A peacock costume, a voodoo doll costume and a whole lotta Halloween costume flashbacks

Posted in DIY, HOLIDAYS, SEWING
on October 31, 2013

With Halloween night tomorrow, the crunch is on for fabulous Halloween costumes!

Our costumes this year are as follows:

Peacock
A  majestic peacock costume, made with layers and layers (and layers) of stiff tulle, all attached to a modified long skirt with an elastic waist. The skirt – Goodwill, along with the body suit. The mask was a great purchase at a local fabric store.

The tail was made separately, with peacock feathers and one large plume being added to a Styrofoam ball, along with additional layers of tulle.

Voodoo Doll
A freaky and fun voodoo doll! The voodoo doll costume was modelled after a great Pinterest find and was made by attaching a circle skirt to an existing t-shirt. The heart applique and stick pins were hand made – the pins themselves were made out of q-tips and small pom poms. We added a black crinoline, and various accessories.

A super crazy cute smile certainly doesn’t hurt!

Looking at these pictures, I couldn’t help but think back to years past and all the fun we’ve had. Halloween was always one of my favorite holidays, but having children of my own brought that love to a new level, as with many things.

In the early years, when Brandon and Megan were small, and we were still in Canada, we would always gather at my BFF’s for dinner and trick-or-treating. It’s hard to believe that these kids, who are all now in their 20s were ever this small.. and ever this sweet!

Ah yes,  the ninja and princess years – who knew you could have three years of variations on the same costumes!

Bad picture.. super cute kids.

Shay and I marrying began the tradition of our annual Halloween party – a perfect venue to show off Kyla and Bekah’s creativity in choosing costumes every year!

Little Ayden is right up there with his sisters. Halloween is also his favorite time of year – believe me, we’ve been practicing the trick-or-treat call for weeks!

This was one of my favorite years for costumes – thank you, Martha! They both look a little bit sinister as the Bride of Frankenstein and a surreal Spirit.

Last year, we had a rock star, a farmer and a turning-zombie-bride. Such a fun costume to make!

I love hearing about their ideas and helping to bring them to life!

This year, our voodoo doll..

and our peacock..

are sure to make even more memories and we are so glad we’ll be able to share along with them!

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4 Comments

  • Bethany

    How fun! That voodoo doll costume is great, it's pretty creepy! And a very cute peacock 🙂

    October 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Skye

    That peacock looks great!

    October 31, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • Liz

    Just one word for the peacock costume: WOW!!

    November 7, 2013 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Aprilrutherford

    Great costumes, I especially love the peacock.

    November 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply
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