This post is dedicated to Marisa who LOVES Halloween :)
Halloween has rolled around again and it seems the holiday is gaining momentum in Australia. The retail industry is seeing growth in the sale of Halloween merchandise each year and groups of children are seen wandering the neighbourhood in costumes. I didn't think I would be introducing my children to this celebration just yet...but my sister-in-law Grace is always up for fun - and she decided she would take some nieces and nephews trick or treating (crazy woman! Grace, if you're reading this, I'm only joking! Gotta love your enthusiasm!)
Trying to explain the concept of Halloween to an almost 3 year old and a recently turned 4 year old got me into all sorts of strife...good lollies, bad lollies, good people, bad people, why would people want to take them ... "why?" was asked a lot... and in the end we just settled for the simple explanation- which is why Daniel told my Dad he was going to knock on people's doors to get lollies :) I had to stress that we only did this sort of thing today and only ever with an adult he knows!
So now onto costumes. Unlike Marisa, and other enthusiastic crafty people, I did not sew the boys' costumes...heck, I barely bought them something to wear! I looked at some masks but they looked too scary and I didn't think my boys would be comfortable wearing them. In the end I got them simple trick or treat T-shirts that came with glow in the dark skeletons (mind you, I was stooged - they didn't glow in the dark or anywhere for that matter!) and thought we could then draw something simple on their faces.
Sounds easy enough. But not so straightforward with Thomas around. Daniel quite happily got a big spider drawn on his face with eyeliner...if you look quickly and squint a little it does look like a spider :) I think his nostrils look like the eyes of the spider. Can you see it? My sister was the artist.
We added a scar for good measure...
And not to leave Samuel out, thought I would post photos of this very cute outfit, inspired by Halloween (note the bats on the top)! Too cute!