The amazing Halloween costume artistry of bloggers
By Karen Walrond on November 04, 2009
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When it comes to costuming my young daughter for Halloween, I am of a decidedly lazy sort: I am all about the store-bought costume. Oh, I do a little improvising -- a creative hair style here, glitter there (and admittedly, I am all about the glitter), but other than that, I don't really put myself out. The result is certainly acceptable enough:
... but clearly not homemade.
I am therefore always in awe of parents who actually go all-out and make their kids' costumes. Where do they find the creativity? Or more importantly, the time? And so this week, I thought we'd take a tour of the parent blogosphere, so you can see the coolness that existed on Halloween night:
Katherine Center also went all out with her two children, and her costumes are brilliant. First, her son, was Fire Man -- and I'm sure he was trick-or-treating in a blaze of glory. His older sister, naturally, was Water Girl, in a beautiful irridescent blue -- postiively breathtaking.
And finally, the person who clearly holds the title of Queen Costume-Making Parent of the Century, Gabrielle Blair of DesignMom. Gabby outfitted her five children in all hand-made costumes that I swear are better than their store-bought counterparts could ever be. Let me rephrase: this woman made five handmade costumes. Check it out.
Well done, my sisters. Next year, while I probably won't make my daughter's costume, it is entirely likely I'll call on one of you to do it for me.
Karen is a writer and a photographer in Houston, Texas. You can read and see more of her work at Chookooloonks.
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