This year we went for a Phineas and Ferb theme (it is from a Disney TV show). Rustin was Phineas, Ryder was Ferb, Kassidy, Kaydence and Kyndall were Fireside Girls, Kaiya was Candace (the older sister), Riley was Dr. Doofenshmirtz, I was Perry the Platypus and Jayson was Major Monogram.
Here are some pics of the cartoon characters, if you aren’t familiar with them!
We’ve been planning the costumes for months, but I wasn’t sure how we were going to pull it off until Grandma and Grandpa Wilkinson came to visit. Yay for fantastic Mother-in-law’s that know how to SEW! She totally designed and made the head/hats for Phineas and Ferb, which I think turned out amazing! She also made the fireside girls berets, skirts and sashes (not to mention my platypus tail!) GG made Ryder’s Ferb pants, which also turned out adorable!
“Mom! Phineas and Ferb are going trick-or-treating”
The Phineas and Ferb “hats” turned out so fantastic that I felt like they needed a close up….this picture still doesn’t do them justice. I was totally in awe of my mother-in-law’s ability to just whip these out.
Cutie-Patootie Fireside Girls! Kyndall, Kassidy and Kaydence
Our friend Nolan came Trick-or-Treating with us.
Our neighbors had a super-spooky creature rigged on a pulley to come flying at you when you went up the driveway. I think it creeped me out more than the kids!
Trick-or-Treating in action!
Riley went trick-or-treating with his friends….he didn’t think he was recognizable as Dr. Doofenshmirtz when he was by himself, so I made him and his friends into iPhone App Icons. Riley is the YouTube App, his friend Jared is the Facebook App and a third friend (not pictured) was the GMail App. The three of them won first prize for their group costume at a School Halloween Party!
Glue drying on the App costumes….nothing like making costumes on the DAY OF Halloween!
It cracked me up that as soon as Riley got home from trick-or-treating, he immediately started sorting his candy by type so he could look at the candy distribution. I think I have a statistician in the making.
One last picture of the whole crew at our church Trunk-or-Treat!