we are getting ready for Halloween around here. The older boys each selected their character of choice without any real input from me. At least, I hope I didn't influence them too much. I didn't mean to.
Our local newspaper is having a costume contest, and I had to have them entered by this evening. So, they modeled their outfits before bathtime.
Little Elvis was my easiest. He wanted to be Super America. I made this costume for his 6th birthday. I was worried it would be too small, but it's not too bad. I'll try to find some blue socks, or at least gray ones. I love this picture. He looks like such a big boy.
Baby Plum was my hardest this year. He's Zazu. The bird from Lion King. Yeah. I should have taken a side shot. I spent a lot of time on the head. How can he win the contest, if you can't really see his head? He seems happy with it, which makes me happy. I will have to take a back up outfit for him at our Trunk or Treat. They have bouncy houses, and I would hate for his wings or tail to come off.
Cheese Puff is Cookie Monster. I found this at the last big child consignment sale. The sale tag said it was 18-24 months. Once I got it home, I looked at the actual tag. It's a 3T. Since it's a vest, it's not that bad. He had some blue pants, and is wearing one of Baby Plum's Cookie Monster shirts. I will try to safety pin down the head. Baby Plum can squeeze into it if he really wants to.
I guess our theme this year with the costumes is blue. They all have blue in them. And they are all pretty happy with their very different characters.