Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Halloween Shuffle

Last year, the day before Halloween, Brennan changed his mind about what he wanted to be for Halloween.
The cries of "I want to be a vampire" turned to "I want to be a ___"

He did not know. Then, he suggested something that had a very expensive costume and got a BIG veto from me.
Finally, I found a cute do-it-yourself LEGO costume and he was happy.

Jackson knew from the beginning he wanted to be a "not scary monster"...yeah, um, son? They don't make that! So, I took a few patterns and my own "creativity" (call me cheap) and created the Banana-Alien-Cat-Clown-Monster suit.

He was the easy child. Always has been (very sarcastic there).

This year, the boys started planning VERY early. (As in, this summer early)

"Let's be StarWars!"

"No, let's be Ghostbusters!" (still a possibility)

"Let's be G.I. Joe's"

"Oh, Mom, I know, let's be vampires!" (HECK NO!)

Then...yesterday evening, Jackson is playing Mario Brothers on the DS. I was musing over how to make Ethan look like Slimer when someone (maybe it was my bright idea?) says, "Let's be Mario and Luigi!"


Easy to create.

Ethan can be Toadstool and match them.

I am excited...and...here is what Bart is going to dress up as to fit the theme. How great is that?

And...I have a NEW RULE!!! Once the first item for the first costume is bought...NO MINDS ARE ALLOWED TO CHANGE. We will NOT have a day before Halloween fiasco again this year. Not. Going. To. Happen. Got it?

Oh, and if you are interested in a one of a kind treat bag, my sister, Jeni, is making them..and she will ship. Her husband has been out of work for a while now and she is doing everything she can to help bring some money in. The link I posted has pictures of the fabric choices and pricing.

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Lexi said...

That is so fun!
Last year I was trying to get Troy to be Mario and I was going to be the Princess but it was way too complicated to find a costume for her so I axed it.

I'm glad somebody is doing it- that's such a cute and iconic idea.

And this looks way easier than the cat-alien-monster-clown thing from last year (though it was very unique and imaginative!)

Have fun with it!

Anna said...

That will be really cute! I love having a theme for costumes. So what will you be?

Lori O said...

i wanted to do something cute and themey with my boys this year but Max keeps insisting that he wants to be a dinosaur, no a pirate, no a dinosaur, or maybe a pirate!

Stacy Hutchinson said...

The Mario Bros. theme will be perfect! Especially the toadstool. I want our family to coordinate, but Ayden wants to be Spiderman and Ian wants to be a monkey. There is no tying that together. I want to decide soon, so I can have time to be crafty. I might be a spiderweb and have a spider Afton in the snugglie. We'll see.

Stacy Hutchinson said...

Check out this toadstool: http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/halloween-costumes-for-the-whole-family#slide_2

Anonymous said...

read your blog about having 3 boys. im in the same boat. you said everything ive thought. thanks.