Friday, November 1, 2013

A Jedi & a Wolf Saber? Halloween 2013

We don't usually make Halloween a big deal around here. Just not a holiday we get really into.

I generally let Zachariah choose a trick or treat event to participate in and we do that together. This year our church had trunk-n-treat, so we went to that. 

I really wanted to have the boys costumes coordinate, but time just didn't allow for me to complete Jonah's costume. I did manage to get Zachariah's done just in time. He went as Mace Windu, a jedi from the Star Wars movies. (I think he makes a better Anikan or Luke with that blonde hair!)

So, I really wanted to make Jonah be yoda. We have a little robe/jacket that he fit into from one of Zachariah's toys. But I needed to make a yoda hat. Crocheting one would be no problem, but I had so many other crochet/knitting projects started and didn't get around to making it in time.

So instead of yoda, we used a cute jacket (and shoes) that I got from Crazy 8 and made him a snuggly wolf. I think he pulls this look off pretty well. Plus a cute outfit doubled as a Halloween costume. Since he slept through half of the trunk-n-treating anyway, it wasn't a big deal. 

This is too funny not to share. Zachariah was having fun using a stick as his light saber (seen in photos at the top). When I got photos of the boys together, he was swinging Jonah around (gently) and calling him his "wolf saber". Ha! This kid cracks me up!

For just trunk-n-treating I think he did pretty well. He has more candy that he really needs. But best of all he had a blast, and that's why we did it. 

Halloween night we were supposed to go trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, but all the area trick-or-treats got rescheduled due to back weather. There were storms in the forecast and it was VERY windy. So early in the day all the communities changed the day and time. We'll be trick-or-treating Saturday afternoon. Not quite the same, but it will still be fun.

Since we couldn't go out, I agreed to help Zachariah carve the pumpkins. We stuck with the Star Wars theme here. Our pumpkins are Jabba the Hutt and Darth Maul. It was a lot of work, but I love how they turned out.

How was your Halloween? What did your little pumpkins dress as this year?