My Kid Rolls Old School

Not to sound biased or anything – but my kids were rather awesome this Halloween.

My 2 year old – who is in LOVE with anything Minnie Mouse – was Minnie for Halloween as well. I bought the costume back in September when I saw it at Wal-Mart and I am GLAD I did. It was a little small – but that was the ONLY Minnie costume they had. So, thankfully, she’s petite.

On the other side – my seven year old – who is currently OBSESSED with Zelda / Link (as well as Mario, Luigi and several Pokemon) dressed as Link this year. He was Link a couple years ago also; but this year he got a fully homemade costume (from fabric not a cut pillowcase), a sword and a shield (the Hylean Shield to be exact).

The costume came out fantastic thanks to the directions posted by a lady named TR Rose on her Meow About Cosplay website (link).

Her photos and breakdown of how she created HER costume made it super easy to create my son’s costume. Now, mind you I haven’t sewn in a WHILE – so mine was no where NEAR as nice as hers. But, I still was pretty darn proud of myself!

Bought Some Tulle

I visited the fabric store today and bought a BUNCH of tulle for tutu’s I’m going to make! I’m making pink/black ones for Jules and myself and my friend Melissa will be making a red/black one! I will also be making some fairy wings and bought some wire at the Home Depot today!

Here is the ‘pattern’ for the wings that I will be following (it’s from Craftster). It doesn’t look too hard – and I’ve made wings before, I just used hangers. But this time – using the wire will allow me to shape the wings much easier!

I’m excited! Jules and I will be matching faeries for Halloween!

Now I just have to get a green hat and a white “L” for Xander’s “Luigi” costume …

Just A Little Randomness

I haven’t blogged in awhile now … I have been busy and haven’t been much for the whole ‘articulating of the thoughts’ lately I guess. I think I’ve been in a slight funk lately due to the weather cooling off and generally looking grey and doom-y. I have no reason to be all ‘emo’ though. I had a good week, got good grades in both classes last term, have a new bebe kitteh under my desk chewing on my toes and had a great Halloween with friends. Oh well – I’m entitled to a little ‘emo’ every so often.

So – here are some pictures from both Halloween and our (night before) Halloween Party:

Here is Xander dressed as “Bumblebee” (Transformers)


Alan and I on Halloween (I still suck using my X-Shot)

Alan and I at our Halloween party. HE was completely thrashed. I wasn’t (for once).

My GIRLS and I at my Halloween Party. They look gorgeous and I look pregnant, lol … Next year, next year …

So what did you do for Halloween?