Are you guys ready? Have your treats in order and costumes on? Since Halloween is on a Friday this year I have a feeling it’s gonna be a long night! I expect a sugar crash throughout the day! I know I try to feed the kiddos healthy meals and treats but I think one day out of the year it’s fun to just let loose a little! Let the kids be kids and just go for it!
And let’s talk about costumes! Do you make yours? Buy them at the store? We vary in our house between buying and making. One year I said it’s ridiculous to pay so much money for something they wear once! So I got creative! Riley was a vampire and I did cheat and buy a cape. But he just wore black pants and black shirt. I also painted up his face to make him look more scary!
But for James he wanted to be a zombie so I just made some of his old clothes look torn and worn. Then I also bought some makeup and this kit to make it look like skin was falling off his face. It was actually pretty good! The only problem was he kept rubbing his eyes! But maybe it gave the costume a little something extra with blood shot eyes!
Here is a close up of his face.
For Joseph he wanted to be a werewolf. The costume part was easy. I also just found some old worn out clothes and made them look more tattered. Then one of my old coats that had a fur trim was a little worn so I took it off. I cut it in pieces and hot glued it to his clothes. I did it in the holes to make it look like his whole body was furry. Of course I used brown face paint for his face and I had to spray his blond hair with brown color. I also bought some hair from the costume shop that I glued on his face and back of his hands.
All in all I think I maybe spent $20 total for all 3 costumes. It was a fun family project and the kids had fun!
This year we bought our costumes from a second hand store. Those places actually have a great selection and you don’t spend an arm and a leg, although they may have some of those around! Riley is a Special Forces military guy, Joseph is Batman and James is the Scream guy, with the blood and everything. With the boys getting older they want the blood and guts stuff. I don’t mind, within reason. They love scaring each other and me!
What are your little ghouls going to be today? Are you going to a fun party or trick or treating in your neighborhood? Have a great night tonight and be safe! And don’t forget the “parent tax” on all of the yummy candy! In my house the chocolate candy is what I need to “inspect” the most!