A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Monday, October 31, 2011

A Jolly Halloween

Happy Halloween! I hope you all had a fun one. Mine was kind of stressful with quarter end at work. To try and forget about the work stress and think about something happy and because I am a proud Aunt that likes to show off her adorable nieces and nephews, I will keep my tradition going of posting what my nieces and nephews were for Halloween. Oh how I love to see them all dressed up in costume. They are all so cute I can hardly stand it. Love them all to pieces.

First we have Kristy's kids. Theme: Dragon & Princesses. Grant made a VERY cute dragon and the girls are beautiful princesses. Reanne is the Princess from Tangled and Sierra is the princess from Princess and the Frog. I would like to note that Kristy made both Princess costumes. Are they not amazing?!

Next we have Lori's cute family. I love that Lori and Billy dress up with their kids and do themed costumes. This year they dressed up as characters from Pinocchio! Is that not the cutest thing ever? Lori was the Blue Fairy. Billy was Geppetto. William was Pinocchio & Zach was Jiminy Cricket! Love it! I would also like to note that Lori put together these costumes with trips to DI and some sewing. Turned out awesome.

Last we have little Gwen as Alice in Wonderland (from the Tim Burton film). Is she not a doll? This dress is amazing too and of course... Jamie sewed it... without a pattern. That is how she rolls. She is the most talented in our family when it comes to sewing. Asher was Captain Jack Sparrow. Jamie also made his wig. He looks so great.

I love my nieces and nephews. They are the cutest and I just have to show them off. :)

Now to my costume...

A couple of weeks ago I didn't know what I was going to be. My friend Wes and I were talking and he told me he wanted to be Bert from Mary Poppins. So he told me I would make a great Mary Poppins and asked if I would dress up with him. I have never been Mary Poppins before, so I thought that would be fun, so I agreed.

Here are some friends at the party we went to tonight for the Stake. It was a lot of fun.

My friends Chris & Brad cracked me up with their costumes. I HAD to get a picture with them. They are too funny.

We were a little disappointed though, we thought we were being somewhat original with our costume idea, but turns out a couple from our ward had the same idea. I also saw one other Mary Poppins. Sadness. However, we still had lots of people wanting to take our picture and everyone telling us how cute we were and how much they loved our costumes.

This is how our costumes turned out. Not bad for putting it together in the last couple of days. All it took was a trip to WalMart, DI & our closets. Wes found his shirt, shoes, jacket & chimney sweeper at DI. The hat he is wearing is actually mine. I found my hat at WalMart (actually covered a skull with flowers). I bought some red material and my mom made the bow tie and sash. I bought the skirt at DI and I had the tights, shoes. blouse, gloves and purse.  Not too bad huh? I loved it. We love to sing together so we sang a little Jolly Holiday on the way into the party. I had never done a couple costume before (probably because I have only been in a relationship during Halloween once and we didn't match because we didn't plan) so it was really fun to do it. Some people asked me if we were dating, which I figured people would. We had a blast walking around together showing off our costumes and speaking in a British accent. It was a jolly holiday indeed.


Ashley said...

I must say..you make a pretty good Mary Poppins! :) Your costumes turned out super cute! I also loved all of the kiddos costumes, i especially love the picture of the kids where they are acting scared of the dinosaur...so cute haha kids are awesome!

Ashley said...

Ps..if you could just talk to me with a british accent from now on that would be just jolly :) thanks.

Lori said...

Mary Poppins & Bert is a good one. Maybe if you would have gone for the clothes they wear in the chalk drawing (like Billy & I did 2 years ago) You would have looked a little different from the others :) You did an AWESOME job on the costumes- love it!!

Tracy said...

Lori, I actually thought of your costumes first... but because of the last minute planning, this one was easier to put together than yours. I loved yours though. Especially since William was the penguin. :)

jamie hixon said...

You are a FABULOUS Mary Poppins!! You should be MP every year. (I know it would get boring, but it looks good on you.)
I love the princess and dragon idea, those turned out really cute.
And the Edward/Jacob thing... hilarious! I wonder which team won?
PS Asher was Capt. Jack Sparrow. I only made his wig... he looked AWESOME. Pictures soon to come.

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

Everyone looks awesome! Love the pictures!

Lynette Mills said...

This is why Halloween is so fun. Thanks for posting it all

THE LIZARD'S said...

you two look so GOOD! That guy..wes..really looks like the guy from mary poppins movie! you look great too! love the idea!!! so adorable! miss you!