Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Traditions

I love Halloween, but I'll be honest, I don't usually go above and beyond. I appreciate it when other people do, but I'm not much of a decorator or party thrower. It's just not my bag. We decorate a little. And carve pumpkins - almost always with my sister, Cait. And bake cookies and pumpkin seeds.

I do, however, love a good costume. And I love making a good costume. It's kind of like a puzzle as I try to get something to look as close to a cartoon or movie as I can in real life. Often, there's no real pattern - just a lot of eyeballing.

But here are a few homemade costumes - at least the ones I had scanned already. For some reason, there are more pictures of Corwin in costume than Killian - mostly just the luck of the scan.

Look! I'm the Mother of Dragon - Killian at about 2 years.

"Days...weeks...months...years...who knows,"  says Eeyore Corwin. (6 mos)

 Bet you didn't know that Blue carried a ninja sword, huh?  Corwin at about 2ish.

Corwin in his Captain Kitty costume - to match his favorite stuffed animal, Captain Kitty. (4 yrs)

Killian in his Harry Potter robes that I made, and the HP red sweater that Grammy made - full disclosure: neither one of us made the Sorting Hat.

Corwin in his Jawa costume - Captain Kitty had a matching one.

And Corwin in his Stormtrooper costume.

So...what are some of your favorite Halloween traditions? Got any favorite costumes?

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Jess Jarman said...

Sure, lady, put us all to shame. Those are fantastic costumes. :)

Gwendolyn Cease said...

I'm with Jess. What are you magic?? Those costumes are awesome. And you eye-balled them??? You are magic.

Bronwyn Green said...

Fabric eyeballing is easier than that dresser gonna fit up that stairway. :D But thank you! :)

MissyMonster said...

So wish I lived closer so I could get you to teach me to sew! You rock lady!

Dombrowski Richardson said...

Great readiing