Halloween 2014

For Halloween this year, there were no homemade costumes for the kids, though darling daughter made outfits for the animals. Darling Daughter got to dress up for dance class, and she took full advantage of that. Then we headed down to Savannah so Darling Daughter could go trick or treating with Big Brother, Middlest Brother, and Sister-in-law. Good times were had by all. Click on an image to view bigger images.

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Halloween Photos

So, my children finally gave in to my pleas to dress back up in their Halloween costumes so I could get a few pictures since they had taken their costumes to a friend’s house on Halloween and changed out of them before I picked them up. My eldest didn’t want to get all gored-up for a zombie (sigh; I really wanted to do zombie make up. How much fun would that have been? Especially with the awesomely awesome fake blood!) so he’s a pirate. With a bloody slash across his cheek. And he is using the fake blood as hair gel – it nicely dyes the hair and washes out super easily. The daughter is also a pirate. And the middle son is Harry Dresden, wizard.

Funny story: I ordered a pentacle for him from New Jersey a week before Halloween and it was scheduled to arrive on the 27th – since we’re in North Carolina. Easy peasy, right? On the 30th I looked on line to see where the silly thing was and wouldn’t you know? It had been sent from Charlotte (three hours away from us) to Massachusetts on the 28th. Needless to say, it arrived on the 1st and we were forced to improvise Halloween night with a metal circle, some embroidery floss and silver spray paint.

The costume is finished!

The costume is finally done!! 🙂 It may have gone faster if I had the ability to follow directions but there wasn’t a pattern for what I wanted to do. I cannibalized several patterns to get the skirt/ lace dress/ overcoat and I had to figure out the sleeves on my own, which was interesting and took the longest. But they also turned out better than I had hoped; I love them. And I think we can all agree that my daughter is adorable.

(If you click on an image you’ll be taken to the gallery to see the larger images.)

And now it’s back to Armand.