in pictures . monsters and spiders and ghosts oh my [halloween 2014]

1 Nov

having children has quickly made halloween one of my favourite times of year. any excuse for a celebration is a good one for me. one that includes crafting and sugar, even better.

if this post isn’t huge enough for you (ha!), you can see iphone photos on instagram (#monstersandspidersandghostsohmy). (thank goodness for the one photo of oscar with his “fire” in on ig because he boycotted it the rest of the week.)

costume prep was a little less stressful this year as most of the kids’ costumes (cupid, scuba diver, dragon and hot air balloon) were ones i had designed for my costume feature in better homes and gardens, the jet pack was a hand me down from a couple of years ago, and the spaceman was lila’s old ballerina robot costume with some modifications! (it was so fun to reimagine that one for cole this year.)

lila already has a few costume ideas up her sleeve for next year — i can’t wait!

spooky print is a digital download from hello tosha designs.
tutorials for the bhg costumes are available until november 3 here.

14 Responses to “in pictures . monsters and spiders and ghosts oh my [halloween 2014]”

  1. Yvonne November 1 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    Andrea, do you ever sleep?? Seriously, how do you do it??! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sharen November 1 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    Super impressive!! Also, how did Cole do walking in those flippers?!!

  3. amanda November 1 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Love it. Love it all.

  4. Andrea November 1 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    awesome! but the bug costume link doesn’t work!

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  5. Nani November 2 2014 at 4:25 am #

    i seriously love your holiday posts every year. there is so much awesome and you guys are so creative!

  6. Casey November 2 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I LOVE your costumes! That space cadet is just amazing. How did he do walking around in it? I made a cardboard rubbish truck for my 4 yr old but it lasted one house since he couldn’t run in it.

  7. Jennifer Conley November 2 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Amazingly wonderful images and crafting!!!!

  8. Erika November 3 2014 at 11:30 am #

    So amazing! LOVE the costumes – but seriously, how do you have the time?! haha The link to the costumes isn’t work, btw.

  9. Amanda November 4 2014 at 9:19 am #

    I love it! When you posted about your costume spread in BHG I went out and bought it and we ended up doing the hot air balloon pilot for my 5 year old. Seriously the cutest costume ever! Now to start planning for next year ;-)

  10. Cynthia November 4 2014 at 11:37 am #

    Awesome as usual!!! How did you make that 3d skeleton head???

  11. Pat November 4 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Amazingly cute!

  12. lauren November 5 2014 at 8:43 am #

    I look forward to your Halloween post all year. As usual, it’s better than ever. <3

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