I hope you're all having a fun day. I love Halloween. I don't often get to dress up anymore but I miss it. Maybe next year I'll have a party? I did actually dress up for Aurora's school party this year, but nothing too elaborate. I didn't take pictures. Maybe I'll snap a few soon.
But, of course, I get to channel my costuming energies into the kids. I'll be so sad when (if?) they don't want homemade anymore. Did you know that Aurora's monster costume is kinda famous? Aside from the inquiries I get, my sister saw someone that doesn't know her printed the picture out as part of their decoration at Burning Man. It's so bizarre to think something spreads around like that.
She helped with the design. She wanted nothing to do with the tall crown from the movie. And she really like the bow on a lace-up corset. And it must be short-sleeved for the party, but have a jacket for trick-or-treating.
I used 2 patterns to refer to. The top is from Simplicity 3680. The little jacket is based on the dress pattern McCalls 5954. The corset I just made my own muslin for and the skirt is made up.
This year, for the first time she did a little trick-or-treating with some other kids in the neighborhood. The image of her running along holding up her skirt with a huge smile on her face is one I'll treasure forever. I wish I had video.
I based his on these firesuit costumes. I used McCalls 5952 as a reference, but changed it a little.
Sadly, he was sick today. In no shape to go out trick-or-treating. I was hoping I could get him into it for 1 or 2 houses, just to say he went out, but no go.
Oh well, at least he was happy in the pictures. Plenty of goofing around.
I hope you all had a great night. There's more chocolate calling my name right now.
P.S. Can I ask you guys for a favor? Can some of you click on a picture or two and tell me if the pop-up picture is more vibrant than the one in the post? I'm having some trouble with Typepad where my photos get desaturated when I resize them to anything but the full size in the post. It's bumming me out, but I want to see if it's only on my computer. Anyone else have this problem?