Halloween is tied with Christmas for my favorite holiday. Every year we go trick-or-treating with the kids, then have a little get-together at our house with a few close friends. We are that annoying family that dresses up together in a different theme each year (I'm sure my kids will get sick of that soon and start wanting to do their own thing, but until then I will keep it going!). This year we were the Avengers! My kids absolutely LOVED the movie and even before the movie came out they liked watching the old cartoons on Netflix, so of course they were all on-board with the costumes.
I handmade each of the costumes, except Thor...but I did make the hammer myself out of foam and a paper towel roll. We had to do a "Girl" Captain America costume, so I made a tutu and painted a blue t-shirt. The shield was a plain frisbee, which I painted and then added a velcro handle to the back. For Black Widow, I used leggings from Forever 21, a black Reebok workout top, boots that I already had, and a belt/holster my Dad let me borrow (I made a few straps to add on). I made the waist belt out of old black tights and the symbol using old fabric. Hulk was easy...I just ripped up an old white t-shirt, dyed some old shorts purple and ripped them up. Oh, and of course the green body paint. It took about an hour to turn Emery green. I was so happy with how they turned out and I spent way less than if I would have bought all the costumes!
I also had to throw in some pictures from our trip to the pumpkin patch. I love going to pick out our pumpkins every year. It's just such a good time creating memories with the family and the kids really enjoy it! Unfortunately, we didn't even get a chance to carve them...which I was super sad about. Oh well, at least now they will last longer and be good decorations for Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone else had a great Halloween! Did you do dress up or do anything fun?