In college, I studied Costume Design for Theater, and whenever people found out that I sewed and made legit costumes regularly, I usually got asked to make them a Halloween costume. It was usually a joke, but it got a little irritating, because it happened pretty regularly. So after a while, I started resenting Halloween. Also, I don't like dressing up. Ironic for a costumer, I know, but I like to dress other people up. Not myself. So, I stopped dressing up, and tried my best to ignore Halloween.
Once you have a baby, though, it is hard to not get excited about Halloween. Costumes are so incredibly adorable on a baby, and somehow, Halloween has become important to me again.
This year, I wasn't a total convert. I didn't get any decorations up this, and we didn't carve pumpkins (we will once Fox gets a little older), but you better believe I went all out on costumes for our church's Halloween party. I was extremely resourceful (read: cheap/creative), and modified a tiny grey sweat suit to be a rat costume complete with ears, tail and a teeny-tiny chef's hat.
I felt a little bad dressing him up as a rat on his first Halloween, but it was for a good cause (In case you can't tell, we are Linguine, Collette and Remy from Pixar's Ratatouille)! Adam and I were able to scrounge up some chef-like costumes and Adam made these sweet-awesome chef's hats for us! All in all, I was pretty proud of the effort that we put forth for this Halloween! Family costumes are the best!
Also, Fox is obsessed with this spatula, and really enjoyed carrying it around and banging it on things throughout the night.
Check out the Halloween Vlog we put together for you! I even did some of the editing this time!!!