October 29th, 2013

2013 Halloween Fun

Halloween is officially on Thursday, but this past weekend we had a lot of Halloween fun. Every year our church has a Halloween party that includes Trunk-or-Treating. We enjoy a party inside and to end the festivities we go outside and the kids get to trick-or-treat around the cars, hence Trunk-or-Treat. It is always a blast and the kids look forward to it every year. Of course costumes are worn and it is always fun to see everyone’s costumes each year. My three little ones as you can see went as a Black Kitty Cat, a Peacock and a Cowboy.

The last couple of years, I have been making my girls’ costumes. I still can’t get my son to allow me to make his, he prefers heading to the store and picking one out. Which is fine by me since I am usually working on the others until the last second.

Here is a few pictures of my youngest Miss K.   She loves animals and wanted to go as a black cat this year.  She wanted a girly costume, so of course what little girl doesn’t want a tutu skirt to spin around in.

Her cute little tail in the back. I just loved it and so did she.

One more to share of little Miss K. I think her most favorite part was her collar. We found a shiny pendant at the craft store that she said looked perfectly like a cat collar so we made her a necklace or collar as she says.

I am really not sure where Miss M. came up with the idea of a peacock, but she was very excited about the idea. And of course I threw out a quick okay to the idea since I was just so happy she finally had settled on an idea. Well, there aren’t too many peacock costumes out there. Coming up with how to make this one was a bit more challenging than a Kitty Cat, but I do have to say that I love the way it turned out.

We had to add some bustle to the back, so her tutu involves yards and yards of tulle as well as peacock feathers.

This is the best part of the costume, so I am a little sad that it is in the back. I almost wanted to make her wear it backwards just so it would show from the front. This was definitely a project of love and will be used by her younger sister. 😉

Of course every peacock needs great accessories. And a headband and jewelry are the perfect final touches. Yes, I made all of it. The headband and necklace really put the finishing touches on this costume.

And even though I didn’t make the cowboy costume, I do have to say that this Mr. C. makes one handsome Cowboy. He loved his Costume just as much as either of his sisters did.

I am so sad to say that I don’t have great pictures for the Halloween fun I had the night before on Friday. (I guess I was having too much fun to stop to take some pictures.) We have a great group of Witches every year that get together on the Friday before Halloween. It is our annual Witching. We get to have a little (or a lot) of Halloween fun for ourselves.

We go to dinner and this year we went roller skating. It was such a blast!! We may take a lot of crazy looks and even some photos from strangers but we love it. This is the third year in a row that we have gone out and we all look forward to it every year. Last year we went bowling and the year before was to the movies. Each year has been great and is always a party.

Here is a group shot at the skating rink. I love these girls!!

I can’t wait to hear all about your Halloween costumes and parties. What are you dressing up as for Halloween? What is your favorite Halloween tradition?

And a little P.S. if you would like to see more of my crazy life be sure to find me on Instagram.  jocelyn_caramelpotatoes

 

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10 Responses to “2013 Halloween Fun”

  1. Wow – those are some really cute, cute kids!

  2. Love, love love that peacock! How fun!

  3. Cute kids and cute costumes. We love to trunk or treat too!

  4. My 6-year-old daughter wants to be a peacock this year and I LOVE your tutu! Any way I could talk you into posting a tutorial? It’s the cutest one I’ve found online!!!

  5. Sorry – I don’t have a tutorial. Look online for tutu instructions and then sew in longer pieces on the backside. The feathers are sewn in also.. The feathers, necklace and pieces for the headband were all from Hobby Lobby. Just glue on flowers and feathers to a plastic band. Good luck!!

  6. Thank you! Just curious…what colors of tulle did you use? I’m seeing royal blue, a turquoise/teal, green (apple? lime? darker?), light brown and ivory? Am I missing any? It’s so adorable!!

  7. One more question (sorry!). About how many yard of tulle do you think you might have used? I love the fullness!

  8. I wish I could be more help, but that was two years ago and I just don’t remember exactly. I bought some tulle on the spool to get a variety of colors, but some I did buy by the yard also. I will tell you that I usually buy an excessive amount of materials and then take back what I don’t use! 🙂 Good luck – send a picture when you are done!!

  9. Hello! Your peacock tutu is super cute! Did you use an elastic headband to tie the tulle in layers or was it all tied to one solid strip of regular elastic? Thanks!

  10. Regular elastic.

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