Halloween 2012 – Corduroy and Lobster/Black Cat

As a kid, my mom always helped us come up with creative costumes. Sometimes it required buying some of the parts, she usually made others. I had a slew of not off the shelf costumes: Felicity Merriman, Madeline, a yellow M &M…the list goes on and on. Of course, back in the 80s, it’s not like Old Navy sold cute, soft cuddly, and warm costumes either…which we opted for last year. But if I have the time, I like to put a little bit of creativity into Halloween – even if it just means augmenting a store bought costume.
We started talking about Halloween in June with Thomas.  Mr. B and Thomas were both voting for T to dress as Rickie Fowler…which I was fine with, but not in love with, and I figure we might hold off until Thomas at least has more hair before that costume will really work. 
So I said to T one day, “Thomas, what do you want to be for Halloween? You can be Rickie Fowler. You could also be Corduroy. Or Duck or Goose, or…” His eyes lit up and he immediately chose his A Number 1 Buddy, Corduroy. 
The hunt was on for how to make a bear costume when I found a thick, warm one at Target and scooped it up. Then I bought 2 yards of green corduroy fabric, two yellow buttons and a quarter of purple fabric and wha-la….corduroys for Corduroy. For the most part people recognized him as Corduroy.
Nell had two costumes…the lobster that Thomas was two years ago and a black cat. She changed into the black cat for trick or treating because it fit in the Moby far more easily. 
I made it home for Halloween. It took some creativity because otherwise we’d be in New York until at least tomorrow if not Saturday or Sunday. But I was home and loved hanging with my kiddos and Mr. B! Thomas was totally into trick or treating…”I ring doorbells and get some candies!”, and even helped Mr. B hand out candy long after his bedtime when we returned from our own trick or treating.
Hope you all had Happy Halloweens.
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  1. Glad you made it home for some Halloween fun

  2. Love the costumes. Avery wore the same bear costume that I bought at target last night along with some last minute Halloween candy.

  3. Aww I love em both! I love that you changed up a store-bought costume too. I sorta did the same thing. I found an old school (like early 80’s) felt clown one piece outfit with footies at Goodwill. I lopped off the bottom half and the top became Gabe’s jockey shirt.

    Anyway, I can’t wait to see Nell before she gets any bigger! Well duh, and Thomas too 🙂 And you. And B.

  4. Your family is adorable. LOVE the Corduroy costume! So glad you were able to make it home to join in the festivities with your kiddos.

  5. I’m totally obsessing over the Courdoroy costume. That is one of my favorite characters. Such a cute job you did. And of course the black cat is adorbs.

    Also had to tell you thanks for the My Life re. That is an awesome tool.

  6. Recommendation, I mean.

  7. So cute. And I love the handmade aspect. Nell is rocking the costume change.

  8. Aww… I love both of their costumes!