Thursday, October 25

Blast from the Past: Halloween 2011

He guys! This is the last time I'll recall a past Halloween in a 'blast from the past' post, simply because this post is about last year! Thanks for following along with me as I look back and giggle at some of the funny things we've done for Halloween. If this is the first blast from the past post you're reading, you're not missing much:) However I have links to our Halloween 2008, 2009, and 2010 at the bottom of this post:) Here's the final installment:
Cowboys & Indians
~ We were going for a whole different family costume all year long, then switched about a week before Halloween night due to major wardrobe malfunctions on all parts. was exciting! 
~ Both girls needed to be carried most of the time, and so had to stick with the family costume theme. Them's the rules baby:) Sophie with me, and Ellie with Martin.

~ We went to several friends, family and church Halloween parties last year, and either people didn't recognize me, or they were very sweet and complimentary.
- We going for the more sophisticated old west approach with him I think, like a Sherrif? and were able to put his whole costume together with things he already owned for the most part. - The shirt was just an old cuff-link shirt we cut the collar off of, and the pants, boots, shotgun, and vest were already hanging around. 

- The bullet belt came cheap from a costume store, and the pocket-watch came from yours truly! Grow out your beard a bit honey, and there you have it! Turned out well I think:)
- I pretty much died and went to heaven with this headdress. Been sort of a lifelong pursuit to own one, and so once it came in the mail (from the internet), I tried to make a simple little dress to go along with it. Add a lil shaggy fringe and some turquise beading, and I'm all set! 
-  The shoes are just some favorites I wear all summer pretty much, the wig was actually a gypsy wig that I braided, and the arm band came from the same costume shop.

- Once decided that she would be partner to Martin for the night, it was determined that she'd be a cowgirl! I decided right off that I wanted to make her a modern gingham ruffle dress, and the eyelet lace was a lucky find in my stash.
- The boots were also a lucky find for the cheap locally, and the gun and hat also came from a costume shop. The pink petticoat and fuzzy tights were already in her closet:)
- Sophie's costume, while I wouldn't go as far as to call it an after-thought, was something along those lines. At least I put it together in about 13.5 minutes.
- The dress was made with jersey from my fabric stash, the headband I put together with jersey and a little elastic (feathers were found and bleach cleaned before use:)), and the tights and boots were just hangin around the house.
There ya have it! Just your typical cowboy and indian family! Dispite the simpleness of our outfits, I had more fun and was more proud of those costumes then I have ever been. Thanks again to Martin for being a sport and dressing up with me every single year! I may have to bring that headdress out of of storage and play with it a bit. Its just too amazing to leave neglected for so long.haha 

What were you for Halloween last year?? Take care all you lovely people!
xoxo, Emily

Click to see our Halloween 2008, 2009, and 2010!

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  1. I just love these photos! Your family is so lucky to have a crafty, creative mama like you!

    P.S. So happy to be sponsoring you for the next 30 days :)

  2. Oh my goodness, you guys are SO cute! Those are wonderful costumes, great job!


  3. LOVE these costumes!!!!!! you guys look fantastic!!..and the babies...adorable♥

  4. Aw! How cute are your girls!? Gotta' love some pink gingham. :D

  5. I love it! That headdress is to die for! Last year I was Jean from X-Men by far my favorite costume I made.
    My husband, again the minimalist, was a Leaf Blower (attached a leaf to his hat and he would blow on it when people asked him what he was)

  6. Best family costume ever! You guys all look so awesome! Love the family pictures also (:

  7. I love the idea!!! Extremely clever! Everyone looked great :)

    -Ash P

  8. Love your outfits!!!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

  9. Simpleness?! These are amazing!! LOVE this! My sister and her family are doing cowboys and indians this year! :D YOur headdress... wow!

  10. So far out of the halloween's you've showcases this is my favorite. I can't wait to do this one day with my family! :) email coming soon promise

  11. How cute are you guys?! I hope to have just as adorable family pictures one day.

  12. I just came across this post, and I have to say you guys look so cute! -Hanna Marie