Growing Out On A Limb

Happy Halloween!


Gone are the days of Halloween frat parties and adult-themed costumes.  These days Halloweens are all about making costumes for my handsome little boys and a bit of trick or treating.

This year’s costumes started with Oliver watching Toy Story (again and again).  He liked the idea of a Woody costume so Mr. Potato head seemed appropriate for Emery (especially since a Bullseye costume seemed too difficult and a Jesse costume seemed inappropriate).

And what a cute potato head he makes, don’t you think?  I want to take a bite right out of him!

The costume was made largely from an old robe I found at a second hand shop.  The other pieces were appliqued on and the ears stuffed and sewn into the seams.  The bowler hat adds the perfect touch!

Woody was a little harder than I anticipated, mostly because the yellow shirt was hard to find.  I ended up with a ladies small shirt, resized it, and drew the lines on with a marker.  The vest started out as a little girl’s dress that was cut down and resized as well, with cow spots appliqued on.  Neither of them were quite right (because I’ve never resized clothing before) but they did the trick.  The “boots” are basically leg warmers that just slipped onto his pant legs and were basted on.  

What a cute little cowboy butt!

We had the hardest time getting Oliver to wear his hat.  He loved it in theory but refused almost entirely to put it on his head.  That is, until Papa came home and put on his own.  Papa loves cowboys but I think this this one has a special place in his heart!
We trick or treat’ed to a few houses, a few close friends and family.  Oliver liked saying, “Twick oh Tweat!” and was very good at Thank Yous.  He seemed to forget about the candy as soon as it went into his bag but I’m sure he’ll appreciate the reminder tomorrow.


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

3 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

  1. CUTE! (that’s all) 🙂

  2. What a great Mama to make those adorable costumes! You are so talented. Toy Story never looked so good (did you cry in 3?)

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