In continuing with celebrating Halloween I’m sharing some of my kids’ costumes. I’ve been pretty lucky with my son because he usually wants to be something we already have the stuff for right here in the house-like when he wanted to be a football player. We just HAPPENED to have a football dress up set. Yeah! He was Jeff Gordon for several years, and that was just fine with us. And his first real costume was also reused for his sister-a red M&M costume that I picked up a consignment shop for $4. That’s $2 per year-I’ll take it!
My daughter was a pumpkin her first Halloween. A friend I worked with happened to have a costume that her daughter had worn at the same age. She very happily lent it to me. It was adorable. The next year she was the M&M. After that it started to get complicated with her. Two years ago she wanted to be a fairy princess like Abby on Sesame Street, only once we went anywhere she didn’t really want to wear the wings. Last year I just told her what she was going to be-a sparkly witch. I actually helped MAKE THIS ONE. I SEWED. Yes, Little ADD ME! It turned out quite cute.
I have seen a lot of very, very cute costumes on some of the sites I visit daily. Like a lego costume-as much as my kids love legos I hope that one of them decides to be one for Halloween someday. I found the instructions on how to make the lego costume on the Country Living website. I could do that!
As I kept looking online, I noticed that there were a lot of variations in the lego toys and costumes, Here we have a costume that is show on Instructables.com on how to make it. I kept flipping through and eventually found some lego superhero costumes that were really great too!
Princess Difficult is going to be a black cat this year, but she has informed me that she is going to be a “Pink football player” next year. That could be a bit complicated. Or maybe not. By then, her brother will have outgrown the helmet. We have pink spray paint. She has a pink jersey. This could just work! Now that she has mentioned this, The Professor has begun planning his costumes for the next few years. Every year a superhero, just a different one. Next year he wants to be Batman. He is even trying to figure out how we can hit the reduced price costumes after Halloween to see if we can snag some of those costumes. That boy! I think I can probably take him up on that, after all, I suppose if we were able to find something cheap and maybe just a little big for next year he could use it as dress up.
I tried to put pictures in order of the kids in their costumes. I’m having some issues with this, so I apologize. They are here, just not in order. But I assure you that cuteness abounds in this slideshow…