Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Fun

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I love making my kids' Halloween costumes. I don't sew, but I'm pretty good with duct tape and a hot glue gun. Actually, come to think of it, I'm not all that good with a hot glue gun as I always seem to burn my fingers when I use one. Anyway, I love coming up with creative ideas for costumes. Here are a few I've made in past years...

The Whack-a-Mole costume I made for Austin a few years ago


The Marge Simpson costume I made for Savannah a few years ago


Here's a young Jackson, dressed as Jimmy Neutron.


I think it's fun coming up with creative ideas for costumes. It sure beats the kind I had as a kid. You know, the plastic costumes that tied in the back and the hard, molded plastic masks with the little rubber bands of death that would always snap you in the face. These masks always had those little slits in them for the mouth and we'd stick out tongues out and cut them on the sides of the hard plastic. Ahhh yeah, good times, good times.


This year? You want to know what my kids are going to be this year? Well, I don't have all the pieces of their costumes in place quite yet, but I'll give you a hint. The kids will probably build a rocket, or fight a mummy, or climb up the Eiffel Tower. Maybe they'll discover something that doesn't exist, or give a monkey a shower...

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92 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm hoping for Barbie and Ken, but it could be Captain and Tenille.

Mami2jcn said...

My sons will be Iron Man and a Blue Crayon, while my daughter will be Snow White.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Ben and Melissa James said...

My older daughter is going as repunzel and my younger one...who knows? I sort of have to leave it up to the day and see what she's willing to wear. She might end up going as a crazy 3 year old...which means she won't need a costume at all.

KAL071203 said...

My oldest is going as Iron man..ick the costume is so creepy, but he loves it so I guess that's what counts, and the baby will be a lion this year:)

Nicole Arbelo said...

Love the P&F costume idea!! I have always wanted to do a theme but my girls won't agree on one (and with only girls it's hard to find a good theme...). So my girls are going to be - Bellatrix Lestrange, Batgirl, Madeline and Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl.

pastrytiff said...

Thanks, now I have THAT song stuck in my head again!

I am not one to make costumes so we just go to the store for those, but I always carve a pumpkin for each of the kids and usually one for each of their teachers too (on foam pumpkins to use year after year)

wigget said...

one will be a fireman and the other a policeman

mmburdette22 said...

I am going to be a clown for Halloween. Pretty simple: colorful pants and top, a big bright bow tie, some floppy shoes, and of course…a big red nose. It is a fun costume that I wear every few years when I can’t think of anything else.

bdiane34 said...

My kids will be dressing up as A Fairy, A SpiderWeb Girl, A gruesome monster, and another midnight fairy.
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bdiane34 said...

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Cara! said...

one is a farmer and the other a ninja!

Lisa said...

My sweet 12 year old daughter is planning on going as a Gothic fairy. Lord help me.

suburban prep said...

I do not have children but I will be answering the door in a witches hat as my sister will be taking her three young sons out. Her children are all under the age of 5. They will be dressed as a pumpkin, spiderman and a pirate.

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Kelly Stoeber said...

My 2 year old loves trash cans, so using a silver sprayed 5 gallon paint bucket, green sweats, and 2 styrofoam balls, he's going as Oscar the Grouch.

Missi said...

I like making costumes also, however this year my 12 yr old kept vetoing every idea I could come up w/. He's a hard in between size. Boys are all to small & Mens are to big. We found what is called Shredded Nightmare at Wal-Mart & it came w/ a belt so that we could gather up the extra material. It wouldn't be my first pick but we were running out of options since I'd waited so long. He calls it a swamp monster, which sounds way better than shredded nightmare.

Anonymous said...

My daughter will be dressed as a pirate.

MCantu1019@aol.com

Jen said...

My kids usually want to be costumes we can buy in the store so I haven't had to make their costumes. This year my daughter is dressing up as Hannah Montana and my son is going to be a vampire. I don't usually dress up although I do have a purple witches hat that I got a couple years ago so I'll wear that. :)

CeCe said...

My daughters will be kids dressing up as a ballerina, a princess and a fairy this Halloween

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Jen said...

Wanna hear something sad? None of my kids are trick or treating this year. They all say they're too old! :( No costumes here...

Tammigirl said...

My daughter wants to be a Who this year.

McDuffy said...

I think the cutest lid's costume this year is a bed bug LoL

Kelly Massman said...

My son will probably go as a rock star!
Thanks!
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Tabathia said...

My two youngest will be a ballerina witch and a bobblehead pumpkin
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

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Tammy said...

Snow White and a Camo-covered soldier. :0)

Racingjourno said...

I still think Superman makes a great costume for boys and Supergirl for girls.

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Racingjourno said...

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Mayberry Mom said...

Lego Bricks!! Easy and cheap to make!

tieleedee36 said...

Havnt decided yet probably a princess or fairy

Henria O. said...

My daughter may be Raggedy Ann or a princess.
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Mommy La said...

my kids are going to be sponge bob and a cute kitty

The Vrabecs said...

My girls are being Dorothy and Toto. Although the Toto costume looks more like a werewolf, oh well!

Blended said...

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Carrie M. said...

My oldest is going as Bride of Frankenstein, my middle is going as an 80's girl (so excited about that one!!), my son is going as Jason and my 4 year old is going as Dorothy. So much fun making their costumes!!

JillyBeanTM said...

Phineas and Ferb? That's awesome! That's probably my favorite kid's show on TV right now.

My son is going to be a dragon, again. Because I'm not creative at all, and I couldn't find any cute costumes for a two year old this year. So, he'll be re-using his costume from last year which was quite a bit too big then and just barely fits now. Although, last year we were in a different state, so nobody got to see him in his costume really... so it's almost like it's a new one!

Anonymous said...

My kids are going to be Tinker Bell and Obi Wan Kenobi.

What did you use to make Marge's hair?

Rebecca

Rachel said...

I’m thinking of some movie character I can transform myself into with just what’s in my closet and craft bins. We’ll see…

anonymous said...

I think a ballerina costume would be cute this year, even though it's not very creative.

Anonymous said...

My 9 year old is going to be a twin ninja warrior with his best friend.

My 7 year old is going to be a gorilla. The costume is meant for a 5 year old and is about 3 inches too short on him but it is warm, adorable and he likes it. Why don't they make warm and adorable costumes for older kids?

-Donna W.

daveg0929 said...

We'll be the werewolf family

Bug said...

I'm not creatively-inclined (I wish I was!) so I just rely on what we can find in stores or online. My daughter will be a 50's soda shop girl and my son will be Lightning McQueen.

Haven said...

mine loves dressing up like a clown!

Haven said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/HavensTwit/status/28835854962

redfuzzycow said...

i'm dressing up as heather chandler from heathers :) it will be very.

redfuzzycow said...

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Anonymous said...

I will toting around a ladybug and a devil!! For some reason neither wanted to be a princess which is what they talked about all year!!

linda_bauman@msn.com

JC said...

Kids all want to be princess this year.

JC said...

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Danielle said...

My boys will be a transformer and a pirate.
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Christine said...

I may or may not have a ninja. My older ones are too old and the youngest is balking because the second youngest is his partner in crime.

Christine
dazed1821@aol.com

KathyGTwins said...

My girls are the devil and Aphrodite - pretty appropriate to their personalities! They let me take a picture and I made a great trick or treat card. I will probably go as a bat since I have bat wings!

katychick said...

i am going to be a witch- my son is going to be a cowboy.
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

My dd is going to be a witch and my son is going to be Venom.

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I probably won't dress up this year and the boys are not as they are now 13 and 16. But if i do it will be as a gypsy.

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Heather said...

My kiddos will be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Darth Vader!


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Heather said...

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bepoia said...

My daughter is going as a black cat
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Dolphin Girl said...

My daughter is going to be Snow White and my son will be Annakin Skywalker.

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Dolphin Girl said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

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Anonymous said...

My girls are going as Dorthy from Oz and a cowgirl!

Gwyneth said...

My son is going to be Toothless, I shudder at the walmart blue night fury costume so I put my sewing skills to the test and made a really kick butt black dragon, wings and all.

sunnymum said...

My kids will both be pirates. I helped put together some felt shoe-covers that look like boots, but the costumes were basically assembled by my 4yr old. And they came out really nicely!
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sunnymum said...

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Sasha said...

DD is Jessie from Toy Story and DS is something Star Wars-ish!

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sodahoney said...

I saw on another site the pside down man and I am stealing the idea.

sodahoney said...

http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/29111482524

ape2016 said...

I got a mummy and a soldier this year
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bargaingirl said...

My son is going as Will from the Ranger's Apprentice book series and my daughter is going as Artemis Greek Goddess). Thanks for the great giveaway!

me said...

We have Yoshi,Woody,pinpress (princess) and the cutest lil devil you ever saw

Deb K said...

My granddaughter is going to be a scary bloody bride!

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susan1215 said...

My daughter is going as a princess this year

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susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/29189771688

Mel said...

For Ethan's first Halloween, he'll be a firefighter!

melissa(dot)mcdougal(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty N said...

My kids are grown but as children my sons always wanted to be one of the superheroes

Betty N said...

tweet
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tattgiff said...

nothing this year.
s'okay.
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

jillyrh said...

My son is going to be a Rock Star

jillyrh said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/29264367488

Thanks so much

Colleen said...

I have Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in my house.

PauleyD said...

This Halloween, we are going as bacon and eggs, my daughter is a princess and everybody else is too "grown up" to participate:(

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PauleyD said...

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Anonymous said...

Booo hoooo I don't have any kids at home any more. And where we live, we've never had a single trick or treater, so I don't even get to see any other kids costumes.
Very sad about that.

Yara said...

my 7 yr old decided to be Yoda
my 5 yr old The Cat in the Hat
my 22 month old a panda

Anne J said...

My kids just got back, they dressed as Harry Potter, a Southern Belle and a gypsy.
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/29330215170

Michelle said...

My son dressed as a farmer and his little sister dressed as a chicken! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Michelle said...

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kellyH said...

my little guy was a cute-as-can-be Tigger!!