Well, you know me & Halloween. I have to have EVERYONE in costumes & they all have to MATCH each other. I know this won't last forever because the kids are getting older & are starting to want to choose for themselves, but so long as they are game for a family theme, I'm jumping on it because it's SO MUCH FUN.
This year since we were in the middle of a military move, I thought it might be smart to choose a theme we had done before so I wouldn't have to make so many costumes. So we chose to do
Super Mario Brothers,
a theme we did about 5 years ago when we were stationed at Hill AFB & only had 2 kids. I had already made the Princess Daisy costume for myself & had Trek's Mario costume done as well. I also had a Toadette costume which is what Taya wanted to be. I thought I was SO CLEVER to re-use costumes until I got to UT & figured out NONE of the costumes fit anymore. Oh well, start from scratch I guess.
Trek was able to squeeze into his old costume, but it was a squeeze. I had to pretty much gut mine & take it in. I've apparently lost a lot of weight in 5 years which is odd to me because I feel big right now, but I was able to take in the entire dress (with the help of a dear friend) & got my dress to fit me better. 2 costumes down, 8 more to go.
Here is our entire ensemble before the big Halloween carnival in our Mario Brothers Glory.
I made sure I included all of my very favorite Mario characters:
|Toad is one of my favorite characters. |
He's just SO HAPPY all the time.
|Craiger made an ADORABLE Toad.|
|He kind of had a love/hate relationship with that|
toad hat I made him though!
|I love my BOYS.|
|You can't do Mario Brothers|
& NOT have Luigi!
|Bladen LOVED his Luigi costume,|
including that HUGE mustache.
*Disclaimer: I did NOT make this costume,
I bought it at Walmart to save my own sanity.
|Toadette is another favorite.|
I knew instantly who had to be Toadette.
|Taya became the perfect Toadette as soon as that|
hat went on her head. SO ADORABLE.
|And you can't have Mario without the infamous|
Without her, there wouldn't be anyone to save &
the game would be null & void.
"Help me, Mario!"
|Cadence as Princess Peach|
* I didn't make this one either. I love WALMART.
|One of my favorite characters is Lakitu,|
a lesser known turtle that throws red spiny balls at
Mario & Luigi to block their path. In the later games he is
known to have a fishing pole with
all sorts of things at the end.
|Of course, Lorien was DYING to be the lesser known character|
& her costume proved to be the most difficult.
|But it turned out ADORABLE!|
|We needed some more bad guys in our|
group so we added a Goomba.
|Is my grandma the best sport or what?|
I whipped this easy costume up in 1 hour.
|If you have Mario & Luigi, you're going to|
need a bad version too. So we added Wario to the mix.
|My dad was the cutest Wario ever. (not mean at all)|
|I needed an easy & comfortable costume for my mom|
since she's been so sick & in the hospital.
We opted to make her Shy Guy.
|It was an easy & comfortable costume for her|
so she could relax & be part of the group
without over extending herself.
|And we had to have MARIO of course.|
|Trek is the perfect cutie pie Mario. I LOVE my sweet hubby.|
|I've always loved Princess Daisy's spunk,|
so she completed our little group.
|Yes, that's me. . . wig & all. It was FUN.|
The Church carnival was a blast. They had games & crafts for the kids, a mad scientist lab, soup & chili for dinner, & lots of entertainment. We had a BLAST.
Oh, & Trek & I even came home with the best couple costume award. SO FUN.
So there's the Potter Family Halloween Theme for 2012. What do you think?