Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halloween 2014

This may have been our best Halloween yet.
The Mr. was going out of town, so we took Thursday afternoon and Friday off of school and drove to Texas for the weekend. It was a long way to drive for just a couple days of visiting, but so worth it.

William decided to be the Dread Pirate Roberts (from the Princess Bride). I'm so proud. It is my ALL.TIME.FAVORITE.MOVIE!

I love this photo my sister captured. It is so William. Everything is about the weapon with him. Always has been. My Mom made his scabbard to hold his sword. His shirt was self drafted... and I made it a little deep. (Whoopsies) His pants were made with the Patterns for Pirates Playground Pattern. He loves them so much, I've already made him a pair in flannel to sleep in!

I wish I had more pictures of his costume. I was running a fever on Halloween and didn't get my normal photo shoot done. :(

He's such a sweet boy, my William. Too scared to go to any really scary houses. :) After all, in his words, "It's just candy." ha ha ha

 Ella decided she wanted to be Belle this year, but not just any Belle... the real deal.
I was a little nervous that I couldn't execute what she had in mind, but with my Mom's help, I drafted the dress and it was just perfect.

I really tried to talk her into letting me put some red roses or something on the bodice and overskirt, but she wouldn't go for it. I think she didn't want it to look like the Belle costume I made Lucy.

I bought her a hoop skirt to go under her dress this year. I attempted making one last year for her Scarlet O'Hara dress and it just didn't hold up well. It was the best decision I ever made. This one was inexpensive and did the trick beautifully.

She really felt like a princess on Halloween. (Getting shot by my nephew, Mr. Buzz Lightyear!)

Ella was proud of her costume, but nothing like Lucy. I can't even count the number of times that Lucy told me she loved her costume, thanked me, or told me how special and beautiful she felt.
I guess I really hit the nail on the head with what she wanted this time. :)
And she did look gorgeous! My little Spanish Dancer.

I used Jalie pattern 3354 for the top (so that we could double duty and wear it to gymnastics, too!) For the skirt, I used the Jocole yoga skirt as a base, added all the ruffles and changed the top to be an asymmetrical waistband. That skirt was so dang heavy! I don't know what I was thinking making it out of swimsuit fabric.

The whole idea for his costume came from that little fan. She found it at the costume store and had to have it. I told her I would only spend $7 on a fan if it was part of her costume, so we researched what would go with a fan. I think this may be her most favorite costume to date...

the fan and the red lipstick sealed the deal.

Even though, her Sally costume is my favorite to date, which was worn by my darling niece, Sophie, this year.

So. the costumes were made, the trip to TX was made, my fever went away in time to enjoy all the kids trick or treating and I even had time to dress up as a gypsy!

Here I am with my beautiful cousin, who thrilled all the little girls by dressing up as Elsa! Isn't she perfect?!

And with my Dad, the cutest cowboy ever.

Oh wait... there's a new cowboy in town. Our newest baby, Charlie. ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh

I have the cutest nieces and nephews EVER.

This is just a 1/3 of them. You didn't think we could get a group photo of all of them, did you?