This year we went as Shrek, Fiona -- and donkey. I felt the insane urge to try and emulate my mother by sewing Ellie's costume myself from scratch. Let's just say I watched an embarrassing amount of vampire diaries while holed up in our office/craft room, me swearing at my sewing machine and the downy loft of fur sticking to every surface ala "North and South" lung-disease style. I'm glad it's over and there was no way that Eleanor was not going to wear her hood and ears for pictures. Case closed.
Mike was a good sport. He wasn't exactly psyched about the face paint until I explained that the same paint could be used for face camo -- then his mood brightened.
We went to a cool Halloween party at our cousins, the Seely's, in Draper. They have a gigantic garage that we decorated for the event that was kept toasty warm. The kids had a great time exploring the haunted tunnel, going for a midnight "forest" walk around the house, bobbing for apples, and eating donuts on a string. My Dad was even able to join us as we was here for my brother's regional soccer tournament (go Aggies!). The only hiccup was that he only grabbed the scary Scream-mask of his costume...not the dark cloak that was meant to accompany it. So he looked like a haunted Lululemon yoggie instead.
I think she bit her fingers. Classic mishap....especially when teething!
Riley's prize-winning Mad Hatter costume, ala Cheryl Cooney (actually, most of the best costumes around the room emerged from her costume shop!)
the haunted cemetery (in the garage....)
Boo from Monsters Inc
witch -- glad my prized DI dress form could come to life!
The smiths -- Star Wars
Happy Halloween to all!
When there's something strange...in the neighborhood...who you goin' call?