A few weeks ago my friend Katherine called and confessed, "I just sold my soul to the Devil...."
We were at TJ Maxx and they had these really cool princess/renaissance/gown dresses and they were really beautiful! For only $30! And I caved."
"Oh man. I need to cave too."
This year we did a storebought Halloween!
And everyone seems happy.
And I'm not saying I'm swearing off homemade costumes forever. It really is rewarding to see a unique creation come together. And I'm so happy to have previous posts to remember the kids throughout the years:
2009: Sam I Am and Cat in the Hat
2010: Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter
2011: Austin Bats
2012: Indecisive Princess and Mace Windu
But you just can't do everything. And at the moment, the new home project, and the current home project (prepping it to sell) have taken over my life. So I swung by TJ Maxx and came home with this pretty purple gown for Lucy. She had mentioned at one point wanting to be Padme from Star Wars (Queen Amidala) or Rose Petal (a childhood toy I recently shared with her). So I told her that if she really wanted me to make her a costume, I still would....but that she should just take a look at this purple dress and tell me what she thinks....
(we know the various wardrobe changes for Natalie Portman? Definitely gone to the dark side)
SO....Mom did good. Lucy is Padme afterall, just as she had planned.
"What do you want to be this year?"
"Okay. But which version?! Tatooine Luke? Or Jedi Luke?"
(Cause we know he's got last year's moves down pretty well)
"It's easy. We have everything!"
And here's what he put together:
capes I made for the kids two years ago!
It was the perfect piece for a pensive Luke, contemplating the task before him....to fight his own father.
Honorable Luke and Happy Padme.
I'd say they're going as Buttercup and Wesley. Cause it wasn't long before this was happening....
There are the best of friends.
(Oh and yes, I have one more child. And I really took the easy route there....she's dressing up as a 20 month old Toddler! Sorry Clara. We'll dress you up next year)