Thursday, November 12, 2009


Okay, so I'm a little late. But I couldn't miss out on this post because it's just TOO cute and we had just TOO much fun! At first, I didn't give Halloween alot of thought this year. We were SO busy with Christmas rehearsals that I was choreographing and we were feeling a little overwhelmed with life. Then there was that small added stress of what to do about Halloween. If it wasn't for our son, we probably would've written it off this year.
About a week before Halloween I was joking around when I told Cam we should just go as 80's cartoons. Little did I know that it had to have been a purely inspired idea because these were the BEST costumes EVER (in our opinion any way)!! Best of all, I MADE costumes. Never done anything like that before and we had SO much fun. It was really fun teaching Kashton what a Smurf was. I made his costume!

Thank You make-up classes from BYU. Kashton was SO good and held so still. The threat of not going "trick-or-treating" and getting lots of candy was enough for him to hold still.
These pictures are a little out of order but for some reason, Blogger wont let me move them into the correct order. Dumb program. :) Cute little dude trick or treating.
YUP, made THIS FANTASTIC costume as well!!!
Bad picture (my battery was dying)
Kashton the Smurf and Macy the Monarch Butterfly!
Cute little bum!!!
The kids (minus Parker who showed up after we took this picture)! Kashton, Kendal (Tinkerbell), Macy (Butterfly), Talen (Peter Pan), and Heaven (cute Zebra).
Rainbow Bright posing with her little poser!! I didn't make my costume. I actually found it on ebay for $10 and it was SO cute!!! I made my wand and bought the "armbands" at Target (really, they're socks).
Okay, quick FUN story. I looked online for a He-Man costume and they were all WAY too expensive so I thought: I'm making that!!! Because I live in a dumb city :), I had to drive 45 min. to get to a fabric store, so we usually make a family trip when we go there. That ended up being so fun. Cameron normally doesn't care about such things, but I guess because it was HIS costume....HE CARED!!!! He picked out ALL of his own fabric. I was going more for the cheap, silly fabric. OH NO, he wanted the GOOD stuff. He-Man was his hero and he had to look just PERFECT. It was so cute, I loved how much thought and detail he put into it all. We stayed up until 1:30 the night before finishing his costume and he worked along side of me the entire time. I loved it. He went into the craft store and picked out his own medallions to go on his sword, breast plate,arm bands and belt and he was very picky about them too. In fact, he wasn't quite pleased with the medallion for his belt, so on Halloween day he dressed up in his costume and walked into Michaels to get another one and he was SO proud of that costume. He carried that sword like it was his pride and joy. :) He made it out of wood and then spray painted it silver. I wish I could see him get that motivated to fix some things around the house. :) I'm thankful for my performing background because not only did I have the wig stored in all my old costume stuff, but I've worn MANY spats in my day. So I designed his "boots" to be spats that he could pulled over his shoes. They turned out AWESOME!!!
Kelly and Mark were really sick two days earlier (Mark had the flu and Kelly had a bad cold), so they were good sports and sported their hospital scrubs and braved the outdoors with us for a short while before they retired home.
After Trick-or-Treating, we went to a Halloween party! Kashton's getting sleepy!!
I TOLD you he was proud. He put on the "act" the entire day!!
Sad Story: As we were walking the neighborhood so many kids kept asking us what we were. HOW SAD IS THAT????? When we told them: He-Man, Rainbow Bright, and a Smurf. The kids looked at us as if we were nuts. And I'm not talking about young kids, I'm talking about 14-15 year olds. Come on Parents, don't let your kids grow up not knowing the AWESOMEST (yes, it's a word) CARTOONS EVER!!!
The Peter Pan crew!!!

Hope everyone had as wonderful of a Halloween as we did!!!


Anonymous said...

hi honey, I love you!!! Love your pics!

Nicole said...

Kashton makes an AWESOME Smurf! I love the Smurfs. Did you know there's a CGI Smurfs movie in pre-production right now, slated for a 2011 release?

Wyatt said...

Um... you're kidding me right now?!?! Those are THE cutest costumes EVER! Cam, come on! That body :) and Beth you're the sexiest Rainbow bright I've seen.

PS I want to rent out that smurf to parties - he could make a lot of money just being that cute.


Brooke said...

Ok- your costumes are seriously awesome!! I'm impressed!