happy halloween from the handmade home fam!

In the past, we’ve been known to take halloween seriously. Perhaps…a little too seriously. This year, I went for simple. Because I had a little less time than usual…and because Aiden is getting to the {ever so dreaded by his mother} age, where he simply prefers the Walmart version of costumes. So this year, we steered him in the direction of  he chose Mario Brothers.

Yes…he is Mario. And Malone is Luigi. These days, I choose my battles.

Mario Kart! Get it?

Emerson looked a little more like a Burger King Beauty Queen than Princess Peach…but we went with what we could throw together in ten minutes get together. When I made that Ariel costume for her a-la Walt Disney World, she wouldn’t wear it because it was “itchy” so I found the solution thanks to my friend Kara : Nylon Chiffon. I’m not a seamstress, so who knew? But it worked like a charm. Stick that one in your back pocket and save it for later. ;}

The boys costumes consisted of overalls, gloves, hats {felt cutouts glued on} and yellow buttons hot glued on top of the overall buttons. When we were finished, they just popped right off. I knew Malone wouldn’t really wear his mustache, so I just stuck it to his pacie. Oh, and plungers. Let us not forget the plungers.

And…then they were a bit restless at mommy’s incessant picture taking.

We participated in our annual church fall festival last night with my parents, and they had a blast. Papa took one for the team and climbed to the top of that slide with not-so-little man. Their costumes lasted, as usual, a matter of moments. C’est la vie.

Hope all of you have a safe and wonderful Halloween trick or treating! Here’s to stealing their candy when they aren’t looking…And giant big girl undies hanging from leotards in public. Cause that’s how we roll.

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Responses to happy halloween from the handmade home fam!

  1. angela king says:

    love the pacifier mustache! so stinkin’ cute! :)

  2. Meg says:

    So super cute! If I had a boy mario would totally be at least one Halloween! Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. Shaunna says:

    super cute…love the mario cart idea! :-)

  4. Adrienne says:

    …And giant big girl undies hanging from leotards in public…haha coffee almost came out my nose with that comment!!

  5. a says:

    oh my gosh! their costumes are so cute. my kids went as johnny cash and a leopard. lol.

  6. Melissa says:

    In that picture with Malone and Aiden looking at each other, I think Aiden is saying, “DUDE, you have no idea how many minutes I’ve lost taking pictures!”

  7. Laura says:

    Haha, I love Malone’s mustache paci! And you know I’m a sucker for coordinating non-Walmart costumes. Love. :)

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