It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I’m finally getting around to sharing my really crappy, low light low-res pictures of the kids’ Halloween costumes.
When I (we) decided to have 3 kids, I (we) didn’t take into consideration Halloween. I (we) just wanted to make sweet babies, but never thought that I (I) would then need to make Halloween costumes for all of them all the time, every year, forever and ever. For those of you who know me, you know I NEED to, HAVE to, am OBLIGATED to Jomake everything…there’s no other way when it comes to my stubbornosity, headstrong-ition, and obsessionista-ness. (Also, I can make negative descriptive words sound fun, exciting and complimentary, simply by changing their suffixes. What a wonderful way to play with the English language, and with one’s sense of self. Did I say wonderful? I meant slightly annoying and delusional.)
I am a procrastinator, or if I’m going to go the delusional route, a procrast-inventor! What I’m saying is, I do not make their costumes in advance – ever. In October, we have short conversations about what everyone wants to be for Halloween, followed by a discussion about what we’re going to commit to actually being, and finally them changing their minds at least 6 times right up until the day of Halloween. We were going to be mice. It’s a simple costume, and relevant because we were being terrorized by mice in our apartment just a few months ago.
In true Halloween fashion, everyone changed their minds. Ida has decided to throw ‘princess’ into the mix, so she was a mouse princess. Mae decided to be a ghost, the easiest costume ever thank you Mae. And Charlotte is very opinionated about hats, meaning she thinks they’re FAH-BUL-OUS as long as they are not on her head. So I was prepared for her to be a Charlotte with a tail, which is spooky and adorable.
After a frantic crochet fest while the girls feasted on Halloween dinner, I churned out one mouse hat for Ida, a mouse ear headband for Charlotte, 2 tails, and I dug up some old lace for Mae’s creepy ghost costume. Terribly spooky blurry pictures are below. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!