Monday, October 28, 2019

Costumes- Then & Now

First Halloween together- Pooh and Piglet

Rainbow and Leprechaun

Cowboy (with stick horse) and Princess

Day clothes that same year

Tinkerbell and Captain Hook

Doctor and Surgeon

Pigpen and Charlie Brown

Butterfly and Vet

Pa Ingalls and Laura Ingalls Wilder
Skeleton, Stick Figure, and Rick (Daddy)

This past Sunday, we made a trip to the thrift store, a trip to the fabric store, then we hunkered down in the craft room and spent just shy of 6 hours executing Halloween costumes for this year.

It's been kinda fun watching the evolution of our costumes- from whatever seemed like it matched that Mama could grab at the store, to whatever we could make from what we had around the house, to what we could put together from the dress-up stash, and then on to what the kids themselves could think up and pull off... it's been fun (and always kinda last-minute if I'm being honest).

This year both Audrey and Henry had a very strong concept of what they want to be for Halloween.

Henry watched Spirited Away with me a little while back and immediately decided he wanted to be No Face. I found the mask on Amazon but the rest of it we put together with pieces here and there from the thrift store.

(Neither Audrey nor Henry wanted a pic taken of them in their complete setup until Halloween evening when everything- including makeup- is complete, so check back here this coming weekend!)

Audrey has been obsessed with the Redwall series and decided she wants to be Major Perigord this year, a warrior hare with a very specific and detailed outfit (the front and center hare in blue).

The ears came from Amazon, the base shirt came from the thrift store, and the faux fur came from some voodoo coupon magic at the fabric store. Everything else we had around the house.

I am now officially all crafted out, but I can't help loving how super excited they both are about debuting their looks. I am really enjoying watching their wheels turn and getting to participate in pulling off their meaningful costume choices. It was totally worth the majority of our Sunday.

I may be as excited as they are for Halloween to come now!

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