Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Handmade Halloween (Throwing It Together)

I am not a Halloween person.  But I married into a full-fledged trick-or-treat loving spooky haunted festive family.  I am also not one to be out done. Over the years I've pulled out quite the creativity to make sure we represent well at the fright night gathering.  And now I'm kind of addicted to thinking up themed costumes for us to all where together.  Keeping a tiny budget in mind, and having no shame in using a hot-glue gun,  our Halloween costumes almost always come from a combination of the thrift store  or back of someone's closet. Here are a few of my favorites...

2007-Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee' Pea.
We raided the Army Navy Surplus store for the Popeye costume,
and Grandma's closet for the collar.
Don't forget a pair of big floppy boots for Olive Oyl!
2008-A Penguin Family
The Penguin from Batman fame,
An adorable little baby penguin,
Chilly Willy
2009-BLT's
2010-Dr. Seuss's Star-Bellied Sneetches
and Sylvester McMonkey McBean
(This one is my #1 favorite!)
2013-Circus Family
Strong Man, Ringmaster, Stunt Man,
elephant, tiger, and lion in a circus wagon

Which one of these is your favorite?

23 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My favorite is totally the Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee' Pea!!! SO cute and creative!!

Daisy B said...

The penguin family is my favorite! What a fun idea.

Growing Up Madison said...

Awww what a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Love all the costumes. Can't wait to see what you're doing this year.

Melanie Scout said...

It's hard to choose a favorite. I love penguins...but I think Popeye wins! Great job on all of them.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Oh my goodness, you did so good with all of those costumes! Super creative! I miss when we all used to dress up in a common theme for everyone in the family.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You guys are just so fun! If you MAKE me pick a favorite, I will go with Popeye!

Jennifer Williams said...

Those are so cute, I absolutely love the Popeye one. We do not really do Halloween, our youngest gets dressed up and goes to a couple houses but that is it.

Justin Race said...

I think my favorite is Popeye, Olive Oyl and Sweet Pea, but they are all cute!

Pam said...

Oh, I love them all! If I had to pick I would go with Popeye and Olive Oyl and of course Sweet Pea! It looks like your family really has a festive time. Memories you will keep forever.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Hahaha... Love the popeye and olive oyl. I think I grew up with those two cartoons.

Karen Hewitt said...

My husband would pick the penguins straight away but I loved the circus family

GeorgiaBeckman said...

You are so creative! Popeye is my favorite. You got that one spot on!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

Very creative! I love that you celebrate it together, with matching costumes and everything :)

MELISASource said...

Every single outfit is cute! I must admit that I love the Popeye and Olive Oil one the most!

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love them all but Popeye and Olive Oil was adorable!

Kay Adeola said...

They are all great but the circus family is my favorite.

kristenione said...

Oh my gosh how creative! So much fun that you all dress up together! I love Popeye Olive Oyl and Swee Pea the best, followed by the BLT hahaha.

Dawn Bedingfield said...

Those are great family costumes! The Popeye family is my favorite.

Theresa said...

Awww, I am loving it! What a fun family you have. I think I like Popeye the best though :)

Amanda McMahon said...

what a nice variety of photos and costumes. Happy Halloween!

Patricia Woolverton said...

They are all so cute but my favorite is the Popeye one for sure!!!

Guavalicious said...

The Star Bellied Sneetches is my fave! You are super creative!

Mel Cole said...

You guys are so cool! WTG on your homemade costumes!