My mother is going to bug me until I post some pictures, so I’m just getting it over with. All costumes were homemade this year (except York’s; all I had to get for him was a $4 ski mask. Yesss.) My mom made Arabella and India’s capes. I had to do the rest (yay for McCalls pattern #2853! We got our money’s worth with that one.) I can now add “no-sew tutus” and “gigantic mushroom” to my resumé. When I decide to go back to work those things will definitely help me get a high-paying job. Not.
Don’t feel inferior if you don’t have a houseful of handcrafted costumes. We did all last-minute, store-bought/hand-me-down costumes last year. Some Halloweens I’m on my A game. Some just make me want to hide under a rock. Plus you should see what a disaster my house has been all week while I’ve sewn my little heart out.
20 thoughts on “Yep, Halloween photos”
I adore the fake legs. Brilliant.
And your witch shoes are most excellent. Like straight out of a movie.
You guys looked amazing! Yes, your shoes were awesome… Loved Jasper's costume.
The ladybug and the gnome have put me over the edge. I BOW TO YOU!
Your shoes are fantastic! Love all the costumes, you are one talented lady.
Wow, you're way talented if you made all those costumes!! Gnomes usually creep me out but that one is kinda adorable! 🙂 (okay, way adorable).
Those little fake legs are strangely realistic…how do you do it?
Ok don't tell me it may ruin it for me.
I love that you made all of those costumes, I only wish that I could do magical things like that. I also really want to know where you found your witch shoes, they are brilliant!!
A no-sew tutu now that sounds like something that I may be able to handle. Great job! Did you make your skirt as well?
Wow ~ they all look amazing!!!
The ladybug and the gnome are the cutest costumes ever 🙂
So cute! WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE SHOES??
Jasper's is amazing. You did a great job on all of them!
You guys all look great! Once again I marvel at your talents!
Excellent costumes, Jennie. I do want to see a full body shot of you in your witchy costume. I like the below the knee shot, but I'm left wanting to see your full ensemble. Was that the point? Your kids are so photogenic. I am glad you are back to blogging. Those four days of you sorting through things seemed like forever. (ha ha) When I have blogging lulls, it's more like a month or two. Nice work, super mama!
The gnome rules. In a kind of creepy way.
I love your harlequin stockings but the gnome on a mushroom is brilliant!!
Jasper's is, by far, my favorite one you've ever made. Of course all your kids are cute 🙂
I DIED LAUGHING at the gnome on the toadstool when I realized those weren't his real legs! And Ada looks so tall!
Wow! Those are all great, but love the gnome and ladybug….
Yes, would love to see the full witch ensemble…
I'm so glad everyone was blown away by your sewing talents, Jennie, as they are by all your other talents. Of course I kept expecting you to butt in and say, "Actually, my mother made my witch costume, as well as India's wizardess cloak, and Little Red's Riding Hood."
But indeed, your job on the ladybug, and especially on Jasper's gnome get-up qualify you as Super-Duper talented, anyway! That gnome is the cutest costume I ever saw! YOU ROCK! (You also sew pretty darn well! Er… ah… glue-gun well.)
Mom, I made my witch costume, thank you very much. (Including the black crinoline and actually sewing the vest fabric because I wanted orange and black stripes and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for anywhere.) You helped me fit the corset, that's all. And I did give you sewing credit for India and Bella's costumse.
Those are fantastic! I love the gnome on the toadstool!
Are those your legs at the top? And the shoes—-splendiforous!!
Am loving the toadstool and the gnome—my favorite!