Vicki is studying ancient civilizations this year, and has been really into the Percy Jackson books, so she decided to dress as Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom (hence the owl on her shoulder). She made her costume by herself - how cool is that? Ellie has been planning on being Rapunzel pretty much since she saw Tangled for the first time. And it was extremely important to her that she have a wig. She determined that her own hair, despite being the longest in this household, is nowhere near long enough, and anything I might have attempted to create with yarn would only have been met with all the scorn a 6-year-old could muster, so I caved and bought something that is now sitting in a tangled (ha!) mess on my stairs. Lexi...well, I don't really know why she wanted to be a zombie, but she made an awesome one. We had a blast designing her costume and doing her makeup, and her hair was a riot. Yes, that's her real hair. It was lots of fun to comb that out afterward, let me tell you.
Our church has a Halloween party every year, and they always find someone to take pictures, which I love.
|This is the one I took with my cell phone camera|
behind the photographer's back
|I'm seriously considering making this our Christmas card this year|
This is the only picture I have of Chris's and my costumes. Chris made his own steampunk attire. He wanted to go all out, but budget constraints made that a challenge, so he just went with an awesome eyepiece and a wrist-mounted rocket launcher. And I just recycled my punk costume from years past, but with better tattoos and a different hair color (I tried purple this year, but I think I like last year's blue the best...what do you think?)
After the church party, we humiliated our children by taking them to the pumpkin patch in full costume.
|Contemplating the choosing of the pumpkin|
|She went with a "zombie pumpkin"|
|Isn't she cute?|
And then, of course, we carved the pumpkins.