Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. One reason for that is because we always make Halloween a fun family event. If you have had the chance to read my About Me page, you saw that I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was growing up. When I was in college, I majored in textiles and clothing. For that major we had to take merchandising, history of clothing, sewing, and costume design. The costume design classes were definitely my favorite. In a way, I am using my degree each year, because for the last several years my kids have wanted me to make their costumes.
It just so happens, that my kids take after their mama when it comes to their creative side. Did they ever request something simple?... Nope! Kara requested things like a hatching chicken,
a raccoon, (not the best costume to be wearing in the rain)
Cream the bunny from Sonic the Hedgehog
She seemed to like making people guess who she was supposed to be each year.
a praying mantis, (again no idea why)
and one of his favorites, a flying Chameleon.
We won first place in the neighborhood costume contest that year. When he was announced the winner, they had no idea exactly what he was.. I can understand why, there is no such thing as a flying chameleon. (that I know of) He was also wearing vampire fangs. (again, no idea why) With only six weeks until Halloween, we have begun to think about this year's costume. Kyle doesn't think he will go out trick or treating, so he has not requested one. Originally Kara thought she might be a hedgehog, but lately has been thinking she might be a squirrel instead. We have ideas on how to make it, but we have not even begun to start on it though. Do you like to make your own Halloween costumes? I would love to hear about them.
Here are links to the costumes that I have shared on the blog.