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Halloween 2011

>> Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I had grand plans for Halloween this year.  I dreamed of making Toy Story costumes for the whole family.  My dream did not become a reality, but finishing 2 out of 4 is not bad.

Trent of course was Buzz Lightyear.  That costume was very involved with many little pattern pieces to cut out.  At least I got to put my silhouette to good use.

The costume was constructed from a vintage simplicity pattern circa 2000.

For Carter's costume I used the pattern from Trent's first Halloween where he was a lion and adapted it to make an alien.

Of course he did not want to wear the hat.  Oh well, I will remember that for next year.

Tim and I even carved some pumpkins.

Trent had fun trick or treating.  We just went around our own block.

And even Carter got some candy.

I think Trent's favorite part of the evening was handing out candy at our house.  At first he was afraid of some of the scarier costumes but eventually he warmed up and answered every door bell ring.  

Overall it was a great night.  We handed out four Costco sized bags of candy by 8:00 and then turned off our light.  Next year I will miss trick or treating in this neighborhood.


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