Brooklyn highly anticipated Halloween this year. She told me, "Mom, Halloween is my most favorite day of fall!" When I asked her why, she replied, "Because we get to wear costumes and go to everyone's houses to show them what we look like!" Haha... that kid makes me laugh.... and she didn't even mention the candy!
Here are a few pictures from this year's Halloween adventures. On Saturday night, October 29th, the girls went trick or treating in my parents' neighborhood. It was cold, but they got a bunch of candy! Cassidy wanted to be done after about 3 houses.
|Brooklyn was Rapunzel, Cassidy was Tigger, and Selah was dressed as candy corn :)|
My sister Jackie asked me to help her make a Tinker Bell costume 4 hours before trick or treating started! Good thing I had a green tank she could borrow! She made a tutu out of green and white tulle and found green fairy wings at the Dollar Store. She froze that night even with my white sweatshirt and some shorts and tights underneath, but she looked really cute! Not bad for being thrown together at the last minute. :)
Sunday afternoon, a bunch of friends came over and we all went Trick or Treating up and down our street in Butler.
It was a good thing we had gone Trick or Treating the night before, because it started pouring rain after we had just gone down one street! It tugged at my heart strings when Brooklyn turned to me all sopping wet and said, "I just want to go home now!" Poor dear! And it was her favorite day of fall. :(
So we went home and the kids watched a movie, and then we went over to a friends' house for dinner and games. Even the rain couldn't spoil our fun!
While Cassidy's Tigger costume was already one we had in our dress-up chest, I ended up making the other two girls' costumes! It was kinda fun! I enjoyed doing it so much, I may make a few more costumes for the girls for Christmas.... they love dress-up!
My sister and I had a candy corn fetish this past fall (even the girls' birthday party ended up being candy corn themed!), so it just kinda popped in my head to make Selah a piece of candy corn. I'm going to try to post how I did it sometime this week in case anyone else would like to try this next year.
Brooklyn had never asked to be anything special for Halloween before, so when she asked me this year if she could be Rapunzel, immediately the wheels started turning. I've never spent more than $15 for a costume in the past, and the Rapunzel dress at Toys R' Us was priced at $40. Not happening!!! After snooping around the internet at various Rapunzel dresses for sale, I headed to JoAnns with a basic idea in mind. Happily, with coupons, my purchase came to around $15! Not too shabby! I loosely followed the tutorial from "Make it and Love it" for her Cinderella dress to get the measurements for Brooklyn's dress. I also used her idea for the bodice, since Rapunzel's looks very similar and I already had some shiny metallic ribbon in my stash. It turned out pretty good (don't look to closely at the uneven hem or funky sleeves... etc), BUT it took me about TEN.HOURS.TO.MAKE!!! If I had known that in the beginning, I might have thought twice! I don't think I'll be making any other princess dresses for quite some time!
Brooklyn loved the end result, and after my hubby helped me make a gigantic braid of yarn, she didn't take off the head piece for the entire week before Halloween! It was even the hit of her birthday party -- She sat on her top bunk, dropped her hair over the edge, and her friends pretended to climb up her hair! Kinda crazy, but they had fun!
And the best part of the dress? It's perfect for twirling! :)
Makes the long hours and headache worth it! :-)
Let's hope the costume next year isn't so difficult... or that my sewing skills have grown immensely by then! lol