Friday, October 31, 2014

pirates and monkeys and dinosaurs! Oh, my!











Halloween is such a fun time of year, especially as the kids get older. I usually stress myself out trying to make their costumes but when the boys love them and wear them for months after, all that work is so worth it!

This year's costume making adventure was particularly interesting since my sewing machine decided to freak out and die on me. I had to sew everything by hand, so I tried to make things as easy for myself as possible.

We decided long ago that Milo would dress up as a monkey. He loves monkeys. He's obsessed with monkeys. It's weird and cute. I decided that a sock monkey costume would be the easiest thing to do. He already had a cute knit outfit that sorta looked "sock monkey-ish" and then I just added a knit monkey hat to match!

Owen wanted to be a transformer but I convinced him otherwise since well, been there done that! His second choice was a dinosaur! I bought cute striped footie pj's from Walmart and then hand sewed the tail and hood onto the pj's with fleece. When it comes to Halloween costumes, fleece and felt are my best friend! No need to worry about fancy seems! I absolutely L.O.V.E. how Owen's costume turned out! I especially love how his tail wags back and forth as he runs around. It's hilarious and adorable.

Ande also wanted to be a transformer again, but I strongly encouraged a little variety! His "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" costume was pretty easy to piece together. Once again, I used fleece to make his vest and felt to make his boot covers. I love his very pirate-y facial expressions when I ask him to pose for the camera!

And now we are just anxiously awaiting 6 o'clock so the boys can run around the neighborhood and beg for candy from strangers! Halloween is such a strange little holiday, yet oh so fun.


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