Over the past few years, as the boys have gotten older, I have noted (what I am hoping is) a satirical tone in their costume choices. Last year's are hardly worth posting, but in the name of full disclosure, here they are:
Yes, that's right, the cheerleader and the nun. In defense of the cheerleader (although anyone who has seen THIS isn't going to buy it), his girlfriend at the time dressed as a football player, so it was kind of cute. The nun... well, there just isn't any explanation. Sorry.
Now to the good news! There were many halloweens where the boys looked very appropriate. Adorable even. Note the following examples:
Which brings me to my favorite costume of all... Both boys wore this and looked equally sweet in it. What's really great about it is 1) it's warm and comfy 2) it's quick and EASY to make and 3) it's super cute!
You simply start with a yellow hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. The hood is the only part requiring much work. Sew on ears and use yarn to create the "mane". Finally, make a little tail (I used matching yellow fabric, with yarn fringed on the end). Draw whiskers on your victim and voila... a ferocious little lion.
Feel free to steal this idea, as I stole it from someone, as well.