Sunday, November 4, 2012

Oh, Halloween

I could rant for a very long time about everything I dislike about Halloween, but I'm restraining myself. Let's get straight to the photos, shall we?

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For the ward trunk-or-treat, Eli went as Mario and Rylan went as Batman. Rylan's costume was borrowed from a friend, and folks, that is the way to do it.

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Pumpkin-carving has become Michael's domain. This year, Rylan requested a Cars theme.

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Cole attended a birthday on the night of the trunk-or-treat, so this year we had to do trick-or-treat as well. Eli switched to Luigi and Cole took over the Mario costume. This is the first year we've ever done traditional trick-or-treating with the boys, and I discovered that I much prefer it to trunk-or-treating. Seems like the kids should have to work for their candy.

For anyone scouring the internet for a cheap and easy way to make Mario and Luigi costumes:
  • Green and red t-shirts are store bought.
  • Mustaches came from the party store.
  • The "M" on the red hat is white felt with an "M" cut out of it. We couldn't find a green hat anywhere so had to improvise.
  • The bib part of the "overalls" are the butt side of old jeans. The straps are from the leg part of the old jeans. Tuck the bibs into a real pair of jeans and cinch with a belt, and you can't tell that they're not really connected.
  • I sewed the gloves out of an old white t-shirt.
We have now entered the Peters Family Band Season of Insanity. Next Up...Erin's birthday!


  1. Oh man. I don't know that there is anything I dislike about Halloween, except for possibly the fact that I won't let my kids have free reign with candy and that makes them grumpy sometimes. Although, this year we only hit up about 10 houses, so it hasn't been too bad.

    1. I definitely think I'm in the minority on not liking Halloween.


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