Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Give me a reason to celebrate.

I adore holidays. Any of them. In fact, just tell me its a holiday and I will find a way to decorate and/or celebrate. Always #1 is birthdays (that's a holiday...right?) followed closely by Christmas. Both mean lots of celebrating and lots of family. 

So the next holiday on the list is Halloween. Last year was so much fun for us. We decided to dress up as a family. It turned out so adorable: 

This year we decided we would keep going with the family halloween. I have been trying to start the planning early, as last year I was wrapping Justin's jeans with duct tape at 2am. Rileigh went through various ideas before finally deciding on Mariokart. I was pretty excited about the idea.....and then I started looking for costumes for Rileigh (aka Princess Peach)
It was much harder than I thought it would be. All the Princess Peach costumes I found looked cheap but cost a fortune. I thought it would be super easy to find a premade costume....but now I am going with plan B....making the costume. This is a problem because I can't sew, but I think I may have found the perfect solution (thank you ebay!)
My plan is to remove the bow around the waist and replace it with a dark pink one and add on the dark pink draping at the hips. I am going to attempt to add some poofy sleeves....but as a non-sewing person, I am not sure how that will work. I also found a long blonde wig that I am going to hot glue a crown onto. Find some blue jewels......add some white loves.....and VIOLA! Perfect Princess Peach. 

I think Addison will be Toad. My plan for that is to paper mache a mushroom hat onto a bike helmet and paint it to match toad's. Other than that, its just white pants and a vest....and VIOLA! Perfect little Toad. 

And....I think its pretty obvious which of one of us will be mario and which will be luigi. Hmm....wonder if I can grow a mustache by then.....

What was your favorite Halloween costume of all time?


  1. This just made my day. I can't wait to see how the costumes turn out!

  2. hmmm favorite costume...... a liked the year i was a present..... it was a hit :)

  3. I love the idea of doing mariokart. We actually considered this last year, but couldn't come up with the right outfits for the four of us. So instead we dressed as pirates per Evan's request. This year we'll be mismatched I think.