Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012 is in the books and we had a great time!   Being a parent makes every holiday so much more fun!

We're in central Indiana and were expecting some pretty cold temps for trick or treating.  We all bundled up, thankfully their costumes allowed for many layers underneath, and headed out.

For a minute, I thought I had a photo with both of them smiling at the same time.  Alas, no dice.  Thanks for the cheese-face Tyson!

My little pirate :)

My mom and I worked on his costume together.  She and I sewed the vest out of fleece and added some gold trim, his pants were just plain black sweats from Target and I found the shirt at Goodwill.

I coffee-stained the shirt, cut the collar off the neck, cut some of the length off and tightened up the cuffs on the sleeves.  I found an inexpensive pirate set with an earring (he wouldn't wear), an eye patch (it kept breaking) and the sword.  The sword is his favorite part of the costume! I added a tulle belt as a place to put his sword.  He already had the socks from last Christmas and I just stenciled the Jolly Roger on a canvas tote from Hobby Lobby.

Quinn, Little Red Riding Hood  :)

Quinn's costume was also a collaborative effort with my mom.  She helped me sew the tulle skirt on to a ribbon.  I added a crochet tube top that I bought from this Etsy shop.  We considered DIYing the cape, but in the long run, I decided to order one.   I purchased it from The Capery on Etsy.  I just used a white long sleeve onesie and some red and white striped Gymboree leggings that she already had.

The leopard print pink gloves were a last minute addition because of the cold weather!

I added some ribbon and fabric to a little basket I found at Goodwill.  It was the perfect size for her treats!

We had so much fun trick or treating.  Our neighborhood is full of families and many participate to make it fun for the kids.

Once Quinn figured out what was happening with this trick or treating business, she was all about it!

But she also tired out quickly.  We carried her for a lot of the block and then Q and I came home while Tyson and Daddy kept on going.

Halloween was a blast, even despite the cold!  We can't wait for next year!

Did your kids have a great time?  Are you in candy overload?

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Colleen said...

love their costumes! it must have been chilly there, huh? I agree - definitely so much fun during holidays with little kids!

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