Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lions and Tigers and Cross-Dressers, Oh My!

In the spirit of getting in the spirit, and empowered by wondermom, Jyl over at Mommy Gossip, I decided to take a little walk down memory lane to see if any of my boys' halloween costumes could inspire. There is good news and there is bad. Let's get the bad out of the way...

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.


Jay @halftime lessons said...

I love the sense of humor on your boys...they must be a riot...


Eudae-mamia said...

Oh my - I hope the youngest doesn't have dreams of attending Notre Dame.

My 6-year-old wants to go as a break dancer this year. How retro!


Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Any shout out is a TERRIFIC shout out in my book. Thanks so much for thinking of me. And, no, you don't need my approval. I'm with you on the "any publicity" thing.

"See" you at the soiree tonight. I'll be there from 6-8 Pacific. If you are joining later, I chat with you later.

And... loving the Halloween costumes. Sooooo cute!

Kristina P. said...

That nun costume is hilarious!

And that's so funny about the lion. One of my blog friends asked for people to submit costume ideas for her daughter, and I found the cutest lion's costume. I hope she picks it!

Girl Friday said...

Personally, the cheerleader and the nun are my favorite. What does that say about me?

The Mommy said...

I love the cute ideas my kids have come up with. This year they are going to be a Pirate and a Baseball player. Last year the older one was his dad (omg so cute) and the little one was a monkey. I hadn't ever thought that they'd one day be cross dressing for Halloween! lol Thanks for the warning! :)

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