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?
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.