When Mr. Boy was in Kindergarten at the fabulous little Jesus-lovin school, he pointed out... "All the other mom's dress up for Halloween" and most of them did. I made a vow that I would dress up, but it took a few years for me to get in the mode to do it. The first year, my halloween costume was held hostage while the floors were being redone and I was in the midst of my remodeling induced emotional breakdown. Last year I went as a glam witch.... but I knew I wanted to do something original for this year.
And it was a hit.... I forgot how fun it was to dress up. It was such an easy costume to make and I think my fabulous new shades give "Flo" a touch of pizazz!
Last year, AK was sweet Madeline and I loved designing her costume. We spotted a little girl at a halloween carnival wearing an Olivia Costume last year and AK said, "Mom! I want to be Olivia next year!"
Of course trying to hunt down a red and white striped shirt or fabric proved to be challenging because whenever you need something it's always scarce.
I made her little red jumper and the ears, and AK is thrilled with her costume. I love that she is still little enough that she wants me to make her costumes. Mr. Boy wants none of that now.... he wants blood, guts, and gore.
I don't have pictures of Mr. Boy in his costume, but I do have a picture of what happens when you eat nothing but candy and soda for an entire day. Poor guy learned a tough lesson over the weekend, our bodies aren't made for a steady diet of sugar and chocolate. He proclaimed at one point, "I won't ever eat chocolate again!"
Any bets on how long that will last?