30 October 2007

Halloween Retrospective

Since Matilda was born I have made her Halloween costumes each year, with varying degrees of success. The same cannot be said of Freya, since, poor child, she is the second born and therefore relegated to a life of hand-me-downs and last minute "costumes." But I try.

For your viewing pleasure, may I present our Halloween's past:

Matilda Year One, Age 7 months: King Arthur as depicted in Monty Python's Holy Grail.

I made the tunic and the crown, and Steve made the chain mail. Yes, that's right, he made the chain mail, 'cause he's a geek like that.

Matilda Year Two, Age 19 months: The Wicked Witch of the West.

Her face was kind of green, but I was all into the into the black and white photography, so...

Matilda Year Three, Age 2.5 years: Princess Fairy.

This was the year I stopped being able to tell her what to be, instead she told me what to make, everything from this point on has been her idea.

Matilda Year Four, Age 3.5 years: Spider Princess.

There were SO MANY little black plastic spiders in our house that year. In fact, I still find them in random corners from time to time.

Freya Year One, Age 11 months: Asian Batman.

Like I said, last minute, so-called costumes. We had this really great batman cape, and some little Asian pants, and voila!

Matilda Year Five, Age 4.5 years: Half-and-half Cinderella.

Half rags, half magic, you get it. Her idea.

Freya Year Two, Age almost 2 years: Mulan.

That would be Mulan my way, not Disney's way, 'cause we all know how I feel about him and his "princesses." Also I was trying to make up for the previous year, I mean, seriously? Asian Batman? WTF?

And thank you all for your great crippled costumes ideas! You guys are the best. I'll let you know what I decide to do, and also post tomorrow's Halloween pictures, um, tomorrow.


Carrie said...

King Arthur & Mulan are my favorites ~ you're a creative mommy!

Cathy said...

I am awed by your talents!

I love the spider princess one, especially.

Thalia's Child said...

I love the King Arthur one! Awesome!!

beta mom said...

The half and half cinderella is stunning.

Of course, Nell, you realize the irony....
Batman didn't wear pants.

Deb said...

Will you PLEASE make my costume next year? FABULOUS! The Cinderella and Monty Python were my faves!!!

Veronica said...

They are amazing, such talent. I adore the King Arthur costume and the half and half Cinderella.

andi said...

The first pic was so adorable! And I love all the costumes. I thought the half-and-half Cinderella was especially creative. I wish I could sew.

Lauren 02143! said...


Hey are you still headed to see the daily show tonight?? I hope so!

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Those are TOO cool!

Now I want to be a spider princess. Though Payton swears I'm going to be an Atlantic Torpedo...which is a type of ray. Sigh. I should just cave and be like a mermaid or something.

You have the coolest kid costumes!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

I am so impressed! And in awe! I'm now officially a loser mom!

Blue Momma said...

Wow. You make great costumes!! We bought ours and it's not nearly as cool.

And my post today? Halloween Retrospective.

Amy said...

Amazing! The King Arthur thing was fantastic!!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

You amaze me. Will you make my kids' costumes next year??