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It’s Like the Song That Never Ends – Dragons and Peanuts Halloween Costumes

Aidan has been singing one song on repeat since last Tuesday (aka Music special at school).

It goes like this….
What will you be?
What will you be?
What will you be on Halloween?

And then someone stands up and sings…
I will be a ____________!
I will be a ____________!
I will be a ____________ on Halloween!

Wash, rinse, and repeat.

He would break the silence of a car ride with the song.
I would hear him from 3 rooms away, while he was playing with the train set, singing.
He sang it every night, in the bath.

He sang the jack-o-lanterns out of that song.

Any moment of silence this house had was filled with that song. To the point that we have all been walking around singing it.

And now I get to share it and have it mean something (for me, in my world)….

 

AUTUMN!

I was originally going to make Autumn Amelia Earhart.

I wanted her to be a woman of strength and independence.

Instead…

Autumn will be Red Riding Hood.
Autumn will be Red Riding Hood.
Autumn will be Red Riding Hood for Halloween!

Yes, I made her a little damsel in distress who gets swallowed by a wolf… I had all the materials needed for the costume. Plus, turns out being a little damsel in distress looks adorable on her….

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LINCOLN!

Lincoln will be a BAT!
Lincoln will be a BAT!
Lincoln will be a BAT for Halloween!

This boy’s costume has changed sooooooo many times.

He was supposed to be Batman, but got his Batman costume fix at our costume party back in September. So he changed it a bunch and then settled on a Scary Monster Bird with Lion and Cheetah Powers.

AWESOME!

I mean it. I was so excited and knew exactly how I was going to make his vision come to life.

And then he changed it again. To a bat.

It was too easy of a costume to make for me to say no.

We went to the store, got him a black long sleeve shirt, sweat pants, and some really awesome bat wing-like fabric.

And then he changed it again to a wolf.

AHHHHH! It would go perfectly with Autumn’s Red Riding Hood.

But, I said no (although I was so ready to purchase some wolf ears and a nose from Amazon). I explained how we bought all the stuff we needed to make his super cool bat costume. And we couldn’t bring it back (truth).

He wasn’t too happy with my answer, but we made a really big deal about him being a bat. And once he put the costume on, he fell in love….

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Lincoln, the bat, with his bat pumpkin.

Last year was all about ghosts…this year it’s bats.

 

He's flying in for a hug.

He’s flying in for a hug.

 

 

AIDAN!

Aidan was dead set on being a Police Officer, which was fine. Except, he wanted one of those big ride on battery operated police cars.

UGH!

During a fun conversation regarding Halloween and costumes, Aunt Em told Aidan the secret to scoring the jackpot on candy.

“You need to be something original, creative. Something no one else is going to be. That’s how you get extra candy”

That’s all Aidan needed to hear.

We spent about 15 minutes thinking and rambling off costumes. Ones that made us think over flowing trick-or-treat bags.

Old man.
Balloon Man.
Washing machine.

Aidan liked the idea of the washing machine, but he wanted to incorporate underwear into the costume. And he wanted them on his head.

Soooo…..

Aidan will be a basket of laundry with underwear on his head!
Aidan will be a basket of laundry with underwear on his head!
Aidan will be a basket of laundry with underwear on his head for Halloween!

BEST. COSTUME. EVER!

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