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Tuesday, October 30

The Peacock and the Bumblebee: Halloween 2012

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This year I've got one homemade peacock struttin' about, and one store-bought Bumblebee Transformer protecting the world from Decepticons. Both are absolutely delighted with their costumes, and look fabulous. Lucy in particular is literally strutting when she gets that tutu on. She is a born girl, I tell you. And Noah really gets into the persona of Bumblebee-- tough, loyal, and consistent. He makes me smile with his seriousness.

As for the peacock, I got the idea from Pinterest-- a pin that showcased the brilliant tutu idea in this tutorial. I tweaked it a bit for my own purposes, and added a matching headband with one of the felt peacock feathers and some real ones, too. She has on a tunic and leggings from Carters, since my grand plant to RIT-dye a onesie and tights into a brilliant peacock blue color was not working the way I planned... And ya know, I am happy with this alternative. Easy, and she can wear these clothes again. Her socks are Carters, too, and I love the stripey touch they add to her ensemble. Cute all around!

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(Can you stand her sweet face? She was a stinker for 90% of the time I tried to get photos, but at the very end, I tricked her into some real smiles. :))

Noah is pure plastic and polyester brilliance from an impossible-to-pass-up deal on Zulily a few months ago. He hasn't been able to wear this until our Boo at the Zoo night last weekend, but I have promised him that once the festivities are all over, he can wear this whenever he wants. He can't wait.

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(And what is a photo post of a session attempt with my kids without a couple of outtakes? This is Lucy's REAL attitude during her time in front of the camera:)

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Happy Halloween to everyone. Hope you guys stay warm-ish, dry-ish, and get lots of good sweet stuff to eat! Have some candy on my behalf. It's KILLING me to not be able to raid Noah's candy bag whenever I feel like it. Ha!

7 comments:

  1. I think Lucy (via you) stole my idea for a costume...

    Okay, not really. I'm not actually going to dress up for Halloween because I don't really have anyplace to go to show it off. But I AM planning on dressing up Thursday night for the murder mystery the iSchool is putting on for the students. I was thinking of dressing up as Mrs. Peacock (from Clue- the game, not necessarily as portrayed in the movie...). It's obviously different enough that I won't hold any grudges against Lucy for stealing my peacock thunder. :)

    (And, of course, they are both adorable! I love the picture with Noah sticking out his tongue, haha!)

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  2. I love these costumes! Lucy has gotten so big, I haven't stalked your blog in a long time. Love the peacock costume, I saw that idea but figured there was no way I'd be able to do it and you did it perfectly!

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  3. Em, You are sooo talented! I love your costume better than the one on Pinterest. And Lucy and Noah both look as happy as can be! Happy Halloween...Despite no candy.

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  4. Oh my gosh, how cute!!

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  5. These are AH-MAH-ZING! And as I have seen the brilliant results of some very talented Mama's that I know, I can't WAIT to have kids and teach myself to make fabulous and adorable costumes!

    Seriously, I idolize you. But not in a sacrilegious way.(:

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  6. These are AH-MAH-ZING! And as I have seen the brilliant results of some very talented Mama's that I know, I can't WAIT to have kids and teach myself to make fabulous and adorable costumes!

    Seriously, I idolize you. But not in a sacrilegious way.(:

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  7. Oh my word, your little peacock is TOO cute! And what a serious Bumblebee! :)

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