Oct 31, 2017

Halloween, Part 1

Things have gotten a lot more elaborate since our first family dress up back in 2009.  Now everyone dresses up, from grandparents to friends, and that means we need a theme with LOTS of characters.  Since Corinne had been planning her Beauty and the Beast birthday party since right after her last birthday party, we decided that theme would kill two birds with one stone when we reused the costumes for her party.  And that's how Corinne became our Belle...
She was SOOO excited about her costume...

She kept telling her mirror, "Show me the beast!"  That may be the best dollar I ever spent at Dollar Tree...


Stella graciously agreed to be the old beggar woman who offered a single rose in exchange for shelter from the bitter storm...

And, of course, her "ugliness" melted away to reveal...
...a beautiful enchantress...


I wish I had a close-up because Madeline knocked it out of the park with Stella's eye makeup...
The creativity award goes to our very own Madame Garderobe, sometimes known as Elizabeth...

She even brought her own peasant girls from the nearby village...

Watts was offered the roles of the Beast and Gaston, but he turned them both down in order to play his favorite character, the footstool dog...
I made his costume from a maroon pillow sham from Walmart that I sewed embellishments onto.  He even had tassels at each end just like the footstool/dog in the movie...
At first our Beast had to take photos without his mask because Belle was a little bit "scary" of him, which is how Corinne says afraid...
Eventually he was able to put it on.  His costume also came with a fancy lace cravat, but I was too busy to help him get dressed so he forgot to put it on...

And the piece de resistance, our very own Chip, AKA Cille.  Her costume was a literal nightmare to pull off, darn the internet and DIY projects.  Damon and I completed it mere hours before it was time for her to wear it, but she LOVED being the center of attention on her trip around the neighborhood and was told by several adults that she had the "costume of the night," which MADE. HER. DAY...
Mawmaw's Mrs. Potts costume was pretty epic also...
Belle loved them both...
Pawpaw was Gaston, and had an epic mullet wig complete with ponytail, but Belle HATES Gaston and refused to take a picture with him.  Luckily Mr. Ray was able to convince her that it was just Pawpaw in time for her to allow him to trick or treat with her.  What a diva...
Group photos in the next post!

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