Monday, November 3, 2008

Hope you had a fun Halloween too!

Did you have a fun Halloween? We had a good one. Lovely fall-ish evening that wasn't too cold. Kids at perfect ages to love the wonder of it, but not be into the creepy stuff. In fact, our two-year-old really hated the scary parts (especially the parade at the school), but it made him snuggle closer, so I liked that part.

Here's my new Martha attempt at Halloween decor using some of our tree apples that had seen better days. It was very cute. Sorry that my camera doesn't make it look as cute.
I was extra pleased with our costumes this year, if I do say so myself. We went with a European motif this year (more by coincidence than original plan.) Some neighbors let us use this green dragon costume for our two-year old. I was having a hard time coming up with something for the 4-year-old (partly because he wasn't going for anything I suggested and I wasn't too inspired by the things HE suggested.) Then I had this inspiration. A knight! Specifically St. George, the ledgendary patron saint of England who fought the green dragon. Since most people aren't anglophile-Humanities-majors like me, I pretty much didn't expect anyone else to get it. But I loved it, having just recently visited England again for the first time in a long while.
The four-year-old asked me if he was "the Dark Knight." (He doesn't know what this means, just that his best friend says the Dark Knight is really cool.) So I told him 'yes.' Whatever it takes to get him to wear the costume. :) This is the only costume I made this year and even then I only made the tunic. And even then, I only sewed two shoulder seams and the red cross on the front. I was so pleased with the final outcome, and the child actually wore it!

The seven-year-old went as a Matador, wearing her dance recital costume, which I loved! Ever since the dance recital in June I have been promoting this as the perfect Halloween costume. Partly because it was ready to go. Partly because I wanted to get my money's worth out of that sucker, and partly because it was so stinking cute! Not a fluffy fairy-princess costume, but she went for it.The nine-year-old was Heidi wearing a dirndl my parents bought in Austria about 20 years ago. It was also very cute and also very minimal effort. My favorite Halloween costume combination!
Okay, thanks for indulging me. Tomorrow is back to fabric, quilts, etc.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It's so great when the costumes come together and don't cost much. Especially when you can use things that you already have!
Very cute, I enjoyed seeing them all!