Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!  

Although today is a happy day, I have to pause for a moment to reach out to people who are still suffering after the monster storm.  As I see images repeated on the news, I'm still overwhelmed by the devastation in New Jersey and New York as a result of Sandy.  It's difficult to imagine the loss experienced by so many people.  My thoughts and prayers go out to them at this time.

It was touch and go for a while, but Trick or Treat is still scheduled in our neighborhood and the minnies are excited!  This year, they're going to ask for candy from our neighbors, but plan to help pass out candy to little children at our house for the majority of the night.  

I even got in the Halloween spirit this year and decided to put a costume together.  Here's the final result!

The rebozo is an authentic silk Rebozo de Bolita from Santa Maria in San Luis Potosi.  Oodles of beads and a DIY fruit headband complete my look.  So much fun!

Believe it or not, the minnies have never had matching costumes.  Every Halloween, they would pour over the costume catalogs and try on different costumes.  Halloween was their way of being different.  The costume closet is full of everything from Dorothy Gale, to a pink cowgirl, to a pop star, princess bat (yes, really!) and a myriad of Disney princesses.

This year, the minnies stopped dressing alike every day and some days, they actually seem to miss it.  When I asked them what they wanted to be for Halloween, both answered in unison, "We want to match!"  

So we started our quest!  It's very difficult to find an age appropriate costume for tweens.  After a few frightful visits to the party store to see flimsy, borderline trashy costumes that were made for Tweens, the girls got their inspiration from Dr. Seuss.  So I present to you...Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Plain t-shirts from the craft store are transformed with an iron on decal, J. Crew's Crewcuts tutu offers coverage and can be worn long after Halloween.  The striped tights keep them warm and bedroom slippers are a fun touch!  Thanks to my sweet friend Leesa for finding the fabulous wigs that look great with the J. Crew floral headband.  Easy DIY!

What are you wearing for Halloween this year?  


  1. You look so cute and your girls are adorable!!

  2. Love your costume and your girls are adorable!

  3. I love your costumes! It looks like you had a great Halloween. I ate too many M&Ms and am now suffering through a sugar crash. :(
    The pictures of the trees at your park are amazing! So sad to see so much destruction. It was pretty windy here in Indiana but now it's just cold.

    Take care!



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