Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Costumes

My mom is amazing!!  She made 4 halloween costumes this year.  (And she's done this every year since Emma's 1st Halloween 10 years ago.)  One day, she'll decided she has too many grandkids and stop making them - but until she gets to that point, I enjoy her mad sewing skills and am grateful for them.  I'm going to try and round up pictures of all the costumes she's made for a future post so you can see her skills too!

This year, she made a Pirate

a Raggedy Ann

a Witch

and a Mermaid  (the costume wasn't "meant" to be able to wear the tail like this, but she figured out how to do it on her own)

The tail was actually hooked to a loop that she wore on her wrist so she could walk around.  Best mermaid tail I've ever seen!

And, she made this Lion costume 10 years ago; the grandkids wear it on their 1st Halloween.  This year, was tricky though - we had 2 babies who had their 1st Halloween this year, so we tossed a coin :) and it went to Max - my baby girl was Raggedy Ann this year, but we still put her in the costume for a picture so we can say she wore it.

Here's Max as the Lion - and not too happy about the headpiece.

And here was Emeree a couple weeks before since we had to mail the costume for Max


  1. Raggedy Ann is so cute! And that mermaid costume - WOW! You have one talented Momma!

  2. I love this too... My mom does the same thing for our family and has for the last 14 years. She made 6 this year...Statue of Liberty, 2 chefs, Indiana Jones, safari guide and a spider. I admire my mom's sewing skills as well, and have saved every costume because I don't have the heart to get rid of any. My kids look forward to "ordering" their costume every year from "grandma's shop."

    Heather in Santa Claus, IN