I made only one costume this year. That’s a new record low. I’m trying to not feel like such a slacker considering I was living life one-handed until a few days ago.
Orion wanted to be Green Man and I knew that would be an easy one. We found a gold mask and then bought everything else (greenery, rope, and green fabric) at The Idea Store. I think we spent about $4 total and I know he’s going to hold on to the mask. It’s a keeper.
The turning leaves represent the change of seasons. I used a couple of them as horns on his mask and topped the staff with some. He really likes playing these mythological characters.
Alexander wanted to be a steampunk dude but he couldn’t quite decide exactly what he wanted to look like. Husband ended up taking him to a local Halloween store and getting him a ninja costume. In the daylight he was known as the lint catcher. At night he became the glow stick ninja, because I wouldn’t let him out unless he was covered in them. They both trick or treated over at a friends house and husband and I stayed home to pass out 12 pounds of candy to four kids.
To mix it up a bit, we decided to carve the names of ancestors who have passed into our pumpkin candles. I want to ease in to more day of the dead activities but Halloween is a lot on it’s own.
You can see that I turned the front yard in to a cemetery with little tomb stones. I added seasonal flowers to some of the graves. I thought it was a nice touch. I have some more ideas for next year. Maybe we will we keep adding stuff until goblins have no choice but to come check it out.