Thinking about Halloween...

We love Halloween at my house.  I've never really decorated for it (although I do have plans for it this year), and I'm not a huge fan of all the creepy/scariness, but I do love candy.  And I do love dressing up.  And Mike lets me dress him up (as long as it's a costume he thinks is cool).  I'm super proud of our costumes from last year:

{I made Mike grow out his mustache for a of couple months.}
Mario, Princess Daisy (the yellow and orange dress wearing, brunette version of Princess Peach), and our little toadstool.  The best part of our costumes is that I made them all the night before (I knew what we were going to be for months, but I procrastinated).  Jokes, that's not the best part.  Mim's hat is the best part.
My first idea for this year was to be Mike, Sully, and Boo from Monsters Inc.  When she has her hair in pigtails, Mim looks just like Boo.  We would probably rent a costume for Mike, and then, if I was pregnant, my tummy was going to be Mike Kwasoski.  So, since I won't be pregnant enough at that point (even if I got pregnant immediately, I would only be 2.5 months along).  I just had to share my plan A though, because I think it's such a good idea.  I know we could still do it, but the pregnant belly as Mike was really my favorite part.  Besides Mim being so adorable.
So my plan B:  Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an ewok.  The costumes should actually be pretty easy, I'm thinking.  A huge white dress that I would cinch around the waist with a belt for me, a black vest for Mike (as well as some knee boots- that'll be the hard part to find for cheapies), and then a snow suit-style outfit for Mim made out of some faux fur.  Add in some blasters made from plumbing parts and spray paint, and I think we'll be good.  Except for all the little details.
{Don't worry, it didn't fall over her face, the hole wasn't big enough.  It's just the angle of the camera.}
So, what do y'all think?  Any better ideas out there?  Anyone know where I could get a size 13 knee high boot?  Is it lame that I'm thinking through our Halloween costumes already?  Anybody need to know how to make a huge mushroom top hat?


Michelle M said...

I've been trying to come up with great Halloween costumes too. I just started making Halloween cards today...

Unless you kind find real boots for cheap, I would go get a piece of leather-ish looking vinyl and make boot looking gaiters (if that makes sense).

Katie said...

I LOVE Halloween, and last year was our first year owning a home and we decked the place out... we are actually starting to brainstorm how we are going to up the anty this year. Love your costume ideas... here are a few others:

-Marge, Homer, & Maggie
-Blue Man Group
-Batman, Robin, & Catwomen
-Alice & Wonderland
-Wilma, Fred, and Pebbles
-Three pigs & Big bad wold (baby could be a piggy plus hold a piggy stuffed animal)
-Willy Wonka and oompa loompa's

Jared and Shannon Allen Family said...

I'd love to know how you made your mushroom. I've got 4 kids and my #2 wants everyone of the kids to be part of the Mario family. Thanks..


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Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Sew (ha) cute! I love them. You could always use vinyl and make short leggins of some sort for the boots.

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Danae said...

For the knee boots you can also find that stretchy gauze stuff that sticks to itself (like they wrap around your arm after you get blood drawn) in black, and then just wear black shoes and wrap the gauze stuff (they sell it at farm supply stores as Vet Wrap-- I don't know what the people version is called!) up to the knee--easy, and about $3. Yay!

Chris said...

I am so impressed with your costumes!!!! I especially like the Toadstool hat. :) So cute!