Happy Halloween! Let the wild rumpus start!
Girl-who-refuses-to-wear-anything-girly is going as a butterfly–please don’t call her a fairy, even though she won’t wear the antennas (or the wings for the most part). She is awfully easy to give into, this little stinker of mine.
Here’s J as the “ol’ crusty cowboy from the cold wild west” (though I think he looks more like the Marlboro Man than an ol’ crusty man). He helped me make his chaps and I’m loving them! He also has an awesome vintage Red Ryder holster that we found in Austin at a flea market.
When Mighty told me he wanted to be a wizard, I didn’t really think he’d be able to play the part… was I wrong! He is so darn funny! His costume was the easiest costume to make, with a simple satin robe and belt, his furry beard and felt hat. He’s got a big staff that he carries around, very Lord of the Rings.
Complete change of topic, but I was wanting to read some spooky Edgar Allan Poe to the kids today. Did you know it’s suspected that he died of rabies? Creepy! The circumstances of his death are all rather interesting. I’m not a big fan of scary Halloween stuff but this has just the right kind of fear factor to give a little chill to the day. Here’s a really good Poe collection.
Trick or Treat!