The ghosts and ghouls who haunt my home…
I am not the only one in my family who has been known to sew Halloween costumes. For many years my mom made the five of us kids some of the neatest Halloween costumes I have ever seen. 😀
Approximately 20 years later, my brother still has this costume in his closet. I can’t wait to see his kids in it!
I absolutely loved this costume. I loved the jingling of the bells and coins as I moved 😉
My mom made the green ranger, vampire, and pink ranger costumes. The vampire was also supposed to be a Power Ranger, but changed his mind at the last minute, after the costume had already been made!
There is just something about a homemade costume that can’t be beat!
Sadly, by the time Halloween 2007 rolled around Ani, Ali, Kati, and Mali were no longer with us. I had two more rattie girls though, named Luci and Migi. Migi was not having any of this costume wearing business, but Luci was much more cooperative; she was a piRATe for Halloween 😉
She also had a little sword that slipped under her sash, but that got made after these pictures were taken.
That year I also made a ballerina costume for another rodent friend, a squirrel named Emi that a friend of mine raised. (The costume was on her for a very limited time. Ultimately Emi was rehabilitated and released.)
Here are a few more shots of the rattie girls in their Halloween duds (and the answers to the who wore which costume challenge from Fruit of My Loom.)
The fun part about these costumes is that they matched the girls personalities pretty well too! 😀
Approximately ten years ago the show Fear Factor debuted on NBC. It was a crazy reality show where contestants did some insane (and some really disgusting) stunts to try to win $50,000. I wasn’t a big fan of the show because most of the food challenges grossed me out, but I can remember getting excited when I saw one challenge that I knew I could complete; one that I would probably volunteer for even if the prize was substantially less than $50,000. Looking at the pictures of the costumes I made for Ani, Ali, Kati, and Mali got me thinking about that particular challenge again and I found a clip on YouTube. (I am sure to some of you this seems like a really weird connection but you’ll understand in a minute or two 😉 )
( Or watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt_iqD4EATw )
What makes me think I could handle that challenge? Well… Honestly, I just can’t imagine myself being that scared of laying in a box full of these
As you likely know by now, I am currently owned by four feisty felines. Of course it wasn’t always that way though. Back in 2006, we shared our lives with Ash and Squirt but Titus and Pippi weren’t even a sparkle in their mamas’ eyes. Before Titus and Pippi came into they picture I had another group of furkids… Ani, Ali, Kati, and Mali. These girls were much more cooperative than their feline brothers when it came to letting me use them as a creative outlet too! Here are the fruits of my creative labor for Halloween 2006:
(I didn’t actually weave the fabric on a loom, but I did design and sew these costumes!)
“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.”
~ Mason Cooley
Halloween is fast approaching and I have a bunch of stuff that I am excited to share with y’all this week. (It is old material, but new to the blog 😉 ) In fact, there will be a Halloween related post every day this week! Here is a hint about tomorrow’s post… Recently I have dressed my cats in baby clothes, but in years passed I have been known to make Halloween costumes for some of my pets! 🙂