So I've been strolling down Memory Lane of Halloweens Past and wanted to share, hope you enjoy!
Andy's first Halloween, he was 10 months old and the cutest little Tigger around <3
This is Mary's first Halloween. Andy was 20 months old and Mary was 4 month old. They looked adorable in person dressed up like Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They really enjoyed being dressed up, contrary to what expressions were captured in most of the pictures I took ;)
This was the first year I attempted to make both of their costumes and I was so thrilled to do it! Andy was a Scarecrow and Mary was a Pumpkin. Loved how sweet they looked and the costumes were a hit :)
Moving on, the following Halloween I purchased Andy's Magician costume and made Mary's little white Bunny costume. I was really excited about the idea when I came up with it :) John and I decided somewhat last minute to dress up as well... and if you look closely, you'll see my baby bump I was almost 5 months pregnant with Angela <3
Notice on Halloween night, Angela's costume has changed... we lost her headband and I didn't have time to make a new one, so she too dressed up like Minnie on her first Halloween :)
Wishing you and your family a super fun and safe Halloween this year!!
***Update 10/13/13: So I haven't blogged in quite some time but hope to get back to it soon. As Halloween is just around the corner, I did want to take a minute to update this particular post because the costumes came out really cute. We were dressed as characters from Toy Story a couple of years ago now (2011). Our costumes included Woody, Jesse, Army Soldier, Little Bo Peep and her Sheep :) Of these, I made the costumes for me and my hubby and ran out of time so had to purchase the rest.
Last year (2012) we chose Wizard of Oz for our theme.. and this was definitely a labor of love and I was sure to start early enough so I didn't have to purchase any last minute costumes. I handmade all three of these costumes... from scratch!! So far, it was my biggest undertaking as far as patterning and construction. All sewing was done by hand and I really had to get creative with some of the materials used to make it work. Since then, I have learned how to use a sewing machine... a skill that would have made my life a lot easier while making these beauties below, but at least now I will have it for the future. I am extremely proud of how my little Tin Man, Dorothy & Glenda the Good Witch costumes came out... but even more happy that the kids absolutely LOVED them!! :)
This year I will be making some of the costumes based on what my kiddos what to be dressed as and will update this post once again :)
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you and your family have a Happy Halloween!