Happy Halloween to all you ghouls and goblins! Halloween is a very popular holiday in our house. I must admit that I love it almost as much as my kids do. I still dress up. I went to the local costume shop--Spooky Town--to get our costumes this year. I ended up with a pirate costume and it took me a few tries to find one that covered my butt. Has anyone else noticed the trend in women's costumes? It's a slutty version of everything. Sheesh. At any rate, I ended up with a Pirate Wench...not the slutty wench.
In the past, I've made most of the boys' costumes but now that they're older they only want the store bought ones. For the past several years, William has been a Ninja of some kind. (The picture above was last years' Ninja) This year....Ninja again.
When I was a kid my Mom made all of our costumes--and they were really good! I always felt bad for the kids in my neighborhood that had the plastic masks. My Mom whipped up everything from Gypsies, to Jeannies (my little sister and I were both the real Jeannie--the pink one--neither of us would be her evil twin who wore blue), Wonder Woman, Punk Rockers and many, many more.
We also had to wear about 15 sweaters under our costumes....the Jeannie costume probably looked more the the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man with all the layers...but I loved it anyway.
I think my favorite costume as a kid (despite the layers of wool) was the "I Dream of Jeannie" year. Definitely a fave. My favorite costume for the boys was the Parrot, The Train or The Spider (that's Jack pictured above in the Spider costume). I think I had as much fun making them as the boys did wearing them.
How about you? What was your favorite Halloween costume?