I had waaaay too much fun with their costumes this year. The cutest Little Red and the most handsome Wolf I've ever seen (he's not really that big and bad at heart).
It's pretty cute (and a little sad) that Aspen looks out from her cape - looking around for her brother - and says "I scared. I scared of Big Bad Wolf". We've got to get that on video before they head out trick or treating.
I took them to the Washington Park Arboretum one afternoon and just let them run around in their costumes...and they ended up telling their own little story. We did lose one of Little Red's cookies from her basket during all of the running around and I certainly rewarded them with a visit to the tot lot playground when I was done chasing after them - they are good sports to go along with their silly Mama's schenanigans!
Sawyer's costume was easy - I bought the hat last winter on sale and then just made his paws and tail out of some fleece. Aspen's outfit took a lot more work - I actually made her dress last summer one warm night when I was bored. It was my first attempt at a dress besides the bitty one I made for her when she was teency weency. It turned out alright, but I was glad it was her costume and I decided to keep my baby Gap dress habit rather than make all of her clothes in the future :) A few weeks ago, I found a vintage pattern on ebay and made the cape to top it off.
I am not sure I can keep up these themes for too many more years - inevitably she'll want to be a princess and he'll want to be a superhero one day. And honestly, it is a lot of work! But it is something I have really enjoyed doing for the past couple of years, and I think to reward all of our efforts I may even create a little picture book for them with themselves as their characters - something fun to always remember.
My favorite Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf EVER!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!