It’s our favourite time of year! Usually the Scarendorfs go all out with a party and decorations and spooky food, but this year we have toned it right down. We opted not to have a party this year purely because we had lot of other events in the weekends surrounding Halloween, we just couldn’t fit it all in, something had to go.
That, however didn’t stop us from glamming it up to go Trick or Treating with the kids last night! So, we’ll start with the youngest first. Seven year old Graham has latched on to his sister’s Harry Potter obsession, and that was the ONLY thing he wanted to be for Halloween. We had the glasses and wand already here, I borrowed the robe from a friend and got the tie at the second hand shop for $2.00. Easy done. Doesn’t he look great?
Ten year old Emma chose to be a Cheerleader. The skirt was recycled form my old Pirate costume that I made back in University, the t-shirt is mine, and we bought the pom-poms for $10 at a costume shop. Hair ribbons were recycled form her Netball championships.
My husband got into the spirit and suited up in full Zombie attire for his day at the office. (yes, he went to work and saw his full day of patients like this!). The clothes are all his old ones, ripped, torn, stained with “blood” and his face painted. He looked awesome.
Myself, well, this she-devil dress was purchased at a Halloween clearance sale about 6 years ago for $3.00, but I got it home and it didn’t fit me….too small. It sat in the costume box for years and last year I loaned it out to a friend. I nearly threw it out thinking it would never fit me, but with my recent lifestyle change and 21kg (47lb) weight loss, I thought I’d try it on. Low and behold, it fit, and dare I say, it looked good too! (Just to compare, you can check out our Halloween photos from last year HERE)
Just to throw a little Stampin Up in this post, I want to show you a closeup of my face makeup, done with red blush around my eyes and on my cheeks and highlighted with YES INDEED, Dazzling Details in Cherry Cobbler! It dried within a few minutes and peeled off easily when we got home (minus a few eyebrow hairs)
We were not so lucky as to get a complete family shot on my camera, but I’m hoping there is one out there one someone’s camera that I can get my hands on. Here, though are a couple extra shots: