I love Halloween. I'm fairly certain that I have dressed up for Halloween every single year of my life. Other than Christmas, it's my favorite holiday.
In 2006 for Trevor's first Halloween, I got it in my head that the three of us needed to coordinate our costumes. Trevor had an adorable hand-me-down Santa suit that probably wouldn't fit by the time Christmas rolled around, so I decided it would be his Halloween costume. I was an elf and Steve was a reindeer.
In 2007, Trevor had a hand-me-down Mickey suit that was so cute. Short on ideas and time, Steve and I dressed like over-the-top Disneyland tourists with mouse ears, trading pins, shopping bags, cameras, etc.
In 2008, Trevor had another hand-me-down costume. This time, it was a tiger. Steve and I dressed like black cats.
I did not have a hand-me-down costume for Trevor in 2009, and at age 3, he now had strong opinions about what he wanted to be. When he announced he was going to be a blue crayon for Halloween, I had a moment of panic. I sketched up some ideas, but I knew that my virtually non-existent sewing skills would not be adequate.
Fast forward a week. I won a sewing lesson out of the blue from Gailen Runge at C&T Publishing. I couldn't believe it. The timing was absolutely perfect. Gailen taught me the skills to make a pretty awesome crayon costume.
Of course, Steve and I dressed as crayons too.
In March 2010, a wasp got stuck in Trevor's shirt and stung him three times. The next day, he announced that he was going to be a bee for Halloween. I expected him to change his mind several times between March and October, but he didn't. He was firm: bee costumes for all of us. I altered and then painted some yellow shirts.
So what's the plan for 2011? Well, first Trevor announced that he wanted to be money. Specifically, a nickel. An hour later he told me that he had changed his mind and he wants to be a knight. He assures me that he will not be changing his mind again.
I asked him what costumes Daddy and Mommy should wear. He's decided that Daddy should be a blue and green dragon and Mommy should be "the girl with the pink cone on her head." I have some major concerns about my ability to make these costumes, but I look forward to trying.