It seems that every year, we (as in Ryan and me😆) have trouble agreeing on costumes for Halloween. I initially wanted to do Peter Pan last year, but Ryan wasn't sold on the whole going as Captain Hook idea--something about wanting to go as Rufio from Hook🙄. So I gave it a year and was finally able to convince him (read: force him😉)
I always try to get started on costumes early, but it always seems that I'm working on them last minute. The girls' costumes were all fairly easy and quick. And I love how they turned out.
Norah as Wendy Darling💗
I put her hair in foam curlers, but when I took them out, they were still a bit damp and so it fell flat. It worked a little better on Halloween morning, especially since I curled her bangs, seen down below haha.
I finished Norah's costume first, and it was the cause of MUCH contention haha. Lucy, who actually wanted to go as Tinkerbell at first, suddenly changed her mind once she saw the Wendy dress and took every opportunity possible to sneak it from the closet and put it on. She would SOB and SOB and BEG to wear "Norah's Wendy dress". I would let her wear it occasionally, but I really didn't want to have to fix it if it were to rip, so I finally decided to hide it. Lucy was pretty distraught when she realized she wouldn't be wearing a long fancy dress like Norah, so she kept asking if she could be the mother instead haha. I had already finished her tinkerbell costume at that point, so I just did everything I could to convince her that Tinkerbell would be fun! When our little neighbor girl said she was also going as Tinkerbell, Lucy was much more excited.
Lucy ended up loving her costume and was just thrilled about the prospect of going trick or treating. Throughout the whole month of October, she would ask several times a day when Halloween was coming. I bought some body glitter from amazon and she was so excited about putting it all over her face and arms.
She was not interested in doing photos, so this was all I got of her, but she loves how magical it turned out.
Jane was so fun to dress up. She now loves Peter Pan and asks to watch it nearly every day, which is funny because she's not really a movie watching kid.
Wendy and Peter
Captain Hook and Peter. Ryan's costume just killed me! It was too perfect!
I was going to try and make his coat since everything was super expensive or not the quality/color I was wanting, so we all went to Joann Fabric and brainstormed. Ryan found a pattern for a coat that looked cool, so I decided to try it out. I was worried that I was going to be way in over my head since I haven't followed a traditional pattern since college, but I was able to figure it out and I was so proud! I wanted to show it off to everyone, I couldn't believe it came together and actually fit haha!
I loved watching Peter Pan all month long.
Captain Hook and Mr. Smee conversations are the best. 😂
My costume was really easy too since I just spray painted fabric paint stripes and made some nude colored leggings and belly band for the pillow (no, I'm not pregnant as was asked a couple times haha)
The whole crew together. I'm so glad I got pictures before Halloween day!
Halloween day was so fun! Norah woke up and got ready for school in her costume. Her curly hair was so hilarious! I was sad I couldn't make it to her school costume parade. Lucy then went to preschool and then we all took off to Ryan and Janel's work for the office trick or treat.
The girls' bags were already heavy by the last row of desks. We headed back home to get something healthy into our bellies before some more trick or treating. We got another quick group shot since Janel wasn't in the first ones as the ticking crocodile. haha 😂
Captain Hook: "That cursed beast liked the taste of me so well he's followed me ever since, licking his chops for the rest of me."
Mr. Smee: "And he would've had you by now, Captain, if he hadn't swallowed that alarm clock. But now, when he's about, he'd warn you, as you might say, with his tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock."
We make better time every year haha. The first time we went trick or treating with Norah and baby Lucy, our pace was so slow that we only made it to a handful of houses before heading back home.
Ryan's mom came down to trick or treat with the girls and then we had his cousins over too! It was so fun doing it all together! Ryan's mom as a sock monkey, Amy as a cowgirl, and Callie and Jake and Henry as Elf on the shelf 😂
The girls had so much fun and collected quite the pile of candy. I, however, have zero self control and so a certain witch fairy replaced all the candy with a painting kit for the girls, which they thought was awesome! They didn't complain at all about the candy being traded in, so it was a win-win-win!