Earlier this week on the Bundle Blog, I posted my best Halloween tips for making tonight a success. In case you didn’t catch it, go on over and check them out!
I am super excited about tonight–I love Halloween! And this year, my kids picked awesome costumes so I think it makes it even more fun.
Some years we do themes on Halloween where all the costumes are related, and other years we don’t.
The year O was born, we did a Superhero theme. B was Wonder Woman, G was Batman, and O was Robin. It was pretty adorable.
The year Q was born we did a Classic Halloween theme–B was a witch, G was Dracula, O was Frankenstein, and Q was a little Bat.
|Classic Halloween Characters|
That year, G actually won a King Size candy bar from one of our neighbors who gives out a “Best Costume Award” every year. He was so excited he could barely handle it.
|He loved the blood dripping down his chin.|
Two years ago was my favorite–the kids did a Wizard of Oz theme! It was my suggestion, but I was so excited when they all loved the idea. B was Dorothy, of course, and the three boys were the Tin Man (G), the Scarecrow (O), and the Cowardly Lion (Q). It was so much fun.
|Follow the Yellow Brick Road!|
This year, I was trying to get them to do a Star Wars theme. I thought it would be cool because the boys are way into Star Wars, but B was not interested in being Leia. So we let it go and I said they could be whatever they wanted, we didn’t need a theme this year.
Then B decided she wanted to be Arwen, the Elf Princess from Lord of the Rings (Liv Tyler in the movies). When O heard that, he decided he wanted to be Legolas, the elf with the bow and arrow. Then G said if they were going to match, he wanted to also, and he decided to be Gandalf the wizard. SO AWESOME.
Then Q said he’d be a lion.
Um….no. I couldn’t handle three matching and one odd man out. I tried to make it okay in my head, but I couldn’t.
So we showed him pictures of some of the Lord of the Rings characters and he decided he wanted to be Gimli. The dwarf. Because he carries a battle axe, and Q is all about the cool weaponry.
And that is how we ended up with a theme again this year. I didn’t even come up with it, but I love it! We made all the costumes out of stuff we already had at the house (thank goodness we have an extensive dress-up bin as well as tons of random fabric from past sewing projects). All we had to buy was a couple of beards and a blonde wig for the elf. Less than $30 for all four costumes combined=Good Halloween!
We haven’t had everyone dressed up and made-up at the same time yet, so pictures will be coming tomorrow. I can’t wait!
Happy Halloween everyone!