Thursday, October 18, 2012


when miles was 6 months old i purchased, much to brendan's dismay, a skunk costume for his first halloween. obviously i wasn't planning on taking him out to trick or treat. it was more a great photo opportunity than anything. super cute wasn't he?

however. his 2nd halloween, he was 18 months old and we still hadn't planned on taking him out trick or treating but dang. he needed a really good costume and i had big plans. i made the hat + beard = this is what happened:

by his 3rd halloween we had moved out of the city and he was 2.5 years old. guess what his favourite food was? he requested to be a california roll and that his new, 2 month old brother, ozzie to be a piece of egg tamago. um. sure kid. if this is what you desire, this is what i shall make for you. i made both costumes just in time for the big day and this was his FIRST. REAL. TRICK or TREATING EXPERIENCE! mmm. candy.

in 2010 ozzie was now 14 months old, while miles was 3 and the request for a handmade costume was still in full effect and all about food. pancake and syrup! mmm. awww. 

2011: miles was 4, in junior kindergarten. and many kids in his class had decided on dressing up as different superheros or princesses. so he decided he wanted to be darsavadar otherwise known as Darth Vadar! i obliged, with a trip to value village finding the cheapest, used costume we could find. a bargain at only $5 and these two kids play dress up every so often, so it was money well spent. he was also going through a spongebob squarepants phase and i did find one for a few bucks which he wore to his school halloween parade. unfortunately, no photo. ozzie, 2, however was still under my homemade halloween costume spell! hahahaha. after changing his mind many many many times, he finally gave in and decided agreed to be mr. potato head. i made this costume out of felt and fabric i already had in my stash. and he loved going door to door saying TRICK...TREAT. as it was his first year doing the real deal. mmmm. candy.

this year we have plans to be a firefighter (ozzie) and harry potter (miles). they won't be fully homemade costumes, but i will have to do some robe adjustments for mr. potter. these kids are already counting down the days. i'm looking forward to it as well!

so tell me in the comments below, what are you guys dressing up as? 

bonus halloween treat:


  1. i want to eat them both. so. flippin. cute.

  2. These costumes are AMAZING - my favorite is the sushi! I have absolutely NO idea what we're going to do this year so...want to start making our costumes too? ;)

  3. For his 1st halloween we dressed him up as a duck and visited a few neighbours. his 2nd time we dressed him up as a cowboy, actually we all dressed up as cowboys, I even made him some chaps. This year we are going as a family of lumberjacks, everyone in plaid. Loving those costumes though especially the sushi.

  4. Those pictures have me DYYYYING. Holy hell, Erin. Oh my goodness.

  5. Is that a MAN OR A WOMAN dancing in that video? I cannot tell. How hilarious!

    The boys' costumes are awesome! Way to go!

    I'm dressing up as a two-faced person. Half of my face will be dead or something. Lydia is going as a black cat and Arlene as Medusa. Arlene's is almost all handmade but Lydia fell in love with a mask and tail at the store so we got that. I think my husband is going to go as a wolf man because he has grown a beard!