Scrapbook: Halloween Carnival

8 Nov

This is the last Halloween post I’ll inflict on you until 2012. Swearsies. I know this makes post #4 involving Isobel dressed up as our favorite witch, but at least this time you get to see my bestie’s son dressed as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. I only got this one crappy photo of the full outfit, which was entirely handmade, freaking adorable, and easily the best costume at the carnival.

I should have switched to manual to avoid the focus problems but I was so focused on taking the damn photo before he ripped the hood off entirely that this is what I get.

In true nerdly fashion, Anthony and I dressed as Starfleet Officers for Halloween. I think we may have been nerdier than the family of five who dressed up as actual nerds for the occasion. Nevermind all that, though, because my husband would make a sexy starbase engineer. Set phasers to stunning, put it on the main viewer, and make it so.

What you may or may not notice about my costume is that although it fit around me just fine it was too short lengthwise, resulting in some rather hilarious highwater pants action and supposedly long sleeves that stopped mid-forearm. I spent the grater part of the night being uncomfortably aware of my crotch, as the inseam was an inch or two too short for comfort. The frustrating part is I doubt a size up would have fit me in that regulation Starfleet body-skiming way.

We were invited to this carnival because Angela’s Grandma was running the cookie decorating booth and there we discovered that Justin had an unknown talent for the frosted arts. He should really change professions, don’t you think?

He has a gift.

Aside from the cookies at the decorating table, Isobel was so content running around and ‘playing with kids’ that she didn’t think about the candy in her jack-o’-lantern.

Kingston found true love with his balloon.

And, in my final Halloween hurrah until next year, here’s a video Justin took of the kids decorating cookies while I tell an animated story to Angela. I think it was about Taco Bell.

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10 Responses to “Scrapbook: Halloween Carnival”

  1. Camilla November 8, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    So Kingston’s costume is cute but you don’t get *how* cute til you get to the tail! OMG the tail!

    • LittleBig November 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

      I know, you should have seen him, running around and being all rumpus-y. Teh cute. It burns.

  2. K November 8, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    That Max costume is RIDICULOUS. So creative and so cute on him.

    Also, “set phasers to stunning…” made me snort laugh REALLY LOUDLY. BWAH!

    • LittleBig November 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

      I am so glad I made at least one person giggle with that line. It was pretty nerdy of me.

  3. TheBlackStar (@TheBlackStar) November 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Kingston’s Oma made the costume, she had lots of practice making me and my brothers costumes when we were little. (Yes, I so plan on putting K into my silvery bat costume from when I was 5.)

    I now imagine that all people wearing star fleet uniforms had too-short inseams, and hated life.

    I don’t know that I can make enough money decorating cookies, unless I can sell them as pieces of art for WAY to much money.

    Lastly, because I feel everyone should know this, that little Spider Cake that Angela’s grandparents gave Kingston and Isobel, they were black, obviously this means lots of food dye, so me and K shared his, we both have had the most interesting shade of poop after that. Your welcome.

    • LittleBig November 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

      What am I looking forward to more… seeing Kingston in that bat costume, or seeing pictures of YOU in that bat costume? Let’s find out.

      Always nice to hear about your poop.

  4. TheBlackStar (@TheBlackStar) November 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Oh, and I ❤ the last picture of K with the balloon.

    • LittleBig November 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      So do I. I’m including that on your flash drive.

  5. mark @ yelling near you November 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Looks like it was a great time and as always, great photos! As already noted, the Max costume is awesome!

    • LittleBig November 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      I’m kind of jealous that I don’t have an Oma who sews my kid costumes. I’ll have to borrow Justin’s.

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