I love Halloween time. I especially love making costumes for my kids (well, the ones that will let me
One year my middle daughter won first place (a bike) by our local radio station; she went as a potted sunflower.
Another year, I suckered two of my daughters into wearing one of my homemade costumes. One went as Jack-in-the-box and the other went as Puppies for Sale. Which was nothing more than a wicker laundry basket, with a hole cut in the middle, then I used ribbons to "suspender" it from her shoulders. Then we glued stuffed puppies around her in the basket. I found a large stuffed dog with floppy ears and cut them off, put her hair in pigtails then attached the floppy ears to her pigtails. Complete with painted face and a cardboard sign above her head that said puppies for sale. I went lookng for pictures of this, but turns out I dont have digital copies of this and will have to scan some in.
Another year my middle daughter (the most adventurous of them all) went to school as a bag of grapes, which is nothing more than a bunch of purple balloon pinned all over her shirt. I pilfered this idea off the internet and it turned out great for haw simple it was.
Last year my youngest daughter went as an Atom. We got lots of comments on this, and the best part was the hoola hoops lit up!
I'm surprised that no one has started to mention what they want to be this year yet. Which figures. They love to send me in a hustle at the last minute.
I love the vampire costumes - and the toilet. A few years ago, I joked with my kids that I was going to go as a toilet - because I worked at a company that made toilets and plumbing related products