Friday, November 1

Halloween 2013

We had another great Halloween this year.  It's been raining for days here, so we were getting pretty nervous about our Halloween parade and trick-or-treating getting canceled.  The rain cleared up just before we went out, so other than some mud and giant puddles to avoid, we stayed pretty dry!

Poesy decided she needed to be a pink puppy this year.  It pretty much came out of nowhere, but she had her mind made up and it was up to me to make that happen.  I bought some pink fleece and this peachy-tan faux fur from the fabric store and stitched up what you see here.  I traced around an existing sleeper and added a zipper to the back.  The cap was based off of this pattern (just not as pretty as theirs).  I added fur details, as well as ears and a tail and I was done!  It was actually a lot easier than I thought it was going to be!  She was happier than happy with the costume, so: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

Hope's costume was a DIY found right here.  This one was a little bit of a booger to finish up-- I have the hot glue blisters to prove it.  We decided she needed a more convincing candle, so I cut the shape of a flame from felt and hot glued fuzzy yarn all over both sides of it.  The tulle she chose was glittery, so we glittered her hair, face, etc.  You can't really see it in the photos, but she shimmered under the porch lights.  Her costume was definitely a hit in our neighborhood!

This was the year I decided we would just buy costumes from the Halloween store instead of "DIY or die", but I caved last minute and ended up finishing everything the night before.  Better last-minute than late, I guess.  ;)

Like I said, it was another great Halloween.  Poesy perfected her puppy pout and spent half of the evening pretending to eat the giant cupcake.  Hope was in absolute holiday heaven.  This kid lives for holidays and anything "special", so you can imagine what Halloween is like for her.  Plus, CANDY.


50 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had loads of fun! The pictures are beautiful and those costumes are precious. (: Also, where did you get those cat tights? They are adorable! Thanks as always for sharing. -Hannah

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  2. You are all adorable! I love Poe's little puppy pout!

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  3. Absolutely adorable! You are so talented to create something that your girls have dreamt up
    They look like they were thoroughly enjoying themselves which, of course the most important thing!
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. your little one is so cute!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  5. They look so pretty and everythings looks like so much fun!!!
    Happy Halloween :D

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  6. They are so cute! You did such a great job with their costumes! We always did DYI when I was a kid, too. I think it makes for more creative costumes and better memories! (Like the year I went as a moth?)

    Your tights are wicked cute, too!

    -A

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  7. These photos are so great - and this girls' costumes look amazing. I know they'll look back on these memories and be so thankful for their unique, mommy-made costumes. I'm glad you had a happy Halloween!

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  8. GREAT costumes! So cute. Where did you get your cat tights? those are so perfect for halloween, or anytime probably :)

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    1. Yes, please! I want to know where they came from, too!

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    2. Hey, guys! I just googled "cat tights" and found some options. I BELIEVE these are from Ebay. :)

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  9. I've read your blog for years and never left a comment, but I must say - It is so surreal and crazy wonderful to see you post photos of people and a neighborhood that is so close to my heart! My boys go to Rountree, and I'm a firm believer that it's probably the best place in the whole world. ESPECIALLY this time of year. <3

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  10. Your girls are the cutest ever! These are marvelous costumes! You should obviously open a Halloween costume etsy shop!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  11. What a beautiful family you have!! And those costumes! Amazing :)

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  12. Both the girls are adorable. Plus, you also made the Peter Pan outfits too. Wow!

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  13. My word, they look AMAZING! Hope sounds like me when I was a little girl. While I still love the holidays, I'm looking forward to having children of my own someday so I can celebrate through their eyes. This time of year is magical, especially for kids...

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  14. Those costumes are great!! Well done you!! :) Looks like you all had fun!

    Jerra xx

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  15. So cute! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Good Job! The pink puppy pout is just adorable, and that cupcake.."sweet!"

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  17. So cute! Such great costumes. And oh my gosh you guys live in a dream world! So many trick or treaters and it's so light out... That is nothing like where I grew up haha... and I did grow up in good trick or treating neighborhoods, it was just never quite as amazing as it looks in these shots.

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  18. that last photo...so precious. your kids are too cute!

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  19. hahahahahaha! that last photo of them is just about the cutest thing that i have ever seen!!

    great, great, great shots! it looks like you had some help. :-)

    ~e~ @helloscarlettblog.com

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  20. wow awesome costumes! that last picture of them is adorable :)

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  21. Wow, those costumes are amazing! Great job!
    I absolutely love your tights with the kitty face, so cute!

    The Appleberry

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  22. Your DIY-costumes are so gorgeous!
    And I really have to say that your blog is very special, I'm always excited when I you've posted something new :)

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  23. your little ones are so sweet! and you did a great job with the costumes :) xx Cici

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  24. These pictures are wonderful, looks like you all had an amazing time! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. Your girls are so cute! Good job on their costumes, they look so happy!

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  26. These photos are adorable and their costumes are so unique. My homemade costumes were mostly 90's mishmash disasters. Also, I totally have those cat tights. :)
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  27. These are so great. That cupcake costume is awesome! :))

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  28. omg so cute!! happy halloween ~

    www.lacajitadeaeris.blogspot.com

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  29. So cute! I think it's great that you make their costumes, even if it can be a pain. I remember all of the costumes my mum used to make for me, they were so much more special!

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    1. I agree-- I love homemade costumes so much!

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  30. Your girls are so adorable! Hope's costume is amazing! Great job, mama!

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  31. This looks just like our neighborhood. My daughter went as a purple dragon (like weezy from dragon tales) everyone thought she was Barney... and a boy... it rained on us but we still had fun!

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  32. They are sooo stinkin cute!!!

    Heather
    southernnorth.com

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  33. This is SO darling. I wish I were as creative as you!

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  34. love the eating of the giant cupcake- and that puppy face? priceless. Love these... looks like a fantastic time!!!

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  35. This is so adorable! Both cosutmes are cute!
    And wow! the whole neighborhood is out?
    I haven't seen that since I was a kid out here in San Diego.

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    1. Our whole neighborhood comes out and people from all over our city. Someone described our neighborhood as the "Halloween capital of Springfield" and they were totally right!

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  36. OMG Hope's cupcake costume is SO ADORABLE!!!

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  37. Adorable costumes and those kitty cat tights are the cutest!

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  38. Cuties! It looks like you guys had an amazing holiday!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  39. I love your cat socks and this so cute pink rabbit!

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  40. It is so great how festive Halloween can be. Unfortunately where I live it is quite the opposite to festive. It's so sad, because Halloween seems so much fun and brings joy to the little ones. And possibly ourselves haha.

    I love these photographs. They're amazing and the girls look fantastic.

    Jes | Naturally Jes

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