Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On Costumes, 2011

the orb
(This is the "glowing orb" we put outside on Halloween Night. Idea found here.)
This was another fun year of costumes. This year was a little different, though. The girls ended up with two different costumes; one for school and one for trick-or-treating. 

The school costumes were based on saints:
Saint Costumes                        St. Elizabeth (holding baby St. John) and St. Mary Magdalene.

The trick-or-treating costumes were based on the current interests of each of the kids:
Hermione, Leia, Obi-Wan
Hermione, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan (or Obi-Juan, as we called him, since his name is John).

These costumes came together fairly quickly and with very little sewing. I plan on writing about that in another post.


  1. Oooh, Claudia, these are great! I was wondering if the girls would trick-or-treat as St. Elizabeth & St. Mary Magdalene or not. I love their cute costumes, all FIVE that you put together! Wow! Also, I am noticing that the more kids you have and the more input they give, the more work the costumes are. I know that should seem obvious, but it doesn't always. ;)

  2. These are adorable :) I'm amazed that you managed to pull off 5 costumes. You = my hero; I couldn't even do one this year.