Halloween this year was just plain fun. Ruby was a vampire ballerina and Lucy was a ghost, both costumes I fashioned out of a myriad of things. Ruby's inspiration was this book, Vampirina Ballerina, and I made her a headband from craft foam and some items from the craft store. For Lucy, I made her a little white bonnet, cut up a pillow case and sewed a white boa onto it that I got at a thrift shop for one U.S. dollar. Add a little make-up and they were a hit.
Lucy with her best BOO!
Both girls together
Ruby in full make up. She looks about 10 years older.
On Sunday, we did the traditional West Seattle trick or treat day. All of our bestest friends were there and it was really fun. Towards the end of the run, they all started whining for "real food" so we had to make a pit stop for some non-sugary snacks.
Here's part of the crew
And the three of us
On Halloween, the weather cooperated with us and it was neither cold nor windy nor rainy. We got the whole neighborhood gang together plus Uncle Harlan, Auntie Dee and Auntie Kathy to visit the houses in the 'hood. It was delightful. At one point I asked Ruby if she was having fun. "YES!" she replied and shouted, "BEST DAY EVER!" while running to the next house. When we got home, we had some grown up treats (wine) while the kids tore into their candy. Lucy, parked herself on the bean bag chair and ate her Nerds, one by one.
All in all, a successful Halloween. Yay!