Finding out what the kids want to be for Halloween is always exciting.
Hearing what they love,
what/who they want to represent is telling of who they are in that time of their lives.
Plus, I love making their Halloween costumes!
I'm happy to report they love the unique ensembles too.
I've made almost every costume.
Only three have been store bought.
Ella was Bob the Builder and a bride.
Oh my gosh, she's soooo little!
Last year, Sam was a triceratops.
I knew I wouldn't be able to make anything this great.
This year Sam wants to be a green octopus.
So far, I'm done with the top and two tentacles.
And sad face, Ella is now too old to dress up...you know, being a high-schooler and all.
I was able to dig up a few homemade favorites from the past.
A velvety bat:
She called this one a "kimono princess":
I wish I could find a picture of them wearing these
but I fear they are buried on the hard drive of my burnt up laptop.
Sam was a bee.
Ella was a flower.
Last year, Ella was a witch.
A witch that rides a Swiffer.
She collected a lot of laughs for that one.
Growing up, my Mom made most of our costumes too.
My favorite was probably the 50's girl
with a poodle skirt, bobby socks, a cardigan and a pony tail.
Did you remember your favorite costume as a kid?