This year I decided he was dressing up with me whether he liked it or not. I told him I'd find him a costume that wasn't too costume-y and he took the news like a man who has known me and my crazy for a few years. No use arguing!
It didn't take me too long to come up with an idea.
Her: Long dark hair and freckles? I've got that covered.
Him: Tall, pale and handsome? Aaron's got that covered.
Aaron's costume was easy.
|Would a real, non-awkward smile have killed him? Probably.|
I picked up a black t-shirt for $5 from Walmart and used a flour sack kitchen towel and some bias tape to make him an apron. He thought about carrying a pie around to snack on but that would have required me to actually make a pie and I was rather busy sewing my costume.
My costume was a little more difficult. Chuck has super cute vintage style. There are entire websites devoted to the darlingness of her wardrobe from two short seasons.
I scoured a couple thrift stores before remembering that I have never once found a decent vintage dress at a thrift store. Then I decided to make my own. I ultimately chose this green dress as my inspiration:
The fact that I love square necklines had a lot to do with my choice. As much as I adore the criss crossing on the back, I couldn't figure out how I would make that work so my back is plain. Other than that, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. The fit isn't perfect (someone far bustier than me could wear it comfortably) but it's not too shabby for a first try at this kind of thing.
Baby 2 went as a puppy. OR, if you're familiar with the show, he was Digby.
|Please check out that tail. KILLS me.|
It was just for pictures though. We held hands for the trick-or-treating stuff and I'm alive to tell the tale.
Stinky missed out on the family costume party. He doesn't like costumes all that much so his always have to be something that is a shirt and pants and not much else. He went as an army guy (camo pants and shirt from Wal-Mart. Cheap and reusable!). I got him some dog tags from Hobby Lobby and he was SO excited to have his own "necklace." I think you can tell which parent he takes after.
How was your Halloween? Did you dress up??