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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!

homemade Halloween costumes

Halloween is the best and I love making any homemade Halloween costumes my kids dare to request. This is what Halloween 2008 looked like:
geisha costume

This geisha costume was made using a easy costume pattern, probably Butterick, from Joann’s fabric store. The geisha wig is from a costume shop, we embellished it with extra silk flowers. The make up is also from a costume shop.
geisha halloween costumeShe wore her costume to school, but as the mom-makeup artist, I came to school right before the Halloween parade to put on her make up.
clown on a unicycle













It was a bonus that this clown has been working on his unicycle skills for months and is good enough to ride around with his candy bag in his hand. This costume is made out of a pile of silk scarves my mother-in-law gave me (instead of Goodwill).  Zipper down the back (basic jumpsuit pattern) and a few pom-poms down the front. Makeup was studied at various clown makeup sites online, then applied just before the school parade. Red wig and red clown nose are from a local costume shop. Converse shoes tie it all together. For a closer look at the clown costume look here.



clown and luke skywalker costumesWhat’s better than showing off your cute little brother, dressed as tiny Luke Skywalker at school?
young luke skywalker









This costume was made after pouring over pictures and frozen screen movie images of Luke Skywalker. The cape is just a basic pattern, probably originally designed for Harry Potter fans. The tunic and pants were made using the same pattern as the geisha dress, just shortened and lengthened when necessary. The key was the belt and accessories attached. The belt is just a wide (3 or so inches) band attached around the body with velcro and had several velcro loops for attaching the light saber (purchased online, fairly cheaply). The boots were borrowed from his big sister.
renaissance princess costume, queen costume




This medieval princess costume is also from a basic ‘princess,queen’ costume pattern. Slightly more complicated, the white tunic dress underneath is separate from the pink, sparkly lace-up-the-sides top layer. The sleeve detail adds a few airy layers for a more regal effect.


medieval princess, medieval queen costume

Crown from a costume shop, necklace from Forever 21. I love the hairdo she asked for- two high messy buns for a bit of a Knight’s Tale modern/medieval look.






for the whole day in pictures look here