I liked myself better when I wasn’t me.
We’re very excited about Halloween over here! I love making costumes- I think I missed my calling there- but even more than that I love wearing the costume and playing a role.
Last year the boys were the Super Mario Brothers, and they were hilarious. They even recorded the music from the video game and would set it off each time they arrived to trick-or-treat at a new house. They spoke in ridiculous accents and jumped around really dramatically. It was fun to see kids being kids.
These were the easiest costumes ever- I just cut up a pair of Jeff’s old work jeans to make temporary overall bibs. After Halloween was over, I pulled out the stitching and voila, the kids’ jeans were restored.
Ditto for the baseball caps- the red one was reincarnated as a Phillies cap. (Hey- Phils won again last night! Unbelievable!)
The mustaches were part of a “mustache of the week” kit that the we got the kids for Christmas and is part of our extensive dress-up collection. Everyone, I think, should have extra mustaches on hand at all times. They make for really great pictures.
Hope you don’t mind me using this picture, Cam! You look great!
Also, you should call me more often!
I’ve always hated pre-packaged Halloween costumes. They’re expensive, they’re uncomfortable, they’re flimsy, they reinforce gender stereotypes, they encourage girls and women to dress like trollops and they take all the fun out of Halloween. In my humble opinion.
Seriously, I can’t even take my kids into a Halloween shop, because I don’t want Cassidy to cower from the gore and I don’t want my boys eyeing up the “sexy nurses”. What happened to Halloween being about family fun?
All week I’ll be posting my favorite homemade costumes of Halloween Past and celebrating all things Halloween. Got a costume you’re particularly proud of? Or maybe a Halloween craft or decoration? Email it to me at simplegreenorganichappy(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll post it too!
What was your favorite Halloween costume ever?
What are you- or your kids- dressing up as this Halloween?