will implement this year is to allow a healthy, natural sweet treat for the night. Maybe warm apples with cinnamon and honey or something like that. Something that is a “treat” in a healthier form. Plus, that tastes way better than any store bought candy ever could anyway!

  7. Lindsay - October 17, 2015

    #2 is so cute!! I’d love it 🙂
    To make sure I stay away from sweets after supper (anytime) I brush my teeth! Works like a charm!

  8. Misty - October 17, 2015

    Number 11 :). We buy candy we don’t like, and limit the kids’ intake… my husband eats most of the good stuff late at night; not a worry for me…haha.

  9. Brittni - October 17, 2015

    We love doing family themed Halloween costumes. I have 2 boys and 2 girls and we have always wanted to be The Incredibles for Halloween. That would be amazing to win all those outfits. #11 or #6
    We have a “great pumpkin” that comes Halloween night. The kids pick out 10 of their favorite candies and put the rest on the porch. The next morning the pumpkin leaves a book or little toy for them.

  10. J Ortenzi - October 17, 2015

    #4 Pirate Costume…8 year old who like to be a pirate. We went to Disney in September and now that he is home, he would like to be a pirate. Thanks so much. I enjoy eating a low-carb vanilla yogurt mixed with peanut butter or peanut flour, cocoa powder, and low sugar chocolate..peanut butter chocolate yumminess

  11. felicia - October 17, 2015

    I like to drink a protein shake or have some fruit-makes me feels like i have something sweet:)

  12. Julie - October 17, 2015

    Hi Heidi! I don’t have little ones anymore at home but I do have a grandson. I use to let my kids eat it in moderation. They really enjoyed passing out the candy more than eating it though. I hope I win my grandson would love the angry bird costume.

  13. Holly - October 16, 2015

    Id love to wear this. My son was born on halloween so id be fun to dresd up at thr party..as for the candy…they horde it for days..

  14. Staci - October 16, 2015

    11! We would love to be the incredibles as a family. We give the kiddos a few of their favorite pieces of candy and then the rest we give to other kids .

  15. Daphne C - October 16, 2015

    #11 please!!!!

    Our son gets to pick his favorite piece of candy the night he collects it and then the rest “disappears.” He’s only 2.5 so a little sugar goes a long way and out of sight = our of mind.

  16. Yesi - October 16, 2015

    Love Love your idea of giving… if i won i would do the same….I have a nephew and his Lil Family That I would soooo give # 11 to:)

    To ward off too much candy simply offer healthy alternatives and offer the candy as treats for good weekly reports from school, chores etc….

  17. bn100 - October 16, 2015

    limit the # of candy they can eat

  18. Anna Leaman - October 16, 2015

    Would love #10! I don’t have littles any more but both have grown up to eat pretty healthy on their own. They were more excited about the dressing up than getting the candy. Use smaller containers so they are excited about seeing it getting full but they don’t bring home as much.

  19. Hilary - October 16, 2015

    Hi Heidi! I just love your vibe! So, I’ve got a family of 4 and we would LOVE to win “The Incredibles” family set.

    How we shun candy is to not have it in our house as we lead up to Halloween. Post Halloween, we collect 20 pieces each that we absolutely love and we freeze them. Then they are there when we want a treat. As for the other candy, we take them to our school or church for donation.

  20. Heather Sabatino - October 16, 2015

    Love #6 and #11. Our family loves disney and it would be great to having matching costumes for Disney and my son would love to be a pirate one year!
    I give my son candy every once in a while but always encourage healthy snacking which is easy because I lead by example. If I’m not eating a ton of halloween candy neither will he!

  21. Nicole - October 16, 2015

    Omg #11!!!! I’m all about theme costumes I would die for these!! And if I want to eat and shouldn’t I take a shower. Hard to eat food when its wet;)

  22. Rebecca smith - October 16, 2015

    #11 family costume

    Oatmeal packed with cinnamon and walnuts is filling and helps keep me from digging into the kids treats!

    I hope we win! As a national guard family it’s always about family an how we can be Incrdible together to make a strong unit!

  23. Brittany - October 16, 2015

    #11 would be great for our family of 4!

    My mother in law always fed her kids a delicious healthy dinner before they went trick or treating and I’ll do the same!

  24. Melissa - October 16, 2015


    The week of Halloween, go out and buy some foods that you enjoy eating that aren’t jam packed with sugars. For example, when I crave sour candy… I eat half a raw lemon ( I know..some of you are thinking YUCK)..but seriously. Keep healthy things that you actually enjoy around. That way when you get that craving, you’ll have something you like in the house to suppress the urge!

    As for handing out candy… we wont be. We got a bowl of little trinkets this year!

  25. Lissette Weldon - October 16, 2015

    I would love #11 for my family. Best tIp I can offer is to hide 80-90% of all the acquired candy. Then they must earn the candy they get to keep. As for the hidden candy? I use it through out the rest of the year as reward treats for my Sunday School Primary class.

  26. Amber - October 16, 2015

    Either #8 or #11. I would love to wear the incredibles costume to teach my weightlifting class at the gym! To combat the candy this year we are going to have the kids sell their candy to their dentist. Then they can use the money to buy something fun.

  27. Alexis Franco - October 16, 2015

    Hello! 🙂 I would love #3 for my son. Would definitely save us money.
    As for the candy tip. For me personally, if I see it I eat it. So we don’t buy any early candy in my house. We buy it all on October 31st. Luckily our neighbors take most of it but I definitely pick at the leftovers :).

  28. Margett - October 16, 2015

    I wish I could say #11 and get my husband to dress up it would be perfect for our family. SOOOO I’ll just say #8 and dress up with my kiddos!!
    As far as warding of the temptation….. We let them pick out a handful of what they like and then it goes into a communial bag and off to my husbands off to share with everyone. I like keeping a piece of gum close by or a glass of water!

  29. Ramzeta Kovac - October 16, 2015

    #4 and #7 I have two boy’s. ???
    Holidays are fun and so are the foods that come with them. Sometimes, it’s best to just give in and enjoy a little fun. We go through and pick out some of our favorites that night and the rest is combined and stored up high. They can have one or two pieces a day depending on what they pick out and their behavior that day. If you take your time to taste and enjoy that first piece of candy, you won’t feel the need to keep eating more, you’ll kick those cravings to the curb.

  30. Jessica Vergara - October 16, 2015

    Would love number 6 for my husband and daughter. It would be nice to get him to dress up.

  31. Tytti Brumfield - October 16, 2015

    #11!! My family LOVES the incredibles…my 4 year old daughter arm wrestled he and frozone at Disney this past year! Halloween candy for us gets put in a jar and if they finish a (cross fingers) healthy dinner, the get to chose a treat out of the jar. Plus, my kids are super active which helps as well 🙂

  32. Marissa - October 16, 2015

    I love number 2 the tootsie roll:). I have a 9 week old and it would be so cute on him. My tip for craving candy is to first try to satisfy your sweet tooth with something healthy like apple slices with pink Himalayan sea salt on top (salt makes apples taste sweeter) and drink a BIG glass of water. If after a few minutes I’m still craving candy then it’s ok to take ONE piece:). Deprivation leads to a negative state of mind about health and wellness which makes people more likely to quit al together.

  33. Toni k. - October 16, 2015

    #8 i thought I dress up this year and that costume would be awesome , 🙂 we well be out at carnivals this year so not giving out candy this year . We usually take a few candy out and take to our dentist usually have us take it to them or my husband takes them to his work .. Soldiers need candy .

  34. Melissa - October 16, 2015

    #7, #8, #10 would be the perfect fit for our family costume this year!

    To ward off temptation of Halloween candy I will have great snacks ready to go to quickly grab instead of the Halloween candy! Cut up fruit and viggies, homemade nut/fruit bars, hummus and carrots, etc.

  35. janet - October 16, 2015

    11 would be perfect! We do the teal pumpkin project. My son is gluten soy and casein free so we do not let much of the sweets in the house. And when we do after two days we donate it to the military

  36. Delirah M - October 16, 2015

    #6 sounds like fun! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  37. Meriah - October 16, 2015

    My family would love to win #11!! This is what we’re planning on dressing up for Halloween. I have had trouble finding the costumes though! Please choose us! By the way I love your family!

  38. Sharon - October 16, 2015

    #11 would be perfect for our family. We always make sure to eat our normal meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner + healthy snacks) before candy is allowed. Dinner is such an important part of warding off extra sweets Halloween night. We’ve made it a tradition, so it’s something the kids look forward to. Whether we make spaghetti (and call it spook-ghetti) or a soup of some kind (and call it witches brew) we make sure dinner (and regular meals) are taken care of before trick or treating, or even eating candy received from a school activity, etc. Happy Halloween!!

  39. Jenna - October 16, 2015

    #6. 🙂 First, we only buy a small amount of candy for Halloween, and we replenish our candy bowl with what our kids bring home (especially whatever they don’t like). Then, we put what’s left into a bowl and put it out of sight and out of reach in the back of the top shelf of the pantry. Then we allow one piece some days after a good dinner. Once the kids start to forget about it (or when another candy holiday comes along), I usually trash what’s left.

  40. melissa pimentel - October 16, 2015

    #2 I let my kids have a few pieces the first night and then they get one piece a day after that. Usually withing a week or so the novelty has worn off and they forget about it. I just throw it out after that.

  41. Leanne - October 16, 2015

    Angry birds
    We do the seitch fairy
    Trade all your candy and get agame or something else

  42. Whitney - October 16, 2015

    #2 please! For the most part we try to keep candy out of our house but when Halloween does roll around we usually allow our children to select 10 pieces they’d like and they can eat them that night or over time until they are gone. When I do buy candy I try to buy dark chocolate as its higher in antioxidants and I feel you are satisfied with less of it then milk chocolate. Everything in moderation! 🙂

  43. Amber - October 16, 2015

    #11! Halloween is such a hard holiday for me! I have a sweet tooth like no other and my princess who is 3 got that gene also :). Things our family does to limit our sugar intake (I believe you have to enjoys some candy, moderation). I don’t buy candy to give to trick or treaters until that day because we will eat it! Our family loves to bike together, family walks, and homemade obstacle courses made from my 6 year old son to keep active. The day of Halloween we enjoy one of our three activities and have a healthy supper with fruits and vegetables prior to trick or treating, I find if the bellies are full the kids ( and I) aren’t shoving candy in our mouth all night! Then at the end the kids get to pick 2-3 pieces of candy and save the rest for another day. My kids are too little to know that I do this, but I take most of their candy to work the next day so it’s not hanging around the house. Don’t worry there is still enough to enjoy 🙂

  44. Joy - October 16, 2015

    #11 or #1 we try to limit one piece of candy a day. I actually started doing what you and Chris do which is let them trade in their candy for a toy if they want. 🙂

  45. Nancy - October 16, 2015

    #11 candy that we get we go thru and pick out one each and save a few for later (during the week/month) the rest hand back out to trick or treaters.

  46. Kay Sarginson - October 16, 2015

    I would like to request #11 to give to my family. My 4 year old grandson would be absolutely delighted. He’s been wearing his Superman costume from last year almost every day for a year,
    and it is getting pretty small (up to his knees and elbows). I would probably have to PAY serious cash to get my son (a Deputy Sheriff) in to the one for him, but it would be worth every penny!
    My 2 year old granddaughter and my daughter in law…no problem!

  47. Jenn - October 16, 2015

    #11, We leave the candy out and when we fight off the urge to eat it we give ourselves a bigger treat (every week) like movie night OR something else fun!

  48. Jillian Zorn - October 16, 2015

    #11! My oldest was browsing Halloween costumes with me online and said we needed that be the Incredibles! This year is Batman/Robin, so it’s the plan for next year and this would be perfect!

    My tip to ward off Halloween sweets:

    1. Buy Halloween candy that you don’t like or that won’t tempt you. I dislike Tootsie rolls, so they are always one of my purchases for Halloween

    2. The day of Halloween, I make healthy treats for us – like pumpkin protein bites or chocolate protein shakes – and plan on having some ready for parents that are taking their kids out. I also make sure we eat a full supper so we aren’t hungry that night from rushing out to trick or treat – we all know the urge to cheat is the worst when we are hangry 😉

  49. Annika Taylor - October 16, 2015

    #6 – so fun!! I have two kids, boy and girl those ages that would love!

    Another fun thing a few people in my neighborhood have started doing along with myself is we don’t give out candy. I have a couple neighbor’s who are dentists and they give the kids fun character toothbrushes, I have given out Halloween garb in the past and I love when the kids come home with stickers, toys or other fun things that aren’t candy!

  50. Annika Taylor - October 16, 2015

    #11!! What a fun idea to do. Thanks!

    At our house the kids get to pic their favorite 10 pieces of candy and the rest we give away so it isn’t around. People always die when I tell them this and ask how I get my kids to consent, bu we have always done it this way so they are happy to do it. Probably party because I always bake healthy choices for snacks and goodies for them. 🙂
    thanks again!!

  51. Annie - October 16, 2015

    Bring most of it to work for coworkers to much on! They will love it and there will be less temptation at home. With the candy that is leftover, limit to one piece per day.

  52. Jessica - October 16, 2015

    #11. Our family dresses up for Halloween each year is a different theme. The incredibles would be adorable!

  53. Joann - October 16, 2015

    #11 we make animals out of our fruit so no need for candy the kids love making things with fruit some of them are quite good to be fair haha xx

  54. Camri - October 16, 2015

    We let the kids eat what they want on Halloween night then they dump the rest into a “potion” bowl. The next morning the witch has turned all the candy into a toy or something special. My kids are young so we can get away with this they love it! I may have to start getting more creative soon 🙂

  55. Barbara - October 16, 2015

    #11 we take ours to dentist office and donate it to other countries. The kids receive money and use to purchase gifts for xmas.

  56. Nicole - October 16, 2015

    #11! With 3 kids, it would be perfect! We try to pick out a few favorites and donate the rest. Local dentists buy back candy as well.

  57. Alice - October 16, 2015

    #11 we let them eat as much on Halloween then we go to the local dentist and trade it in! Also I don’t give out candy I go to the dollar spot at target and give out toys.

  58. Trisha - October 16, 2015

    #11 I buy candy that the family doesnt like so it takes temptation away 🙂

  59. kelly-ann - October 16, 2015

    They can only have one candy a week and I usually end up throwing the rest out after a couple months.

  60. Rachael davies - October 16, 2015

    Number 11. We have a advent type calender and children are allowed one per day

  61. Kendra - October 16, 2015

    #11. Allow an occasional piece earlier in the day when I’m too busy to eat a whole bowl of candy. At night, place a lovely bowl of fruit on front of it. If nothing works, brush your teeth as soon as you start craving.

  62. Sunny - October 16, 2015

    #11, it would fit our family perfectly! We let the kids eat candy Halloween night and then put it in a big bowl and let them choose one piece a day after. I may or may not have candy a year old in my pantry! ??

  63. Amanda - October 16, 2015

    I would love #11! We just try to limit our sugar consumption by making sure we only have a certain number of candies a day and then the bowl of candy gets put away so it’s not tempting. We also take our candy with us to family get togethers and share with them so we don’t eat it all ourselves.

  64. Erin Nielsen - October 16, 2015

    Please oh please #11. I’ve wanted our family to be the Incredibles the last 2 Halloweens! But the costumes are so expensive.

    I try to only buy candy for the Trick or Treaters and not have candy around the house. And then we go through the candy when our kids get home and throw half of it away.

    PLEASE PICK ME!! ? My husband and I are big fans of the show.

  65. Hannah Butters - October 16, 2015

    #11 I never hand out the candy that Temps me. Instead I’ll buy a huge bag of dum dums and hand it out. I have no problem staying away and it’s a small treat for kids.

  66. Candis - October 16, 2015

    #11. We have the switch witch come and she takes MOST of the candy and leaves something our kid wants like a toy or movie

  67. Rachel - October 16, 2015

    #5; I have a rule of after Halloween candy is out of the house within 3 days. No, this does not mean to shove your face with candy. Although it is my kids candy, they have to do a good deed to earn a piece. The maximum number of candy a day they can get is 3 pieces. My kids never eat a lot of candy as it is, but I allow 3 pieces a day for 3 days! They like to come up to me when I didn’t ask them to clean something or put something away. My oldest says, “I put all the toys away before you could ask. Can I please have some chocolate?” Haha. 🙂

  68. Stephanie - October 16, 2015

    #11 family Incredibles

    My most helpful tip is have a chocolate peanut butter protein shake before you leave the house to cure your sweet tooth! Then when the kids have had their share of candy toss out the rest! If it’s not in the house you can’t eat it!! I usually keep a few pieces of their favorites ie lollipops since I’m not tempted with those ?

  69. Dora - October 16, 2015


    I fight temptation by hiding candy, but I don’t really eat candy. I don’t buy it often… ? Thank you for the opportunity.

  70. honi bean barrett - October 16, 2015

    I think that my kids would LOVE the pirate costumes!

    My kids are a bit nervous trick or treating, plus we do not like the candy intake… so we go sit at a local restaurant downtown (which hosts an open business event) and watch the costumes go by.

  71. Emma - October 16, 2015

    I’d be interested in NO. 2. 🙂 Try brushing your teeth–I’ll bet those sour patch kids don’t look half as appetizing now!

  72. Krissy - October 16, 2015

    #11 we put candy in a bowl and allow it as a special treat every once in awhile:-)

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