Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy halloween!

Autumn changed her mind about her Halloween costume several times this year (pirate, Spiderman, Hannah Montana...) but finally settled on her favorite insect, a honey bee. I showed her an example of a cute bee dress, but she insisted on looking like a real bee with six legs, a thorax and abdomen, and a ball of pollen on her leg. I found the perfect fabric on sale and a styrofoam ball for the pollen, and everything else came from my stash. Making it was a lot easier than I thought it would be, though of course in my signature style I was putting on the finishing touches at the last minute.

Autumn decided to get crafty herself, and made this paper bee costume for Rosie. She rode along in Autumn's pumpkin pail and kept watch over all the candy.We met up with Adam's sister and her four kiddos (a ninja, a football player, and two princesses) and collected several blocks' worth of candy, then headed back home to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and sort through all that loot. She set most of it aside for the Halloween Fairy, who came in the night and left her just what she had asked for, a sparkly witch hat.I think that surly expression is supposed to be her "witch face." She's running around the house right now with a wand and a toy broom, turning things into koalas.

4 comments:

UniqueNurseGranny said...

So adorable and creative.

Christopher And Tia said...

awww, the Halloween fairy!! How does that work. I want to play!

Faye said...

that is a FANTASTIC costume!!!! I like your zombie face also....

Melanie said...

What great Halloween fun. thanks for sharing your pictures!!