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Halloween costume week: Day 4


A little Eskimo girl, a Husky Dog and a young Bride costumes… the bride is looking a little bugged in this picture, ready to trick or treat, I’d wager.

What’s not to love about the dog unwrapping candy moment?
The Siberian Husky dog costume was furry, fun and created in likeness to our beloved husky “the prince of dogness” who ran our lives for 10 years (and is now in dog heaven) and who is perhaps the first and last dog I’ll ever truly love (yeah, it was crazy like that).


The Eskimo girl here, bribed with candy to pose for a picture (I’m seeing a theme in all my pictures…) was supposed to sit in her baby jogger stroller with the real Husky in his harness pulling the ‘sled’– you’d think I’d have a picture of that but alas, I don’t. Pre-digital pictures were hard, people- you had to do stuff like get them developed, pay for each and every picture, even the bad ones and wait to see the final product.
and child Bride…about 3rd grade, what more can I say?


We still have the dog costume, not as funny these days without the living canine likeness walking alongside you. But I can’t bear to part with it, dogs… they’ll do that to you.

Halloween costume week: Day 2

Remember Monsters Inc.? One of our favorite movies to this day, I had the give the Boo costume a try a few years back, and my daughter was in the exact stage as the little gal in the movie. We got a lot of giggles on this one!

Quite a bit of foam molding and gluing and special fabric searching, thankfully a sharpie for drawing suction cups on the arms and legs. I think the ‘hair’ was actually from a mop.

This BMX bike rider costume, (specifically our friend and BMX legend Fuzzy Hall) was quite a bit easier, stickers on the helmet, iron-on letters on a jersey he kept on wearing after Halloween. Knee pads and gloves used before and after October 31st too.

If you have girls, plan on at least 15 years of princess type costumes- pretty much any sparkly dress with a hoop or tons of tulle under it. Since it’s debut, this dress has been worn at least 1283 times by every little girl who has set foot into our house, as it should be!

A funny story about this Halloween- I took about a million (ok, probably 36) pictures, with real film (I think it was 2002?) but when I went to get the pictures developed… the pictures were black and white! Don’t get me wrong, I love B&W pictures- but not on Halloween. So, I have all of these great pictures of Boo with Sully and Mike (whenever we came upon those characters) pictures with little friends throughout the day- all in black and white. So, we did a re-Halloween-photoshoot, all of the color pictures shown above are from about a week after Halloween. Hair and make up redone and coaxing confused kids (are we go trick or treating again?) back into costumes- quite a challenge. Fun memories!

Halloween fabric bowl

Onto Step 2 in bowl making… organizing the fabric.  I though I would start with a Halloween bowl and dive into my hoard stash of Halloween fabrics.
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I used a healthy brushful of Mod Podge on the backs of all fabric pieces when sticking them to the paper mache. The whole bowl needs a top coat of Mod Podge inside and out too, but I think I’d wait overnight and let the fabric dry out completely first.
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The Mod Podge I used is a gloss finish, so with a top coat it will all be very shiny which is a good thing for a bowl right?

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The inside, a good place to put all your candy.

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I’ll have to get that top coat on later, right now we are off to southern Utah (Escalante) for the weekend at Grandma’s bed & breakfast.