As I was thinking back, I don't think I have ever blogged about any of the kids' halloween costumes...what a shame! As long as I can remember, I've always loved Halloween and dressing up. As an adult I still love to dress up, and we've even began a tradition of hosting an annual halloween party because we love it so much.
So here we go...a look back in the timeline of the kids' costumes! :)
Being my very first year dressing up my oldest child, I was quite excited! I found out that Old Navy had pretty cute (and warm!) costumes, so we went with one of those for Bryleigh. I remember the first time I put it on her, I laughed and laughed because she looked so cute.
Bryleigh was very much into JoJo the Clown this year, so I searched around on the internet and ordered her a costume. She was definitely the cutest clown ever!
Seriously...see what I mean? :)
This year was the year, poor little Jeremy got stuck with the purple dragon costume. I don't know what I was thinking...probably "we don't have enough money for costumes". :) But he did wear it well...look at that smile! :)
And of course Bryleigh was all about princesses (or in her words...printh-ethes). Snow White was a costume she already had, so that's what she went as.
We had just moved into our new home this year. We chose Old Navy costumes again, but this time Jeremy got to be the red dragon. Bryleigh chose the purple butterfly...they both looked adorable!
Probably my very favorite year of halloween costumes. In the last year, I had found my love for crafting and photography, so I was really excited about coming up with homemade costumes for the kids. We decided to go as "The Wizard of Oz" as a whole family. Ray went as the scarecrow and me as the wicked witch...but I couldn't find a good picture of us all.
Jeremy went as the cowardly lion. I bought his yarn mane off Etsy. I found a brown hoodie and sweat pants for his outfit. I got light brown felt and made patches on the front of the hoodie and made a tail out of felt and fleece. It was just pinned into the back of his pants. We painted his face...I especially love how it's just smudged a little in the photo. :)
Bryleigh went as Dorothy. I bought a dress pattern from JoAnn's and made it out of blue gingham with a white silk bow. She carried one of her stuffed animal doggies in a basket. And of course she had the red glittery shoes. :)
Miles was only 3 1/2 months and such a good sport! We dressed him up as the Tin Man. I painted a dollar store funnel silver and attached it to his head with some silver painted elastic. He just wore a gray shirt and pants. I made a little heart out of felt and safety pinned it to his shirt. To top it off, we painted his forehead and cheeks with just a little silver face paint.
Here they are all together...gosh they were all so little then! :)
Jeremy and Bryleigh were very much into Toy Story this year, and we were going to go as Woody, Buzz and Jessie but we couldn't find a little Woody costume. Miles' nickname is monkey, so when I saw a monkey costume, I knew that's what he should be. Jeremy went as Buzz...I think he thought he was the coolest thing ever! Bryleigh went as Jessie with homemade yarn hair.
I followed a tutorial I had found in a Family Fun magazine to make her hair. It was attached to a nylon stocking, then glued into her hat.
Last year, the kids humored me by letting me pick their outfits. If you know me, you know I love owls. I decided to dress all three as my little owls.
I had a friend crochet me the hats, (thanks Tiff!) and I added felt for the eyes and beak.
For the wings, I bought 3 different colors of brown felt. The back side of the wings were all cut straight lines, then I cut different sizes of scallops on each wing. I created two of each color (for both sides) then used hot glue to stick them all together. At the end around their wrist, there was a piece of elastic attached and it also attached with velcro on their shoulders.
For the t-shirt, I just bought white thermals and white felt. I measured the width of the body (not counting the sleeves) and cut a bunch of different sized scallops and hot glued them down.
Here's an up close of the owl outfit. They all looked so cute!
And there you go...a look back at all of the kids' costumes. I just finished up sewing our costumes for this next year. We're doing homemade again! As for what we're all going as, think "out of this world". Happy Halloween!