This one is first, because not only was it one of the family favorites, but it also gives you an idea of some of the costumes our family used over the years. See if I cover all of them over the next several days.
25 Years of Trick-or-Treating
A cowboy or dog,
Charizard, turtle or cat,
Knight or astronaut,
Pirate or princess,
Mario, wolf or wizard,
5 headed monster,
Darth Vadar, ninja,
Don’t forget Dad’s googly eyes -
Fun costumes galore.
This costume isn't in the haiku, because it's a recent one. Last year Alicia asked if I could make a Princess Anna costume for her. All of her students were really into the movie Frozen, and she has the naturally gorgeous hair to be a great Anna. It was a fun project, but I never did write about it. So, it gets to be first this year.
Rather than using embroidery or appliqué for the flowers and designs, I decided fabric paint would be the easiest and quickest, and that part also turned out beautifully.
I felt quite fortunate to find the perfect little clasp for the cloak. And I was also grateful we have a large dining room table, because this took a lot of fabric!
Pinterest Idea: Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts
Since most of the food ideas I pinned are high-calorie, let's at least start with a healthy one. This one would be an easy treat, since you have to peel fruit before you eat it anyway. After peeling the tangerines, stick a little piece of celery in the center so they look like pumpkins. If you add a couple of chocolate chip eyes to a banana half, you can call it a ghost.