Tuesday, October 11

Halloween Costumes

Yesterday was spent Halloween costume shopping. This is the first time we've done this.

For Junior's first 4 Halloweens I made his costumes. The first 3 were characters from the Wizard of Oz--The Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion and The Tin Man. We only have digital pictures of him as The Scarecrow. I don't have a working scanner or I'd load the other two, both were real cute. Last year he announced he wanted to be Lucy from Charlie Brown's "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." The picture below is from when we visited my BIL's Halloween display, the skeleton sings the theme to Disney's Haunted House and the jaw moves--very cleverly done.

Scarecrow--2 1/2 months old


Ghost witch aka Lucy from Charlie Brown 3 years old, from behind he looked just like Lucy running down the street--absolutely too cute.


This year he wanted something different each time we asked. So, I took him shopping. We hit 4 stores before finding a costume at Party City. When he saw "Mr. Incredible" he announced "that's it!!"

I've had to hide the costume, he want to wear it around the house, had to take it to Grandma's and Grandpa's last night and try it on for them. His official unveiling will be Halloween morning for school, I'll post pictures then.

6 comments:

Jenster said...

Too cute! I remember that picture from last year. :o)

I loved the whole costume thing when my kids were smaller. When they were 1 and 3 they were Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. At 2 and 4 they were Luke Skywalker and Princess Leigha. 3 and 5 saw them as a princess and her knight. All home made costumes - but it went rapidly downhill after that. Being a theme lost it's appeal and frankly, nothing really goes with Ninja - which was my son's preference every year after that.

Do be sure to post pictures of your little one in his Mr. Incredible costume. I know he'll be adorable!!

Jenster said...

Too cute! I remember that picture from last year. :o)

I loved the whole costume thing when my kids were smaller. When they were 1 and 3 they were Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. At 2 and 4 they were Luke Skywalker and Princess Leigha. 3 and 5 saw them as a princess and her knight. All home made costumes - but it went rapidly downhill after that. Being a theme lost it's appeal and frankly, nothing really goes with Ninja - which was my son's preference every year after that.

Do be sure to post pictures of your little one in his Mr. Incredible costume. I know he'll be adorable!!

Jenster said...

Hm... How'd that happen???

Megan Frampton said...

Those pix are so cute. My son is going as the Grim Reaper this year. He's already got the scythe. Last year he was a dinosaur, which was very cute, but I think we're bound for Jenster territory with ninjas, ghouls, and monsters in the future.

Tara Marie said...

Jenster, don't you hate when those double post things happen--lol. I love those theme ideas. My nephew is into the ninja costumes, but this year he's turning it into Darth Vadar with an old Batman cap, mask and light saber.

Megan--Anthony's first choice was Frankenstein, for crying out loud he's only 4, I couldn't find one small enough and didn't want to spend a small fortune making it. I was relieved when he saw the "Mr. Incredible" costume.

Sam said...

That is so cute!
Halloween is new in Europe - and in France it sort of fizzled after three years of desperate marketing which involved trying to convince the French that they invented it, since it is a Celtic holiday and everyone knows the Celts originated in France...
Anyway, no trick-or-treating here, but we try to have a party for the kids.