01 November 2007

make believe

Wednesday night we attended a costumed fall party at the church, which meant old-fashioned games, cupcakes, steamy cider, s'mores, crafts, and lots of candy.

The original plan was to assemble costumes from items about the house: dress-up scarves and cardboard and belts and pans and sheets and whatnot. The boys were lukewarm on this idea, and kept asking things like, "But how am I going to look like Obi-Wan if you only sew together some sheets?" And I kept replying things like, "Well, see, the idea here is that you will make most of your costume. That's half the fun."

They remained largely unconvinced. Elle's mantra: "I will be a princess with a hat." So there we were.

Luckily for them, a dear friend donated a bunch of outgrown costumes our way, and the fellows had their pick of heroic identities. Em was a Power Ranger, Zee Batman, and Bee started as a Storm Trooper, but later switched out to last year's trusty ninja get-up.

And then there was Elle. See, I stopped in at the local fabric store over the weekend, just to get some elastic, mind you, and I was assaulted by shimmery stuff adorned with gold and pink stars that cried Princess Fabric! and was 50% off. I didn't stand a chance.


So Miss Elle was a Princess with a Hat.





And her brothers were fierce warriors who relished staged swordfights for the camera. (Except for Batman, who was booked up fighting crime and could not spare a picture. He was really cute though.)(Don't tell him I said that. "I'm a super-hero, Mom, I'm not cute!")





















We mustn't be late for the ball.





Do tell those bodyguards to stop all that sword nonsense and get a move on it.




And they lived happily ever after, what with the seven pounds of candy and all.

15 comments:

Erin said...

That is the prettiest princess costume ever! All of the costumes are FAB!!!! What a blessing someone gave them to you!

kris said...

I love it! The boys look very fierce and Elle's costume is wonderful!

Kimberly said...

Those costumes are amazing!

Guilty Secret said...

Aw, they are adorable! That penultimate picture was just too cute!

~love said...

my favorite blog costumes of the season! =)
a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

Tayasmama said...

Oh those warriors are mad fierce! And seriously, that is the best princess ever! How perfect is that fabric??? She so cute :)

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Loving, in entirety, the bubble princess skirt - sweet sweet. And aren't swords grand?
Sarah

Melissa said...

You are the most amazing seamstress! I am super impressed!! The kids all look fanastic!

Tonya said...

Elle's costume couldn't be more perfect. I love it! Great jon and love the storyline here...you document their lives so well...

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

hee hee - the costumes turned out great and the pictures are simply art once again! *sigh* Just love your photos.

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Momo Fali said...

Adorable!

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

hee hee - the costumes turned out great and the pictures are simply art once again! *sigh* Just love your photos.

I've tagged ya if you want to play. Check out my blog!

~love said...

my favorite blog costumes of the season! =)
a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

Tayasmama said...

Oh those warriors are mad fierce! And seriously, that is the best princess ever! How perfect is that fabric??? She so cute :)

stinkypeteandcompany said...

Loving, in entirety, the bubble princess skirt - sweet sweet. And aren't swords grand?
Sarah