Oh how I am going to miss a real fall.
One thing I do love in fall that Arizona will have is Halloween! We love it!
For years now I have made Halloween costumes for my kids. It is a pain in the butt and some years they turn out better than others! We have made a princess, a rabbit, a flower, a skunk, a ninja, a lion,a witch, a vampy vampire,(vampira..is that a word?),and a chicken!
I was debating making them this year. Then Grace found the head to the skunk costume I made for Bailey three years ago and was wearing it around. It has been a favorite costume and later dress up item for the girls! I love seeing them wearing it and I always think Dang that costume turned out pretty good! There is a sense of satisfaction I have when I make the costumes and see them wearing them for Halloween!
I have decided to make a few this year too. I think I am going to make Ethan the Lion costume that I had made for Zachary when he was a baby.I had loaned the costume to a friend one year and she refused to return it! Weird eh? That was the end of the friendship! Sad...over a costume! I guess it IS pretty fabulous! The stinking thing took me forever to finish. In fact I was sewing on the ribbons for the mane frantically trying to be finished in time for trunk or treat that night!
I bought a pattern of a ladybug for Grace and Bailey last year but Bailey wanted to be a princess in the end and I hated making Rachelle's princess costume! It was the worst one by far. So I bought bailey's costume and made Grace a chicken. Now I have all the material for a ladybug and the pattern and I am going to do it. Hopefully it will turn out cute. I'm thinking if I do something I love about fall maybe I'll not think about the things I am going to miss about it too!
Glad Grace found the costume and gave me the idea of a project to do!
Do you buy your kids costumes? Is it worth the effort to make them?
Do you love that feeling when you do make them and they turn out cute?
Dani is the queen of costumes. She puts me to shame. She sucks. Ok, she really rocks but I do hate that she is better than me!
Maybe I'll get started today!