Over the years we have put a lot of work into our costumes and start thinking about it in the summer (if not November 1st). And over the past 4 years we have made wheelchair costumes as well.
2014, last year we had Elsa and Michaelangelo with his shellraiser
2013 we had a Superhero and Tyrone with his neighborhood
2012 we had Cinderella and her carriage, and a Pirate with his pirate ship (my first wheelchair/walker costume)
2011 was the year of a Princess and a Knight
2010 we had a whole family theme with Little Red Ridinghood and the Big Bad Wolf
2009 we even had halloween costumes before Nick was born! Lady from Lady and the Tramp and a Pumpkin
2008 Katheryn was Lady from Lady and the Tramp as well, but it was a hot Halloween and Katheryn didn't wear it except to get a couple of pictures
In the summer we started talking about Halloween. and Nick wanted to be Captain America.
Alot of Nick's costume isn't really the costume, it is the matching wheelchair costume. I had bought a Captain America little boys costume online in the summer, but when it came it was the wrong size and it was also a one-peice costume. Which does not work for us.
Last year Nick's costume was a sweatshirt costume, and it worked very well. This year Nick's sweatshirt didn't have the mask, but that's ok. Thats why we have face paint
Katheryn was very specific that she wanted to be an angel.
I think I spent more time on her costume this year, finding all of the perfect pieces to come together.
Her wings are feathers (and she molted the whole walk). Katheryn has also liked wearing wigs, so I got her a fun blond one with ringlets
The weather was beautiful so we didn't need to layer the costumes this year and had a very happy Captain and Angel
Nick's costume looked FANTASTIC, if I do say so myself.
Everyone thought that it was great
Katheryn and Nick decided to do some play acting for us
Captain America running down an Angel!
I think that angel is full is mischievous!
We got a costume for Rory as well.
It is supposed to be a unicorn with a princess. I bought it a month ago, it doesn't fit now, so we got some velcro for it to fit on her back (the head piece we couldn't do anything about)
Soon it was time for some trick or treating!
The kids had a lot of fun trick or treating and both kids got lots of compliments on their costumes. It started raining right at the end of our night and their bags were full so everyone was happy to go back home.
Katheryn stayed out a little while longer to hand our some candy herself
I had to go into work Halloween night (thanks to a co-worker who stayed an extra hour so I could stay for the trick-or-treating).
Of course I don't like wearing plain old scrubs on any type of holiday. So I made up some fun Birthing Centre shirts for us all to wear. Halloween themed of course, I 'heart' Mummies
Another successful Halloween done.
Tomorrow we will start planning for next year!