Halloween Dress-Up: Aloha Friday Follow

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From Kailani at An Island Life:
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So on Fridays let’s take it easy on posting, too. Ask a simple question…nothing that requires a lengthy response. It’s a great way to make new blogging friends!

Let’s get right to it!  My question for you this week is:

Do you or your kids dress up for ?  And if so, what are you/they dressing up as this year?

It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is just 30 days away!  Since visiting my sister and her boys over the summer (they’re 20 and 18), Princess Nagger was introduced to the Legend of Zelda games by her cousins, and was hooked.  So I had to buy a couple of them so she could play them here at home (or rather, so I could play for her while she watched and cheered me on).

Since we couldn’t find any decent dinosaur (which I was actually relieved about, she’s still my little Princess!) she decided she would like to dress up as Princess Zelda.  Which means my work is cut out for me the next 30 days trying to make a costume to do it justice.  But I don’t mind – it will be much easier to make than a dinosaur costume!

When I lived in Seattle (and before kids) I used to go to Halloween parties where everyone would dress up.  One year I made a Red Riding Hood costume with a cool velvet full cape and hood, carrying a picnic basket with a stuffed wolf.   Another year I made a Judy Jetson costume by following the drawings of the cartoon – including the triangular collar and peplum skirt.  The only part I couldn’t get ‘right’ was figuring out how to make my pony-tail flip up and over since my hair was too long and heavy to do that, so I just went with a regular pony tail. Now we pretty much just focus on Princess Nagger’s fun and costumes – it’s more fun!

How about you?  Did you/do you dress up for Halloween?  What characters did you go as?  How about your kids?  Do they dress up, and what are their plans for this year?

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I’m playing along with Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View I’m going to make an effort this week!  The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow.  be sure to leave a link when you follow so I can follow you back!  Have a great weekend!

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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45 thoughts on “Halloween Dress-Up: Aloha Friday Follow

  1. Pingback: Halloween Dress-Up: Aloha Friday Follow Stacy Uncorked

  2. My kids are all too old to dress up any longer, although when my older kids were small, my ex would make them costumes, and some of them were pretty good. One year make Oldest Son a Rocketeer costume; the helmet was made from an old plastic tupperware bowl. The kid won first prize in a costume contest for the Dallas Times Herald for that one. One year he made Oldest Son an Alien costume – the head was made from a 3-liter soda bottle, and he glued little silver fangs to the end of a noisemaker for the extra teeth that shot out. It was great.

    He was a lousy husband, but the man had imagination.

  3. One year I dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein. Scared the crap out of the kids that came to our door. Sigh….I miss those days.

  4. My kids do dress up, and usually we do too. We were going to do pebbles and bamm bamm for the kids, but their outfits are too big. SO, we’re back to square one.

  5. My kids dress up. I always say I will but never do. 🙁 I would love to make my boys something, but needle and thread are not my strong point. We’ll trek to the local discount store and let them choose something.

  6. We are all dressing up this year. We are seasonal campers and this weekend is “Haunted Hayride” 3 other families and mine are decorating an empty site adjacent to us turning it into a Zombie filled cemetery. Our theme is “Thriller” and I am sooooo excited!

  7. They do dress up and I have no idea what they are going to be this year.. Ive been busy with planning my sons birthday party..

  8. When I was teaching I would dress up. Now I may wear Halloween socks, shirt and earrings. My little guy is going to be Tigger (recycled costume from big brother). Still need to see if my oldest can be Luigi again this year. He was sick last year (H1N1) and did not go to the party, so hoping it will work again.

  9. Still deciding on our Halloween costumes over here! I’m considering having a little Halloween party for my daughter and her friends at our home daycare. I am now following from the blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and say hello some time 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

    Kristin
    Born 2 Be Mom

  10. I’m really excited about my daughter’s costume this year, because I got a free “Dorothy” from Wizard of Oz costume! I’m not sure what my son is going as – he is 14 now and may even decide not to go this yr.

    The last time I dressed up was probably close to 20 yrs ago. I had a “Convict” costume I wore to a couple of parties.

  11. I don’t dress up but my kids do. I’m not sure what the youngest is going to be this year as we’ve been focused on finding a homecoming dress for this weekend and haven’t had any time to think about Halloween yet. I don’t think the eldest decided yet either. We buy our costumes as I can’t sew, though I’m sure my kids wish I could!

  12. Ooh, thanks for an easy costume for me to put together for myself – I have all the pieces. I dress up because I have to take the kids trick-or-treating, they don’t have to have all the fun. My kids are going to be twister girl and GIJoe full armor.

  13. My kids love to dress up – this year Eli is a fireman and Hannah will be a witch, although she is having trouble deciding if she wants to be a mean witch or a scary witch. I dressed up when I was a kid but don’t anymore, although I think I should every year! Have a great weekend!!

  14. My husband is really into Halloween and has been visiting stores for 2 weeks already! I’m a bit too frazzled to give it much thought so no idea what costume we will put the kids in. Maybe after the wedding this weekend I’ll figure something out!

  15. Of course my children dressed up when they were young to go Trick or Treating. They have been to some parties as adults too. I do not like to dress up, never did enjoy it. I do love handing out candy each year and seeing all the kids dressed up. We hand out the big bars and the kids love that!

  16. Son will be dressing up as a Whoopie cushion and I will be buying it from Walmart. No way I want to try to make one! lol I will be making a costume for myself!

  17. I never dressed up for Halloween as an adult, until my friend got married, and they started doing Halloween parties. Now I love it!

  18. Awwww! How adorable-And what a very creative costume idea!! You definitely do have your work cut out for you. LOL

    As for me, I’m ALL into Halloween. I believe in doing it up right xD No matter how old I get, I’m always going to dress up 🙂 My personal favorites through the years have been a gypsy (2 years), a goddess, and this year I’m going as a 50’s pin up girl!

    Halloween is my favorite holiday if you didn’t pick up on that. LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend ^.^

  19. I typically do not dress up. Not sure what the kids are going to be this year. We bought a bunch of costume last year 90% off at Target.

  20. We seem to be going with pirate theme this year. The two youngest grandchildren’s costumes are ready to go so we’ll see what the rest of us do.

  21. I don’t dress up but the kids do and hand out candy. My son will be a pilot this year but now sure about the daughter. She might just remain a princess.

  22. I love Halloween parties, but haven’t been to one in several years. We should host one for the kids, but this year I’m too exhausted. My kids will be dressing up and trick or treating. So far we have Cinderella and a zombie, little man wants to be a monster truck…not sure how I’ll pull that one off yet. And baby girl still needs a costume of sorts, though she won’t be collecting candy.
    I have always loved the fun, theatrical creativity of Halloween.

    Have a great weekend!!

  23. I won’t be dressing up for halloween. My daughter wanted to be Minnie Mouse but they were all sold out so she picked out a pink witch costume. Now keep in mind she is 2. LOL My son is going as bat man.

  24. Thankfully all of my grandkids don’t celebrate halloween so there is no need for making costumes or spending gobs of money for it. Although I do miss the kids walking the neighborhood for trick or treating. Such a shame that has gone to the malls.

  25. Thanks for the birthday wishes! I don’t dress up for Halloween. I just pass candy out and I don’t have any children yet! Have a wonderful weekend!

  26. My kids will probably do Star Wars again this year…though my eldest will be changing characters (he had a hard time deciding last year between Obi Wan and a Clone Trooper…he went with Obi Wan but asked for the Clone Trooper costume for his birthday…so I bet he’ll do that this time). My middle child still likes Anakin so he’ll probably do that. We made a Wicket Ewok costume for my youngest last year out of a fuzzy pillowcase. He’s still only two so if the boys do Star Wars, we’re totally doing that again. It was adorable.

  27. My kids will dress up but I haven’t in years! Just can’t seem to get into it anymore. Does it count that I buy a Halloween shirt to wear??? 🙂

  28. My boys enjoy dressing up. This year they want to be Mario and Luigi. I’ve decided I can make their costume (rather than buying the $30 pre-made ones). I’m just hoping it all turns outs. I really like to dress up, but always feel silly being the only adult in my house dressing up..so I usually don’t.

  29. Hi Stacy,

    Thanks for following and participating in Fun Follow Fridays, I’m your newest follower.

    Thanks again,

    Lynette
    xo

  30. Thanks for following me and I’m following you now too!
    Last time I dressed up I was pregnant with one of my girls, who are in their early – mid 20’s now; I was a black cat.
    My oldest is going to be a Merlotte’s Waitress from True Blood. My granddaughter is going to be Tinkerbell – a costume I need to get busy making. lol.
    Have a great week!

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