Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Costume Fun!

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This obviously has nothing to do with being in the kitchen, but my boys wanted to share their Halloween costumes. We always make our own costumes and the boys have won 1st place in the Marietta city costume contest for the last several years. My husband can make amazing things out of boxes! I am not very good at sewing, but it seems to be at least good enough for a win. We let the boys pick out what they want and go from there.

Here is this years costumes. They wanted sea life and picked out what they wanted…except for my 1 year old.:)
Costume Fun!
Here is my 7 year old Shark. My husband made this out of boxes and spray paint. The eyes are lids from a Wendy’s frosty cup. It turned out so cool!
Costume Fun!
My 5 year old wanted a octopus. This is the best I could come up with not having a pattern. It almost looks like a half octopus/squid. I used felt material, 2 pillows sewn together, a blue bath mat, pool noodles cut in half, and hangers.

I cut the suction cups off of a blue bath mat to make the tenticles. I used wire hangers to poke through and inside the pool noodles to make it bendable. The hardest part was making it comfortable for him. He ended up loving it!
Costume Fun!

Costume Fun!
Here is my little baby 1 year old Seal. My mother actually made this costume a couple of years ago and I just altered it for him to be able to walk. She did such a great job and he was definitely the hit of the costume contest this year!
Costume Fun!

Costume Fun!
This is terrible lighting, but at least they were all still!
Costume Fun!
These are the costumes from last year. They had a auto theme. They got 1st place in all categories! yay!….
Costume Fun!
My then 6 year old was a gas pump. All made out of boxes and paint. Yeah…my husband is pretty amazing!
Costume Fun!
Here is my then 4 year old as a greaser in a vintage roadster. Again…all from boxes and paint..
Costume Fun!
My little baby oil can. Made from foam and material. I used a party hat with a big straw in the middle and covered that with material.
Costume Fun!
Here are the costumes from 2009. The boys wanted pirates, so we came up with some not so typical pirate costumes! They got 1st place in all categories they were in.
Costume Fun!
Here is my then 5 year old as a pirate in a ship. My husband made this all from boxes, tubes, and paint. I used place mats for the flags and sewed on real dred locks onto a bandana…eww!
Costume Fun!
Here is my then 3 year old as a treasure chest. My husband made this all form boxes and paint. I decorated it by hot glueing on jewlery and plastic coins. I tried to paint his face gold and he is weaing one of those plastic crowns. We also glued sand and sea shells on the bottom…
Costume Fun!
This is from 2008. My then 4 year old wanted to be a robot and my husband made this out of boxes and paint. It even lit up! He won the grand prize!
Costume Fun!
Here is my then 2 year old skunk. My mother made this and I loved it!
Costume Fun!

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Those are SO amazing!! I am in love with the pirate costumes…but they are all incredible. Great job!

Oh these are SO fun! You all make an awesome team ๐Ÿ™‚

Those are all incredible…and adorable! I love how you have a theme every year. Your kids are going to have some great memories growing up with such creative parents!!

You and your husband are both so incredibly talented and creative. I can just imagine how wonderful it is for your boys to grow up in such a fun environment. Each and every one of the costumes is incredible and I can see why they win every year. I am curious as to whether or not the boys make it through 2 hours of trick or treating with their costumes intact.

Wow! Every costume is just amazing! I love that you always do a theme, our family does too.

These costumes are amazing. I can't fathom how he does this out of boxes. Do you have pictures of him making them in the process? You guys are definitely a great team!!

I featured this post today on my blog! ๐Ÿ˜€

All I can say is…WOW…You go girl!!! Those are the best costumes ever!!

I am practically speechless! As a blogger, that shouldn't happen! LOL These are AMAZING… So creative, and I love that they follow a theme! Very cool! ๐Ÿ™‚ Following you from the Blog It Forward Hop! I hope you'll stop by and follow back! Thanks! Through the Eyes of a Tiger

Those are AMAZING!! It's hard to even pick a favorite because they're all so great. You are SO CREATIVE!!

OMGoodness…the costumes are adorable and your family precious! I love the seal and shark! Thanks for stopping by my place too!

What great costumes! I love your themes.

Wow! And I can not say I am surprised… you guys are so creative. With food. With costumes. I love the theme costumes.

Thanks for linking up and sharing over on my mommy meme. I am going to share a link over on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

Amazing!! Adorable and so fun! You're kids are troopers for sporting those around. What fun memories!

oh my gosh! amazing! LOVE the auto set!

cool! my daughter wants to be an octopus too!

Can you please email the steps on the treasure chest. I did one for my classroom but now I’m wearing one as a costume. I really love your costumes. Thanks


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