Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

The idea for this year's Halloween costumes began as a tiny seed exactly one year ago and has been sprouting ever so slowly for 364 days in the fertile soil of my brain. Not everything went exactly according to plan. For example, I envisioned David being "bald" and found what looked to be the perfect product:

But then David put it on and exclaimed, "I don't look bald AT ALL!!!" Talk about false advertising:

So we abandoned that detail, but managed to pull off the rest including forearms bulging with "muscle," a can of spinach, and a pipe (aka scoop from baby formula):

So thanks to my mom's willingness to give me telephone tutorials on how to make ruffles and operate my sewing machine, and an extremely indulgent husband, I present to you Popeye...

...Olive Oyl...

and the ever so sweet Sweet Pea.....

A Popeye family portrait:

After a great night of trunk-or-treating at the church, Sweet Pea was all tuckered out!

But David managed to stay in character all the way home:

With so much effort devoted to our church activity the night before Halloween (which won us the1st place prize for Most Creative, I'll have you know!) by Halloween night neither David nor I had the gumption to dress up again. However, we didn't want to rob Caleb of the chance to go door to door (translation: we wanted candy) so we borrowed a costume from a friend (thanks Katie!) and headed out for Halloween pillaging.
Here's our little guy BEFORE the pillaging (not too thrilled about being dressed up in a ridiculous, movement hindering costume):

But here he is AFTER the pillaging (starting to realize the benefits of wearing a ridiculous, movement hindering costume):

Mamma's little Tigger!

Now...what to be next year..........?????

11 comments:

Young Family said...

Very cute! Good job, you little seamstress!

Terri said...

Too Funny. You guys are great. loved the creative writing and the hindering movement outfit. The best was definitely the Popeye Family. Way tooooo go on the ruffles!

Christi said...

I am so impressed with the costumes and the devotion to stealing candy from a baby! Y'all look great!!!

Kerri said...

Way to stay young :) I just noticed looking at these again, the pipe you used--so creative :) Loves.

MariLouise said...

Since David is the buffest guy we know, we're a little offended on his behalf that you made him wear fake muscles! Ha ha ha...

Matt and Alissa said...

Such a good idea. Wow, so many people had great costumes this year. I am impressed.

Cynthia said...

love the costumes!!! great job on the designing :)

SmileyVal said...

So cute! I think that your Popeye + Family costumes were the best idea ever!!!

Jen H said...

i live the family costumes. Good job! Caleb is adorable, as always.

Kristina said...

Your costumes are adorable. I love themed Halloween costumes.

Jenny and Todd said...

so crafty! And 1st place too. loved it.