For my Halloween Challenge I had to provide practically all the pictures on my own since you people suck. Hardly anybody sent me anything. Turns out you weren’t blogger enough, now were you? Oh, yeah, you* regaled me with stories about how your kid dressed as a fork – a FORK – for Halloween, only the best worst costume in the world. And how your mom made you be the same thing Every.Single.Freaking.Year. But did you send me pictures? No. What good is that going to do me?
Do you want me to fail? Is that what you want? Well, I won’t. I will survive (imagine musical notes around that so you know to sing it because I don’t know how to insert musical notes). No one can crush my Halloween spirit. NOBODY!
Still, I persevere, and now as promised, here are the results of the Halloween Challenge (which turned out to be a challenge primarily to myself). They are mostly of my kids. You only have yourselves to blame.
But first, I must say I did get a bunch of fantastic pictures from my only real friend in the whole world, someone who’s there for me in my time of need, someone who recognizes the importance of a good Halloween costume, someone who understands the word challenge, Joanne. And Joanne didn’t just send any old pictures. She sent me possibly the best Halloween costumes evah!
Look at this
Joanne gives most of the credit to her incredibly talented husband, John. John, I’m telling you, you are in the wrong business. You need to go into making Halloween costumes full-time. This is crazy.
People, I want you to note the details. On the bus, he’s even got the little stop sign popping out, the license plate that references their son, Benjamin’s school, and a laminated bus driver’s license around Ben’s neck so legally it’s all good. He’s allowed to drive his bus.
On the haunted Victorian castle (oh, this ain’t no regular haunted house), note the paned windows that open, the little scalloped shingled roof and the picket fence. That’s a lot of pickets.
The train is called the Benjamin Express and comes complete with conductor in a red flannel shirt and neckerchief not to mention that it looks like an actual, Amtrak train.
The garden bee is just plain cute with lady bugs crawling up the white picket fence and a little goldfinch perched on top (Joanne was responsible for that one). No detail was overlooked on any of these costumes.
So, yeah, they brought it.
The only other kind person out there to send me pictures was Justin Knight of Writing Pad Dad.
That’s little Justin in 2nd grade. Obviously, a costume his mom forced him to wear. He doesn’t look like a very happy pumpkin, now does he?
As for me, all my costumes are pretty much store bought. I can’t help it. I can’t create legal New York City school buses and haunted Victorian mansions. But I am determined to find the best store-bought costumes out there, like, say, a stuffed chicken suit…
Is that not the cutest thing in the world? This is my all time favorite because it doesn’t get any better than a kid in a chicken suit. The poor kid was like 5 when I forced him into this costume. He was young and naive and didn’t know any better yet so I tricked him into wearing it. I knew it was my last year to get him to wear what I wanted. The next year, sure enough, no more chicken suits. He went as a pirate, and so did The Kid.
A cute pirate though.
The next year he went as a caveman. It really suits his personality. My daughter was a coke vending machine, and that really suits her’s because she’d probably have soda intravenously pumped into her veins if I let her.
You can see even more Halloween costumes in Halloween: The Years in Review. There’s only about four more costumes on that post, but they are four good ones.
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