Sunday, October 16, 2011

Homemade Halloweens past...

The good news is that I think I have scavengered up most of the things I will be needing to make costumes.  The bad news is that I haven't gotten very far at all!  Everyday the older boys come home from school and ask me if their costumes are done yet.  They must think that I sit on the couch picking and flicking while they are away.  Nope.  Not done. 
I thought I might post a few pictures of some of the past creations...
But first I had to post the Halloween picture that started it all:

Awww.  Isn't that sweet.  Look at us all young and thin and thinking life was all unicorns and rainbows.

Now, not all of our kids' costumes have been homemade and not all of my brain cells are still intact after having all these kids.  This being said, I have no idea where I might find all of our Halloween pictures.  Here is just a sampling.  Just smile and nod if you have seen them before on this blog or anywhere else.

My very first attempt at homemade.  Sweet little Leo/Superman.  Probably sad that I tried to comb his hair Superman style.

Oh my gosh.  I don't even know what to say.  This picture just cracks me up!  Look at puffy little Big Bird/Jack on the left.  Don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks?  I have to say, Optimus Prime was one of the coolest we have created thus far.  The signature semi-truck roof lights on his shoulders even lit up!  Evan's skeleton costume glowed in the dark too.

We thought that our Ollie-gator should be just that for his first Halloween.  Still bugs me that the pants were the wrong color. 

Try creating an Iron Man without a mask... this is what I came up with.  What is great about kids is that you need only come close and their imagination does the rest.  Jack BELIEVED he was Iron Man.  Of course it was before all of the new-fangled store-bought arc reactors came out so he had an LED push light on his chest.

Evan also believed that he was really the Amazing Spider-Man.  The mask and gloves are the only things that I did not make on this costume.

Another one of our favorites.  Leo hates to be the center of attention and you should have seen the amount of people who tried to talk to him!  Good thing he had a Darth Vader sound box inside his helmet that he could use to distract people while he ran the other way!

Check out the cute mugs on these guys.. and the big bobble-head. 

Wow.  You'd think of all of the Halloweens past, I would be able to come up with a few good pictures from the last one.  Instead, these are grainy cell-phone pictures.  I had to put a few of Bowser (that was a complex, but really fun costume to make) at different angles since Evan is nearly cut out of the group picture. 

Taking this trip down memory lane and seeing all of these happy trick-or-treaters gets my creative juices flowing and makes me excited for this year's projects.  It also makes me very tired. 
Good night, don't let the bed bugs bite!