Now that Halloween is just 6 weeks away, I feel I can legitimately start blogging about it. The truth is I've been dreaming up this years Halloween costumes since about last November. I love Halloween and my favorite part is the costumes...designing them, making them, dressing my kids in them and wearing them myself. With at least three costumes to make this year, It's time to make the decision and get started. The problem is making the decision. Over the past couple weeks, I've been asking the boys what they want to be (big mistake) and it changes every day. By the time Halloween rolls around, their costume is not going to be what they want. I had a couple great ideas myself. I shouldn't have asked and just made. I'm a huge fan of coordinating costumes...last year we all went as the classic spooky Halloween characters and the year before Parker and Reid were a pirate and a parrot.
Re-wearing is always an option. The most economical, but not one I'm a huge proponent of just because of my love for costumes. Reid should fit into Parker's monster costume from last year.
And really, Reid will fit just as well into this pirate costume from two years ago.
To go along with that, Gray could easily wear Reid's old parrot costume.
Although, if there was ever a costume to re-wear, this would be it. With a few adaptations, I'm sure Grady could wear Park's old Elvis costume.
This is one I came up with last winter. I think I'd love sewing Parker and Reid some "Wild Thing" costumes and a little wolf suit for Gray. How cute would that be?
Earlier this summer we watched Alvin and the Chipmunks and I couldn't think of a better costume for my crazies.
And I've always thought my kiddos would make cute little 1930's golfers.
But when I ask the boys, this is what they've come up with...
Batman and the Joker
Spiderman and Doc Oc
Willie Wonka...I think this would be a fun one.
The Mahna Mahna Monster...Reid came up with this one. It really suits him. I've you've ever witnessed his morning hair, you'd know why. I LOVE this idea.
The rest of the Muppets
All three of the boys from Fantastic Four
Captain America...If I'm going to do a superhero, this one would be fun.
And the list of superheroes goes on forever and I'm not looking up pictures of any more.
So what do you think? What's your favorite? What I really want to know is which of these costumes is going to win a contest (since we totally got jipped at the ward Halloween party last year.) Do I let my kids pick or make them be what I choose?
***Feel free to use any of these ideas. My boys obviously can't be all these things this year.