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.
A Look Back at Halloweens Past
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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I loveeeeeeeee that you coordinate your costumes together! I loveeeeeeeee the lo's too! So fun! And I have no doubt that you will be able to pull off this years costumes :):):):):):)ReplyDelete
A knight, dragon and princess sound far easier than a nickel and other currency! :) LOL Such cute layouts and it was fun reading back further on your Halloween costumes!! :)ReplyDelete
Wow, I forgot how little he was on his first Halloween!ReplyDelete
LOL. I had such a laugh and a smile throughout your post. You are so creative. You did a great job with the costumes. I love the blue crayon. You did a wonderful job with that. And it's so cute how you make coordinating costumes for you and your hubby. Gotta love kids and their ideas. Can't wait to see your next Halloween post.ReplyDelete
Crayon Costumes have always been that Classical. :)ReplyDelete