These babies are taking coordinated costumes to the next level.
Jeremy and Ali Hynek are parents to 6-month-old Penelope, Ethan and Alejandra. The Utah parents call their triplets PEA (a combination of their first initials) or Sweet PEA and love to document their adventures together. As Halloween approaches, the fun is centering around costumes.
“I’m a new mom and was really excited about dressing the babies up for their first Halloween,” Ali told The Huffington Post. “But I couldn’t decide which costumes to pick since there were so many things we could do in groups of three!”
Ali reached out to her friend Brittany Jepson, who owns a small DIY-focused business called The House that Lars Built, and the two ladies decided to work on a series of costumes for the triplets to give parents some Halloween inspiration.
Drawing ideas from pop culture and traditional baby themes, Ali and Brittany put together the costumes through a combination of DIY and store purchases.
“The most important thing to me was that we use a lot of pajamas since thats what every mom already has in stock,” Ali said. “I wanted to make costumes that other moms felt like they could make at home or at least would invest in the PJ’s and feel like they could use them afterwards!”
With the help of photographer Anna Marie Killian, the women documented their work and posted pictures of the triplets in their costumes on Ali’s Instagram and the House That Lars Built account. Brittany also put together blog posts that explain how to make each costume.
As for the babies, they “did beautifully” throughout their dress-up days, Ali said. “When you have triplet babies you have to be very organized so that everyone keeps their sanity, so I have very specific times that I was able to dress them up and change them so that they didn’t get to irritated,” the mom explained.
Ali added that her babies are used to being photographed because she likes to take daily pictures of them lined up in “PEA” order to track their growth and take note of little things that happened each day. “The idea was to use Instagram as a memory book for our family and then have the photos printed with Chatbooks as we go along,” she said. “I mostly want to create fun memories for PEA as the grow up and look back at their life.”
As the photos reach more eyes, the mom simply wants her babies to bring others joy. “I hope people get a bit of a laugh at the very least and that it brightens their day!” Ali told HuffPost. “If they get some inspiration to make their baby a superhero or a ghostbuster, even better.”
Keep scrolling and visit Ali’s Instagram and The House Lars Built to see the triplet costume fun.