Ten Years of Halloween
I can’t believe this year is my daughter’s 10th Halloween. For Throwback Thursday, I decided to share a photo from each year…9 costumes (she wore the same costume in 2008 & 2009).
This year my daughter decided to be a Minecraft Enderman. It was a pretty simple costume to pull together…black leggings, black shirt, Minecraft box head.
I was really disappointed that I wasn’t able to find a Gamora Costume in the stores – I could find Starlord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. We had to put together our own costume. We used black pants, green shirt, and made our own black vest. The black vest was made from a tank top and Duck tape. We also borrowed a black winter vest for use at trick or treating.
I was thrilled to return to a store-bought costume. The dress portion was also perfect in December to be an angel in the church’s Living Nativity.
My daughter’s favorite American Girl character was Molly who lived during World War II. In the books she dresses as a Hula Girl for Halloween with a homemade skirt, flowers, and a red sweater. It worked perfectly that my daughter had a red sweater dress for Christmas the previous year and black suede Mary Janes already. We made the hula skirt (from flannel so it would last for multiple wearings). I was worried about the flowers, but my daughter remembered that she had a couple of leis from visiting the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World. We cut one up to make the hair bows and bracelet and left one whole to wear as a lei. They were perfect! I splurged and ordered the American Girl costume for her Molly doll so they could match for Halloween.
I loved the Rapunzel costume. It evolved throughout the month of October. She started by wearing the hair braid, but then decided it was too heavy. Then, since she has brown hair, decided she was Rapunzel from the end of the movie once her hair is cut. Finally, she added the mask that she made at Michaels. So, she decided there was a deleted-scene from the end of Tangled where Rapunzel attends a masquerade ball.
She had wanted to be Darby from the Disney Channel series My Friends Tigger & Pooh in 2008. At that time, I talked her out of the costume saying no one would recognize her. However, she didn’t give up on the idea and 2 years later was Darby. It was an easy costume to pull together. Darby always wore jeans and a white t-shirt with a purple tank top over it. Darby along with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger made up the Super Sleuths and wore blue baseball hats with a question mark logo. We used yellow fabric and green fabric paint to make the logo.
Yes, she was Tinkerbell 2 years in a row. No, I didn’t make her repeat the costume.
At almost 10 months old, she loved her first Halloween. She got to go to the library party and trick or treat Downtown. She was able to walk (with a little help) to do her trick or treating.