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Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween, 2011

The kids and I always discuss Halloween costumes, but I let them decide what they want to be.  Last year, the Star Wars theme worked for the whole family.  This year I suggested all kinds of things... Kathryn HAD to be Rapunzel... but being Flynn Rider or the horse just wasn't going to happen for my big boys.  I suggested Calvin and Hobbes... After Crazy Hair day I told William he would be an awesome Wolverine, (See the Hair in the picture?) 
Whatever.  he didn't want to.  But here is a rundown of what we DID do :)

William:   Decided to be Peter from Narnia.  Last year I picked up the armor costume on sale somewhere, so he wore that and a pair of pants.  He made a shield out of wood (With help from his Uncle Johnny), and painted it red.  He made a sword completely on his own.  These made the perfect accessories to his Peter Costume.  He wore it all day at school, through their Storybook parade, and then again at night.

Joshua decided to be Darth Maul.  This was an easy costume to put together.  The only thing I bought was some red and black face paint.  First, I had him put on a Batman costume (the black one) Then I put on one of Wes' short sleeve Black dress shirts.  I cut two long strips of material from an old black thermal shirt.  One for the 'belt tie', big enough to gather... the other to wrap down like a stole. He wore a pair of black gloves and I painted his face.  The effect was awesome.  Although.  I would have made or bought a double bladed red saber.. I just had him use the red one we had because we totally ran out of time.  At night he didn't even want to bring it because "It wasn't right".  Oh my, 6 years old and already a diehard Star Wars fan.  I also didn't have strong enough gel to form and hold the hair as horns on his head.. boo.  Anyway.  Pictures!

Notice that I painted his whole head.  He hair is STILL a bit red.

He's "seething" ha ha

Kathryn loves the movie Tangled.  I do too! It's so good.  Anyway.  I started making her a Rapunzel dress for her birthday last February. (!) But never finished it because....I just didn't.  boo.  I promised her I would finish it for Halloween, though.  The details weren't yet done for the boy's parade in the morning, but I finished it in the afternoon.  She was SOOO Excited and wore it that night when we went to a festival at church.

Isn't it pretty!?   I basically followed this  tutorial to make your own pattern.  And then added all of the details so it would be as close to Rapunzel's dress (from the movie) as possible.  I just love the sweetness the lace adds.  I honestly was frustrated that it took me this long to actually sit down and finish the dress.. she loves it so much.  Here are some more pics of Kathryn:

Matthew was the easiest of all.  My friend let me borrow a puppy costume, and he loved it.  I just put it on him and he started crawling around barking.. being silly.  He talked in a baby voice and insisted that his siblings call him puppy.  Loved it :)

Kathryn and Matthew at the morning Storybook parade at school.  Notice Kathryn is Belle here because I hadn't finished the Rapunzel dress yet. 

I had a costume dress in lavender that I wore too.  I went as "Rapunzel's mom" the queen.  We both wore crowns from the costume bin.  Wes didn't dress up this year.

The only pic of us together that night!  I'm making faces but I guess I must always! ha ha

I love costumes... and it really feels like playing with the kids.  We always love having the chance to go to our church's festival too.. lots of games for candy and bounce houses and fun things to do..

1 comment:

  1. Great costumes. Lucky kids to have you as their mom.