Halloween costumes are a big deal at our house. Each year the kids come up with an idea and then together we figure out how to make it happen. It’s a creative challenge I always look forward to and it almost always involves papier mache, a visit to Goodwill and at least one trip to Home Depot roaming the aisles for things we can re-purpose for parts of the costumes. This year my daughter was a mailbox! It was a lot of fun to put together (who knew Home Depot sells replacement mailbox flags for just $3.49!) Since she wore it all day at school we had to hinge the post so she could sit down.
This was the first year my son didn’t trick-or-treat (ah, they grow up too fast) so there was just one costume to make this time. But here are some photos from past years.