HOORAY!!!!!! I'm done with this years Halloween costumes! I love that I can make cute things for my kids to wear. Even if I do mutter under my breath the whole time I'm making them! Emily this year wanted to be a witch. We did look around a bit at the stores with no luck. Everything for her size was either too Gothic looking or sexy. So we went about designing our own. We had lots of fun looking at all the pattern possibilities and even more fun looking for fabric. My favorite part of the costume are the boots (but then I've really been into shoes lately). I think she is the cutest witch I've ever seen. Katie went back and forth between being a care bear and a kitty cat. Thank goodness she finally chose the cat. I would not have been real jazzed about making a care bear. (Dave thinks that the kitty cat costume looks like a bear. So I guess I would have just had to add a tummy symbol) Kate wanted to be a nice black cat named moonlight. We found only two options for the costume. Either tights and a leotard and then she would have been frozen solid by the third house or the whole jumpsuit thing. I decided to leave out making a hood so we could all see her cute little face a little bit better. She picked the heaviest faux fur available. The little stinker!!!!! I had been dreading starting the outfit for weeks. Every time I saw the fabric sitting in the corner of my room it made me cringe. I'm glad to say that all went well...that is if you don't count that I cut out the entire pattern upside down. Now in order for us to pet her and have her fur lie straight and smooth she has to stand on her head. Nice one. She can't tell though and there was no way I was going to go out and buy new fabric ($$$$$$$) and then start all over again cutting. (I filled an entire trash bag full of fuzz from cutting it out the first time). My girls are sure to get the candy all the neighbors are holding in reserve for the cutest trick-or-treaters!!!!! Kate is already practicing. She comes up to me and knocks in the air. I have to pretend to open the door and she says trick or treat holding out an invisible bag. TOO CUTE! I totally cheated on Chase's costume this year. He will be Harry Potter. He has the hair part covered let me tell ya. I'm still looking for a black or charcoal grey sweater vest if anyone knows where I can find one speak up.