Every October, we have an annual Halloween party. It’s so much fun and we look forward to it every year. We always try to get really creative with our costumes and we keep them a secret from each other until the party.
It’s always a lot of fun guessing what everyone will be and then seeing the costumes at the party.
Here is a few of my favorite costumes from over the years.
My peacock costume - This was my favorite costume of all-time. I put a lot of time and effort into it, and I loved the way that it came out.
I bought tulle at the fabric store and watched a YouTube video on how to make a tutu. It was pretty easy and it didn’t take me too long to make. I ordered peacock feathers on ebay, and I cut and hot glued them onto a triangular shaped piece of cardboard that I slipped into the back of my shirt.
I ordered a tight black corset like shirt online that was stretchy so the peacock feathers would stay in the back. I just kind of pieced everything else together – black bike shorts from Wal-Mart, peacock necklace, peacock belt, and blue earring from Forever 21, bright colored make-up, etc.
The same year my dad was a scary clown, based on the clown from the movie It.
He did all his make-up himself and it came out awesome. He was definitely scary that year.
Since I was a peacock, Danny stuck to the bird theme and wore an inflatable pink flamingo costume (pink flamingos are also a running joke in our family, so it was a great costume).
A few years ago, Danny was the Joker and I was Bat Girl.
Howie Mandal and Girl #7 from Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Inflatable sumo wrestlers
My favorite costume of Jaden’s was when he was Luigi riding Yoshi. This was the same costume that was in this month’s issue of Chicago Parent magazine.
Zombie. Make-up by Heather
I was the 80′s that year - I dressed in three different costumes: Tom Cruise, Ms. Pac Man, and an 80′s workout girl.
Homer and Marge Simpson.
My stepmom was Avatar.
Wow, I realized that we’ve had tons of costumes! I think I’ll continue this post with a part II because there’s lots of great costumes to go! Happy Friday!
- What’s your favorite Halloween costume you’ve worn?