This impressive mama creates costumes for her 8-month-old girls every day. Psst... how does she find the time?!?
A mom of three is having the most fun ever with Halloween month. Lauren Mancke, a self-declared "one of those creatives" is making costumes for her eight-month-old twin girls Lera and Merigold every day in October. And the results, are, well, adorbs.
These might be the cutest outlaws I've ever seen. 😂 Thelma and Louise aren't backing down and neither are we. We are going to just keep going. Check back daily for more costumes during #manckemonthofcostumes! . #halloweendiy #costumeideas #siblingcostumes #twincostumes #twins #twinning #kidsofinstagram #babiesofinstagram #thatsdarling
A post shared by Lauren Mancke (@laurenmancke) on Oct 9, 2017 at 11:37am PDT
Mancke takes her cue from pop culture mainstays to create the looks. She channels shows from Broad City to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and movies like Star Wars and A League of Their Own and let's just be honest: the twins rock every costume.
Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated! Give us any chance we'll take it. Read us any rule we'll break it. We're going to make our dreams come true. Doing it our way. It's another #manckemonthofcostumes with our go getting gals Laverne & Shirley. There ain't nothing we won't try. Never heard the word impossible. This time there's no stopping us. We're going to do it! Make all our dreeeams come true for me and you. . #halloweendiy #twins #twincostumes #siblingcostumes #laverneandshirley #twinstagram #kidscostumes #kidsofinstagram #thatsdarling
A post shared by Lauren Mancke (@laurenmancke) on Oct 8, 2017 at 2:22pm PDT
The South Carolina mama started her tradition of DIY costuming the heck out of October when her son Fox was a toddler. As Mancke, who chronicles her costuming on Instagram, told ABC News, "I was a first-time mom and I've always loved Halloween and making costumes. I thought, 'I want to make all these costumes but soon he's going to be old enough to pick [them out himself].'" She added, "It was trying to get all of my craftiness and ideas out of the way."
There's no crying in baseball ...or in #manckemonthofcostumes (too soon to tell on that actually 😜). Ever since little league, this movie has been one of my favorites. Are you a Dottie or a Kit? Comment below! . #halloween #diyhalloweencostume #kidscostumes #thatsdarling #twinning #twinstagram #twins #dressup #ministylekidscostumes
A post shared by Lauren Mancke (@laurenmancke) on Oct 1, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT
Ahem, for those of us who aren't crafty, we look forward to when our kids will choose their own Halloween looks. Or, we get all excited when we find out that moms like Mancke are giving away their creations, as she announced on Instagram.
Stop taking my hand! The force is strong with these two little #starwars fans. It's another #manckemonthofcostumes that has me 😂 - If you'd like to take home this hand drawn BB-8 prop, just follow us and tag 2 friends below to enter in our #giveaway. Winner chosen on Monday, Oct 9th! - #halloweendiy #costumeideas #siblingcostumes #twincostumes #bb8 #rey #handdrawn #babycostume
A post shared by Lauren Mancke (@laurenmancke) on Oct 6, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT
BTW, it takes this impressive mama a few hours each morning to create the looks. And, genius tip: She photographs the twins right after a nap so they are cooperative.
We can't wait to see what she comes up with next!
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