We are hoping to pass along our passion of various holidays to our children. Their father's favorite holiday is Halloween. There are so many wonderful childhood memories of this time of year. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons because of the bursts of color and falling nuts from trees, days getting crisp and cool while getting shorter and moody. Madison, Wisconsin, used to have a huge Halloween bash in the 1970s and 1980s sponsored by the UW student leadership that covered much of the State Street area of the city. You would see so many creative costumes as people paraded by. We used to get dressed up in group costumes and join in on the fun. We have continued that tradition by creating family costumes for the kids. Home-made and slightly cheesy, then all the better.
Inspired by the Friends episode The One with the Halloween Party (2001).
This is the last DIY costume for our kids as they are all old enough to do their own if they so choose.
Inpired by the 1982 E.T. movie.
Inspired by an animal racing scene in the 1960 movie.
Knight Who Says Ni, King Arthur, Black Knight inspired by the 1975 movie.
Martians inspired by the Sesame Street television show.