Finished Costumes 2007

October 29, 2007

Trunk-or-Treat was Saturday. Which means costumes had to be finished Friday night. I’m glad to report that everything turned out wonderfully and the kids were proud of me because I didn’t freak out trying to getting it all done. (Mom, Grandma, or anyone else that’s interested, I’ve posted lots more photos here.)

The Mummy (pictured at top).
We half-sewed/half-hot-glued it together. I love it. Ralph loves it. And it’s really easy to get on and off. Everything but the head wrap is attached to the shirt or pants and it’s all very stable.

The Jack-O-Lantern.
Betty was very excited to put this on. And it was cozy. And she’s at the perfect chubby stage, so she filled it out well.

The Witch.
This is Olive’s best witchy expression. I keep calling this the Princess Witch costume. Because it has a tutu and is totally girly. We picked this up at Target and embellished the skirt hem with thick upholstery fringe to beef it up.

The Werewolf.
Oscar was napping while everyone else got ready, so when he came downstairs and saw what was going on, he was super-psyched to get into the werewolf costume. Here he is pictured mid-howl.

The Mrs. Frankenstein.
Maude was delighted with how this turned out and so was I. The hair was super-fun to do. I love the belt detail. The turtleneck and dress were picked up from Old Navy (not part of their costume line) and will be absorbed into her regular wardrobe post-Halloween.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kirsten Michelle October 29, 2007 at 10:13 am

you’re like the coolest mom EVER!!!
the trunk or treat idea is brilliant and the costumes are amazing…
i love the photo of Maude’s hair…the work in progress one ;-)


2 Cocoa October 29, 2007 at 10:19 am

Great costumes! They all turned out so well!


3 lace October 29, 2007 at 10:32 am

Those are some amazing costumes.


4 jordan October 29, 2007 at 10:42 am

Those are some CUTE kids.


5 Mommy Poppins October 29, 2007 at 11:19 am

How fun. What a great job you did with those. And good job on the kids too. No wonder you have 5 kids. How could you stop when they’re so adorable!


6 Angela October 29, 2007 at 1:30 pm

LOVE the costume. Each one of them is individual and unique. You especially did an amazing job on Ralph and Maude’s! I looked at the other photos, and my favorite is Oscar with his arms out. Cutest werewolf I ever did see!


7 BeachysCapeCodCupboard October 29, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Oh my gosh! Your kids are soooo adorable! The costumes are fabulous, as are each of your children’s expressions!


8 Mom in Mendon October 29, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Hooray for a successful Halloween. Love those faces.


9 allysha October 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm

When did Betty get so big? What a sweetie!


10 eryka October 29, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Those are so cute!


11 esther October 29, 2007 at 4:04 pm

why are you so talented? those costumes are awesome!


12 Erica October 29, 2007 at 4:45 pm

I wish I was more like you Gabby. You are so cool!
I want to make awesome costumes like those!!!


13 Bek October 29, 2007 at 6:04 pm

What great kids… they are so beautiful (those curls on Oscar…). Good Job Mom!!


14 liz October 29, 2007 at 6:33 pm

wow, nice job! your front porch looks magazine-worthy btw. love the green, so bold and it totally works. i never would have thought that color would look so awesome on a front door and it does.


15 Lizzy October 30, 2007 at 12:20 am

so great. love maude’s hair. love oscar’s awesome photo. ralph’s mummy costume is so cool. and olive is great girly witch. wish i could meet betty!!!


16 Amy October 30, 2007 at 11:35 pm

I thought to myself, “Why would that cute little girl want to dress up as Amy Winehouse?” I was so relieved when I read the captions.


17 laurie November 1, 2007 at 10:52 am

oh man. these are all so great i don’t even know what to say. great work gabby. you should be very proud. and your kids are gorgeous.


18 lisapow November 3, 2007 at 6:24 pm

Amazing costumes!! your kids are getting so old already!


19 Sara M October 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Hey! My son wants to be a mummy this year, do you have a tutorial or tips for how you made your boy’s mummy costume? It looks so great!


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