We really are not die-hard Halloween celebrators. I don't mind it if it stays fun, but I don't like super scary or evil things. Or trashy costumes, especially on little girls. Last year we went to our church's fall festival and I asked the boys if they wanted to wear some dress-up clothes. They said no, and that was fine with me. This year, things changed. They had definite ideas about costumes.
Nathan wanted to be a spider, and Daniel was content to wear some pirate dress-up clothes I made a few Christmas's ago, provided he received a genuine hat and eye patch to go with it.
Nathan was vexed he couldn't find a pattern for a spider in any of the pattern books. However, all I did was cut the arms out of really stiff felt and sew them into the side seams of a store-bought t-shirt. Then they were strung together and hung from his arms with skinny black elastic. The hood was made from some black polyester knit that's suppose to be part of a summer dress - (I hope I still have enough!) Justin got creative with the glue gun and added fangs and green eyeballs. That boy couldn't have been prouder of his costume!