Halloween. Candy and Costumes. Every year my children look forward to the candy, and I look forward to the fun of making costumes. We’ve had some good ones over the years, I think.
This year, Sam decided he wanted to be a monster, and not just any monster: a red, furry, scary monster. That sounded like a costume I wanted to make! We traveled to our local fabric store and found the softest and furriest red fabric you can imagine. Very Elmo-like. My challenge was to create a monster that wasn’t at all like Elmo from this fabric that all but screamed Elmo. Next, we found a pattern that I could modify to create this scary monster. Can you see the ferocious potential in that cute little monkey?
The results were amazingly cute. Red. Furry. Scary. Happy boy.
I told the boys that I could do only one elaborate handmade costume per year, and this was Sam’s year. Tom was happy to be a construction worker.
Joe wanted to be a Death Eater from Harry Potter. We had the cloak from when he was a Dementor (notice the Harry Potter theme), and the mask was a modified store-bought skull costume. A good friend loaned us a wand. Easy. And creepy.
Trick-or-Treating was lots of fun. The weather was perfect (snow on the ground didn’t bother us). Sam was totally into the concept of getting candy. His belated “thank you!” as he walked away from houses was precious. Tom was all business until his candy bag got too heavy to carry. Joe scored his biggest candy haul yet – he’ll likely still be eating candy in June.
How was your Halloween? I’d love to hear about your costume creations.
Love this post! Every year at Halloween I look forward to what the boys decide to be for the big day! Fun…thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks, Netley! I look forward to it as well. I’m impressed that Sam was able to come up with something – he knew what he wanted to be way before Joey.
Looks like the red furry monster made a nice, warm scarf for Daddy while Sam was on Paul’s shoulders! They all look great!
Thanks, Elaine! A bit of a sticky scarf, but warm at least.
Adorable!! I just love all the costumes…thanks for posting them. The Curious George/Man with the Yellow Hat idea was great :).
Thanks, Kristin! It’s a fun holiday. Well, it’s fun until I have to deal with all the candy collected by three enthusiastic trick-or-treaters!
Adorable!! I just love all the cmotuses…thanks for posting them. The Curious George/Man with the Yellow Hat idea was great .
Thanks! It was fun making all of them.
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