I was talking to a co-worker today about what the kids were for Halloween this year and realized I didn’t do a Halloween post. So let me rectify that, as I sit among the Christmas decorations in my living-room. 🙂
This was probably one of the last Halloweens that Eddie will want me to make him a costume, which is probably why I was a little over-zealous in my choice of patterns. He went as a pre-iron-age warrior. As I look through the photos from that day, I can’t believe I didn’t get any close-ups of the work I did. I had to cut like 100 triangular shapes out of faux leather to create this layering effect for his armor. It came out great – here is a close up from larger picture. I made him the shield, but he painted the family crest on the front. By the way, that is a Joyce crest – (my maiden name)- not a Mahoney, but only because I guilted Eddie into doing it!
Tom was a zombie hunter – very cool, and very gory. For his face make-up I added blood splatter and a concussive injury for “realism”. He had lots of weapons and even some spent shells on his costume. He even acted the part: here he is exhausted from a vicious zombie battle!
Bubbie went for the obscure. She was Tiffany Aching, an awesome character from the Terry Prachett series Disc World. This little witch is intelligent, brave, adventurous and curious; all the traits we want in our little girl! She even had brown wavy hair and was tall for her age! Bubbie loved Tiffany’s’ character, and didn’t care that no one would know who she was on Halloween. Anyway, her costume was completely accurate, right down to her frying pan and three Wee-Free-Men (click on the link if you are curious!)
One day I will post of all of our old Halloween photos in order to share with you all the crazy costumes I have made over the years. It has been a lot of fun bringing my kids’ dreams to fruition! How can you not love a grinning face like Bub’s?