'Tis the season for the ghouls and goblins to come knocking at your door for a trick or a treat...
I am from the Dominican Republic so this is not a traditional holiday for us, however, growing up in Jersey, I did take part in some dressing up. One of my favorite costumes was when I dressed as a Gypsy girl with a kerchief on my head, a white fluffy shirt, colorful long skirt and lots of bangles on my wrists. My cousin and I would just dig through her stuff and mine and somehow put my costume together. That was probably more fun than anything else we did that night.
My kids have always enjoyed this time of year, not just because of the candy but because of the creative ways they get to dress up and the pumpkin decorating/carving/painting in which we traditionally take part.
Ms. N wasn't sure what she would be this year, but she did know she wanted to be scary. We found this hooded skull robe in the Halloween box, sprayed her hair free and as you can see threw in some face paint not meant to depict anything in particular...it wasn't until someone at school said "wow she makes a great Zombie" that she turned to me and said "Mom I'm a zombie!" OK we've settled that.
Of course, her pumpkin also had to be scary. She did a great job all on her own. No prize for this scary lady but everyone really liked it and that was enough for her.
Mr. J seen here as Captain America. He really wanted to be a super hero and thank goodness I found this little costume for 1/2 price at a local Rite-Aid Pharmacy. I made the shield out of a Chinet paper plate, paint, and a little white glue glitter for the star. He loved it!!
Mr. J is the happiest boy ever. He did not want a scary pumpkin because he believes everyone should be happy, so here it is... big smile, wide eyes, and simple. Nice Job!!
Just in case Hurricane Sandy comes through on Halloween, at least we know the kids got to wear their costumes. But they are looking forward to parading with their friends through our neighborhood. Should be fun, as always!
Be Safe and Have Fun!