Sophie had a very specific request. She not only wanted to be a WITCH but she came to me with a design in hand and said (her words) "No ruffles. No sparkles. No frills!" She explained that she didn't want any pretty details or fancy fabrics... that she just wanted a plain ol' witch.
I headed out to our local fabric store to find the plainest black jersey I could find and resisted my urges to embellish. After all, this was her Halloween costume and I had to respect her wishes. She was really happy with the outcome... and so am I! :)
These are from the Halloween party at her school yesterday...
And the costume parade. Happy Sophie = Success!
When I approached Sydney about her Halloween costume, it was a totally different story. She said she wanted to be Tinkerbell. The rest of the conversation went something like this:
Me: "Do you want ruffles?"
Me: "Do you want sparkles?"
Me: "Do you want frills?"
Sydney: "Uhm. What are frills?"
Me: "Well, ya know, like lots of extra special things to make the costume extra pretty..."
So here's what I came up with: (excuse the dead flowers... although right now they kinda fit the Haunted House mood! haha)
Sydney is thrilled with her costume! (SUCCESS x 2!)
And before you ask, nope, I didn't make the wings (although I have made some before). These are old wings I bought at Gymbo several years back.
Sparkly fairy shoes from Target...
Now off to get ready for trick-or-treating. I'll probably post more pics tomorrow. But I'll definitely be blog-surfing to see what you all are doing! Feel free to post a link in the comments section if you have something extra special you'd like to share! I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
Feeling a tad lazy and sugar-logged on this Sunday afternoon so rather than writing a whole new blog post, I'll just add the trick-or-treating pics down here...
LOVE this one!
After a couple of houses, I lost my precious natural light so this is the only good one I got of the actual trick-or-treating action...
Hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween!!!