|Little Sis made the Jack Skellington pumpkin!|
Tonight, we will trick-or-treat, then head to the Torchlight Tour at the historical museum. (Exploring the museum with flashlights is fun!) The girls couldn't wear their costumes to school this year, and we weren't able to attend some of our favorite Halloween events around town this year, so I took each girl out for a photo shoot in their costumes this week.
Little Sis, who turns seven tomorrow, opted to be her hero, Amelia Earhart.
She already had the hat and scarf. I ordered the jacket from Burlington Coat Factory. It's nice and warm, which is wonderful. After hovering in the 90s last weekend, today's temperature has plummeted. The high will be 50 degrees, and it's supposed to get down into the 20s tonight! Crazy Kansas weather!
I did make the airplane. I eyeballed the pictures on this lovely blog, and to some extent, this one, too. We spray-painted it red to match the red Lockheed Vega 5B that Amelia flew in her solo trip across the Atlantic. I even wrote the numbers on the wings! Then we used aluminum foil to recreate the metal parts.
Her teacher loaned her this book that day! [It was also the same day this news story was released. A big thank you to all my friends who sent me that link, knowing my little Amelia fan would be interested!]
Big Sis came up with the idea that she would be Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red is her favorite character in Into the Woods, and she loves the look of a red cape. She didn't want to be just any Little Red Riding Hood, though. Perhaps taking a cue from Once Upon A Time (we're finally on Season 4!), in attitude if not in plot device, she wanted her Little Red to be a lot tougher. Enter Little Red Riding Hood, Wolf Hunter! She's out to defend herself and any other children (or little pigs) from Big Bad Wolves everywhere!
I did order her cape online, and I wound up springing for a new toy bow and arrow set, as the arrows in her old toy set were all broken. The rest of the costume came from pieces we had at home. The bow bag was made by a friend of ours for her daughter's Brave birthday party a couple years ago.
We took her photos in the beautiful, historic Maple Grove Cemetery.
EDIT: Please check out the awesome 2014 Halloween costumes at A Mighty Girl. You might even see some familiar faces...
A wonderful Halloween to all who celebrate it! Otherwise, a very Merry Weekend, Happy Reading! to you!
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