Halloween seemed to last WAY too long this year. We had a Cub Scout party, a parade for T, school party for W, a field trip to the pumpkin patch for T, & of course Trick-or-Treating. It was a whole week of celebrating Fall.
Don’t get me wrong, it was fun, just a little much.
We carved pumpkins the day before Halloween. T & Daddy-o carved the batty bat. I used the drill for the polka-dots. W drew the ghost & cut most of it on his own! I helped him a little but he did the lion’s share of the work. I was so proud of him! He is really growing up & becoming so independent this year!
This year T got to watch the Star Wars movies so he decided to be Han Solo. No one knew who he was… Does that mean I did a bad job on the costume?? He really loved it so I guess that is what matters most.
I made him a vest out of flannel (because I didn’t have time to go to the store & get anything else…) from the cute tutorial here.
I also made him brown flannel pants (pajama pants) from Simplicity #9499. I have made them a few times before & my boys love them. I have made the shirt from the pattern too & it turns out so cute & comfy! They are W’s favorite sleep shirts!
He wore W’s white button-down shirt, W’s black mud boots, a belt, & a holster with a real-looking cap gun. I offered to make him a more authentic looking Han Solo shirt but he was sure that W’s shirt was what he wanted.
Last year W was Harry Potter & he decided last year to be Dumbledore for this year. I didn’t have it in me to make him a costume, so I ordered it. He was thrilled with it & the costume cost me less than it would have to make it, so I was thrilled too! He wore his full costume to the Cub Scout party & won 3rd prize! The wig & beard proved to be a HUGE hassle, so he decided not to wear it to his school party. I found a cute tutorial for a beard & mustache made out of felt & whipped it up the night before he needed it. (I actually stayed up looking at Pinterest, then as I was headed up to bed realized I forgot to make the beard!! Bad Mom! Luckily it went really quick.) I also made him a wig out of thin polar fleece. Not my finest work but it was quick & he liked it so I don’t feel too bad.
I did a lousy job taking pictures. I usually do some inside, you know, with light… I was convinced my pictures would turn out in the half-darkness I was attempting to capture. Oh well. Maybe I should take a photography class soon.
Hope you are all enjoying Fall!