Those of you who actually come up with the original ideas that eventually become the pins that lazy people like me are pinning on Pinterest....you have legitimate super powers, my friend.
As for me, I try to work as little as possible at creating an outfit that my kid is only going to wear for twenty minutes while he walks down our cul-de-sac begging for candy before he inevitably decides he's too tired, too hot, too cold, his belly hurts, his hair hurts, or he peed himself and in a blink all that hard work is for naught.
To me - Halloween costumes are like prom dresses for kids. I really don't want to put in a ton of time, effort, or money, but they still need to be adorable because the cuter the kid, the more candy for me.
Case in point - The Amazing Spiderman.
|Isaiah - 2010|
My neighbor was kind enough to let me borrow her son's Spiderman Easter basket to complete the costume and my boy rocked that Webslinger look.
The cheeks! The eyes!!! The sucker!!
Yes, that is a police car in the background. No, there was no illegal activity taking place at the Trunk or Treat event at the local church where we were collecting candy. They were there handing out glow sticks, stickers, and some super cute police-themed trading cards.
And making sure the pastor kept himself in line. That guy is crazy. (Miss you Rob!!)
Fast forward a year and Spiderman made his triumphant return.
|Isaiah and Micah - 2011|
Have mercy, son.
Let's turn the page on another year, shall we?
|Micah - 2012|
|Thomas - 2013|
I'm hoping for a whole bunch of Reeces Peanut Butter Cups and Almond Joys, myself.