I admit it. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the decorating, the costumes, and the treats--oh, the treats!!! I'm a little disappointed in myself this year, though. I usually love to create costumes for the kids, and this year I haven't done it. Lu wants to be a fairy for the third year in a row . . . sounds easy to me! Done. Boo wants to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast . . . there's a dress in the dress-up box. Perfect. Bear wants to be Hermione, but she won't settle for a handmade costume. She offers to pay for half of the costume herself. Deal.
How dull is that? I blame it on spending too much time on my website. When did I become so boring and unoriginal? I'll say one thing, none of these posts are boring and unoriginal! Check out these awesome costumes submitted by YOU:
Jar Head Costume from Thirty Handmade Days (I really hope there are some air holes in that jar!)
Hogwarts Student by Rae Gun Ramblings (I love that this is so simple, but included just the right details to identify the costume. If only my little "Hermione" were willing to go that simple!)
Sun Maid Raisins Box by Bear Rabbit Bear (Can you believe it--she's expecting triplets and still has time and energy to create this awesome costume!)
Little Red Riding Hood Costumes by Freshly Completed. The pictures are adorable. You really should visit so that you can see all three costumes. The kids look like they are having so much fun acting out the story!
Tiny Parrot by Peaches and Bees. I love all of the adorable details. Aren't the feathers beautiful?
Penguins by Carpe Diem. (This is only one of several inspiring costumes on her site. Be sure to check them all out!)
Just for fun, here are a few fun and original costumes seen at my house this weekend: (Sorry, the lighting was really bad. That's why I saved these for the end of the posts. My friends' costumes were too awesome to skip, though!)
This has to be one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen. Erin created these costumes--Flo, the Progressive Girl, and the Geiko Gecko. Awesome!!!
My sister, Jenny, made these Betty and Barney Rubble costumes years ago. Who are these Stone Age Models? That's my and my hubby. Don't you love the wig? What in the world is that color? Gold? Copper? Definitely looks natural, don't you think?
A special thanks to Andrea who shared her Sally wig with Boo and Lu. I think she made their entire week. I hope Lu never decides to die her hair bronze. I'm not loving the look! (Maybe it's just the Donald Trump comb-over that's the problem.) Boo would make a cute redhead, I think.
Fun times. What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
Thanks for stopping by today!