family halloween costumes

I am a big kid when it comes to Halloween. One of my favourite things about this season is, of course, coming up with fun costume ideas.

For the past three years, our family has dressed up for our church Halloween carnival under a common theme.

The first year my son wanted to be a dragon and he wanted my husband to be a "knight in armor." I decided I would go as a "damsel in distress," which was very fitting for me at that point in my grieving process. I borrowed my son's costume, and I purchased the adult costumes at Value Village. Although our costumes were amazing, I made it a goal to make our future costumes.

The next year my son wanted to be a tiger. We happened to be given a Tigger costume, so I started planning our "Hundred-Acre Wood" theme. Being eight months pregnant, I figured my physique was perfectly Pooh Bear shaped. I made the costume with things around the house. My husband's Christopher Robin costume was easily pieced together as well. We joked that our little "Piglet" was waiting in the wings.

This year, my son wanted to be a hockey player, so we started brainstorming about "Hockey Night in Canada." My husband used duck tape on an old white turtleneck to become a referee. I found my wildest jacket, painted my hair white, brushed on some bronzer and painted on a silver goatee, in my attempt at becoming Don Cherry. Our baby girl was a beautiful Stanley Cup, with a foil covered bowl duck-taped to a toque and stuffed into an insulated bag turned inside-out.  

Planning our family costumes has become a fun family tradition that I hope will continue {until my kids are not interested in being seen with us anymore}.

Does your family dress up together for Halloween? What Halloween traditions do your family have?




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