Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

My kids really love Halloween. It freaks me out a tiny bit. They don't just like the dressing up and getting candy part, they like the gore and spooky parts too. This is the sign that has been on our front door for the past month:




Inviting, no? My favorite part of the sign is how Mr. B clearly specified that it was written in blood. Wouldn't want anyone standing on our front porch to be confused about what we use to write our welcome signs.

Brig decided early on that he wanted to be The Grim Reaper. He is by far the creepiest of my kids.





Hunter wanted to be a mummy. I asked him for months if he was sure he wanted to be a mummy. Indeed. Two nights before the first of the Halloween festivities I pulled out Hunter's skeleton costume from last year, hoping I might be able to persuade him to wear it one more year. He took one look and said, "That's not me." So the day before party #1 I spent hours running all over town looking for mummy supplies. I am a freak. I wanted it to be more realistic than just torn up sheets so I went to feed supply stores for those big 6" bandages used for horses. I figured they'd be perfect once I dyed them with a little walnut ink and rolled them around in the dirt a bit. No one carries white ones, just the yucky un-mummy looking beige. So I ended up with 3 yards of gauzy white fabric, a white t-shirt and white leggings. Right before the party I ripped up all that fabric...put Mr. H in the t-shirt and leggings...and he flipped out. Maybe he couldn't feel like a man in white leggings, I don't know, but he absolutely refused to dress as a mummy...




*Sigh* He wouldn't even let me put makeup on him. Oh well. I'm all ready with a mummy costume for next year.
And then there's Seth...This is my favorite age for Halloween costumes. The kids have no ideas of their own and will let me dress them however I want. Seth was a model child this year. Not only did he wear exactly what I wanted him to, but he never even tried to take any of it off. I think he may have liked it, actually...




My only complaint is that he kept trying to eat my eyeliner when I was drawing on his mustache.



(Special thanks to Andrea for being my seamstress for Seth's costume.)

6 comments:

Andrea Fisher said...

Sometimes, when you are a wee man, you wear stretchy pants!

Erin said...

He even has the perfect belly for it!

Brooke said...

ha ha. I love it. I am glad it turned out like you wanted.

Quin's momma said...

Brigham (oops, Brig) is scary as the grim reaper. Great job on the makeup. Hunter is a wonderful living skeleton...and Seth.....L-O-V-E it!

Mom said...

So adorable! Even the grim one! Love them all. Hope you all had some fun. Maybe Hunter would be more cooperative if he could just have the mummy wrapping over regular clothes?!

Sami said...

HA HA HA HA - Perfect!