Oct 30, 2015

A Very Pourciau Halloween, Part 1

We have made something of a tradition out of going overboard for Halloween costumes.  Since Stella was two we have chosen a family theme and dressed everyone accordingly.  Check out 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  The more kids that we have, the tougher it becomes to choose a theme that will accommodate everyone.  Also, it is tough to allow one child to be the "star of the show" and have the others be satellite characters.  You have to be very selective about your satellite characters so that they don't feel unimportant.  Maybe I am overthinking all this, but the point is, this year we chose to do the Despicable Me universe, and we had a great time doing it.  

We decided to let the three girls dress as the three sisters from the movies.  Birth order dictated who got what character, so we had no squabbling there.  Our middle child was Edith...

If you are having trouble picturing Edith from the movies, here she is: 

Stella was a great Margo, even though we had to spray paint her gorgeous blonde hair brown...(It seriously hurt my heart to do it!)

If you need a refresher on Margo's look, here you go: 


Watts...what can I say about the man-child?  The entire thing kind of hinged on his willingness to be Gru, and for a long time, he was NOT willing.  Damon even toyed with the idea of buying a standby Gru costume of his own in case things went south on the big night.  Watts wanted to be basically any superhero, but I convinced him that he would have fun dressing up as a bad guy.  And I promised he could carry a freeze ray gun.  (Which turned out to be some silly plastic toy we already had around the house.)  The gun won him over...
Dead ringer, huh? 
I may have forgotten to mention that Watts submitted himself to a buzz cut the day before trick or treating in order to make his costume more authentic.  That's what I call dedication to your craft...
He's a really convincing bad guy.  Check that grimace!

Chill...




Finally, sweet little Corinne dressed as Agnes from the movies, and came complete with a unicorn that was SO FLUFFY!!!!!  Unfortunately, she hated the unicorn...

Agnes and her unicorn from the movie:
Corinne also had an Agnes wig, but she hated that, too.  She might have hated the wig even more than she hated the unicorn...

Not the happiest little camper, but she was still a cutie...
More Halloween silliness to come!

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