Tuesday, November 01, 2011

a costume only a mother could love

i am a big fan of homemade Halloween costumes. in fact, my earliest musings revolved around making a costume for jack.

(sometimes those costumes weren't homemade by me. they were homemade by my sister. at the last minute. at my request. also? this would be a good time to pimp her new blog, dedicated to her pretty amazing costume making skillz.)

and then? then we hit the years of the "buyable" costumes. sigh. buying a costume did not resonate with me. but he loved it. (maybe because he never recovered from the Han Solo experiment?) i will admit, it was easier. and he was an awfully cute Iron Man. Snake Eyes. a Spy. whatever...

so, imagine my UTTER SHOCK when I received word that he was making his Halloween costume this year!! yes, i "received word" via text message, because I was lounging by a pool in Orlando at the time...

(pardon me... i just went back there in my memory for a second...)

there was truth to the rumour, however, and i am the PROUD mother of a PROUD child who made one of the, um, GREATEST costumes ever made.



what? you don't recognize Carmine from Gears of War? i'm shocked!!

a-hem.

i'm not a Gears of War fan, but HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN COSTUME!! made entirely of things we already had in our possession. GOOD: homemade BETTER: free

we had a great night of chili and trick-or-treating with kids-his-own-age in a neighborhood that looked like HGTV had dressed the set for a Halloween special.

it's not just the Reese's miniatures that are making me smile today...

6 comments:

SisterX_83 said...

I'm so proud of him! And that is an AWESOME costume! I never would have guessed that he made it himself. :)

Barb said...

He looks great! Did he get to wear it to school?

Patrick said...

Awesome!!! My little E had her costume homemade as well. So happy you guys had fun :)

Crystal said...

Awesome!! Joe said it looks great...and he's a Gears fan.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know it was completely homemade and FREE! Now I am impressed!

:) Happy week to you! Running like a nut but had to pop in after reading your post. -carlo

Kim Sue said...

yeah for a fun Halloween night..great job Jack!