The days of making one DIY costume for Andy and I are long gone. Between the 4 of us, I made/ put together/ bought 8 Halloween costumes this Halloween! Maxwell was not nearly into costumes this year, and Mila was not nearly into trick or treating as Maxwell was at her age. He was really into sprinting from house to house and filling that plastic pumpkin with candy. Halloween will always be my favorite and I think Andy secretly loves it too. Here’s a Halloween collage of Andy’s and I’s DIY costumes over the years. Yep, we wore milk jugs on our head this year. (Here’s the post full of Halloween shenanigans from 2016.)
Just for fun, here’s a run down of Halloween’s past:
- 2017: Double stuffed Oreos couples costume
- 2017: Diaper box train costume
- 2016: Anthony Weiner Text Scandal (Political themed Halloween party)
- 2016: Tractor out of a diaper box (Maxwell’s fall fest)
- 2016: YMCA Family costume
- 2015: Waldo Family of 4: (Pregnant family costume)
- 2014: Crown and Coke couples costume (Couples costume)
- 2013: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel family costume (Pregnant couples costume)
- 2012: 70’s chick and 70 year old man
- 2011: Andy moved to Florida and I went to Marfa, TX with my friend, Rachelle.
- 2010: Fred and Wilma Flintstone (Couples costume)
- 2009 and 2008: BTB (Before the Blog)
We attended multiple Halloween events with the kids this year, and an adult only par-tay on Saturday! There is nothing cuter than babies and kids in costumes, bring on the Halloween kid events! Plus let’s not forget the candy. My original Halloween idea for the kids was a police man and a bank robber.
Maxwell actually wore the police costume last year in our last minute family Village People costume, and he insisted on wearing it again. So, I thought adding a bank robber to the mix would be perfect. I love June and January clothes and got Mila a black and white striped tee and socks to complete her bank robber look. I also made her a black face mask. She loved the mask. Not.
It was complete cuteness, but I had an inkling this might not be warm enough for Halloween night. So, I bought a back up hand-me-down fish costume from a neighbor for $5, just in case. (The bank robber so needed a black beanie, maybe next year!)
For the kids fall fest at school they were encouraged to dress up and someone or something on a farm. (Last year I made Maxwell a tractor out of a diaper box for this event.) Maxwell wasn’t feeling it, but oh my cuteness look at Mila.
We went to our neighborhoods annual pumpkin decorating party at the park where Mila debuted her fish costume and Maxwell was in his own words “Maxwell”. Maxwell did thoroughly enjoy decorating his pumpkin, which made me love this event even more. “Piggie” pumpkin got turned into a double sided crazy faced pumpkin.
Our friends hosted their second annual Halloween park party, and the kids went as a fish and shark! The shark is on old prop I made for a project I did with the book Nugget and Fang, and Maxwell loved the idea of chasing (and eating) Mila. There also happened to be an octopus at the park party and apparently sharks like to eat octopus too. Maxwell also loved that he could easily ditch the shark and freely play soccer, ha!
For the big night, I was planning on doing the bank robber and police man again. But, the cold rainy evening made decide to throw on the cozy fish last minute. For the record, we made Max put on jeans, ha!
And I had no idea that out friend’s kiddo was going to be a firefighter, but how cute is our emergency response team?!
And I have to share Andy and I’s DIY double stuffed Oreo couples costume from our adult only fiesta! For the record, it looks awesome in black light!
What did you and your fam dress up as this year? I’d love to hear…