Simone’s “Person doing a handstand” for her Halloween costume. Not the easiest costume to sit in…so (as in previous years) she had a couple back-up costumes that she cycled through during the day.
Naomi made many costumes this year but on the morning of Halloween she came up with this one. When we got to school she had me added sprinkles.
Truth is, Naomi wears a costume to Christina Gwin’s Kindergarten class about once a week. She favors the orange astronaut overalls or the man’s business suit or her lumberjack attire but now and then, she finds time in the morning to create a wonder woman or a red and black queen or an all white ice princess.
This year we did our trick or treating in Magnolia so that we could venture into the terrifying alley of darkness. It does not look menacing but it is. There are no bouncy houses. That is a ruse. It is teachers from the Lawton school hiding under cars and rolling out to scare us with what sound like real chain saws. There is a fog machine, creepy sounds and zombie’s jumping out at each turn to grab us and make us scream. We really love this place. It is hard to top even though just a block further is the full on live production of “Triller.”
This is where “thriller” later comes to life with about 12 performers. Naomi made this her first stop. Well…actually..a pile of leaves was her first stop.
Soft piles of beautiful red leaves this year.
Here are a few “in progress” snaps from Simone’s 2012 costume. It went through many iterations…fuffy pink go-go dancer handstand to green cowboy with silver boots handstand.
Here are a few snaps from halloween costumes past. There were three ultra sweet whirling dervish looking creatures with mad scientists and skeletons hidden under their skirts and there was once an elf with curling shoes and there were a trio of pirates holding mermaids.
What should we create next year?