So, after much deliberation, we did a Pirate theme again!
It was Big Brother’s choice–either an animal or a pirate. He went back and forth between a jaguar and pirate for weeks–even suggesting a “jaguar-pirate”, but eventually, the pirate won out. After all, pirates get to carry swords! So, Little Brother donned the homemade parrot costume made 3 years earlier…
Aarrrrrr, mateys! I LOVE this picture of him!
The pirate costume was SO easy to make! Just cut up a pair of old “comfy” black pants (with a perfect knee hole in the them already), cut the sleeves on a white shirt, made an almost no-sew pirate vest (we just had to sew little 2-inch shoulder seams), and got a cut of some awesome red fabric perfect for a sash! Then, I used the left overs to decorate a matching trick or treat bag for him.Here’s a few “up-close” shots of the costumes:
We kicked off the night by heading to a different neighborhood where one of the houses constructs a GIANT pirate ship every year! Seriously it’s one of the coolest Halloween DIY things I’ve ever seen. It’s their WHOLE front yard/driveway/walkway, complete with firing cannons (shooting smoke), fog, lights, music–the works! Totally amazing! Then, we headed back to our neighborhood where the boys had a blast trick or treating! The highlight in our neighborhood is a cul-de-sac that goes all-out, especially when it comes to pumpkin carving! Seriously, look at these!! We especially like the pirate-themed carvings! It was a great night and we had a blast watching our little pirate & his little parrot! Hope you had a fun night as well!
What did your kiddos/family dress up as?!