October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We test drove our costumes today at Spike's work Halloween party. Everyone was supposed to have their kids come in dressed up to go trick or treating at all the offices at his firm. They didn't expect me to come dressed up too. I got a lot of wide-eyed stares with my huge hat and weird costume.

Pixie is Charlie Chaplin this year. We taught her to say "hau hau hau" like a snooty frenchie and she tips her hat. I've spent the past few weeks showing her Chaplin videos so she really has a feel for what she's doing. The funny walk, the silly smile, she's got it. I made her costume from head to toe except for the felt bowling hat. She also has a cane that goes with the costume except I hid it from her last week because she kept swinging it up in the air and now I can't remember where I hid it.

Cher and I are King Kong and the Chrysler Building. Before you purists get all up in arms, I know Kong climbed the Empire State building, not the Chrysler, but the Chrysler was so much more fun to make! Cher is holding a Barbie and is appropriately crabby in her hot gorilla suit. I bought the suit but made my costume. I have to give a big shout out to Eskinose Kisses for her comment on a previous post suggesting I turn a regular gorilla costume into Kong Takes on Manhattan. Thanks for your inspiration, Eskinose. People are loving it!




20 comments:

Jenny said...

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You've outdone yourself yet again and you make all the rest of us look bad.

Suzie Petunia said...

Has anyone ever told you that you are a genius? 'Cause you are.

Kristen said...

I am completely impressed! What an adorable family!

s'mee said...

Penny looks adorable as Chaplin. Great costumes all around.

Thanks for the film clips as well. Brought back memories of big brother, who as a kid, had Chaplin as a hero and his routines down. He would often dance, act, and actually entertain us at the dinner table with his "shoes". It's a good memory. Thanks.

AzĂșcar said...

I have never, NEVER seen such an adorable costume like her Chaplin. Frakking ADORABLE.

claiborne said...

LOVE it. Costumes are my main incentive to have children. They will be costumed daily from ages 0-8.
On another note, from your previous post, I thought Charlotte was going to be an ewok. As hilarious as that was....I really like King Kong as well. Y'all are a great set! Now what is Adam going to be, a policeman?

Clyde said...

GREAT costumes. Charlotte even showed a mad face like the original ape did at the movie. SCAAARY!!! :)

Is that the U$ 24,95 Barbie doll that you just bought it? Hmmm... yes, it is.

Melinda said...

that is the cleverest thing in the world, the building with king kong! ha ha. no wonder you needed the barbie.

Hollywood said...

Thanks, guys! Adum, as usual, is abstaining from dressing up this year. I don't know what to do about that guy other than totally overcompensate in the rest of our costumes.

Catherine M. said...

Sarah, these are perfect, wonderful, hilarious, lovely!

I'm so glad you dressed up too. I got a lot of stares at the Halloween costume party for our church. Since when is it "uncool" for an adult to dress up? We've all got the kid excitement about changing our face to the world every now and then.

I love you! and penny and char and adam too of course

Colleen said...

Amazing! It looks like Penny's really hamming it up. You rule Halloween. Officially.

Bek said...

Chaplin is a GREAT idea... I also love the idea of a tandem costume for mom and baby. One year I was a spiderweb and the baby was a spider (in a baby bjorn w/ a few extra sock legs). It makes it easier.

You are CLEVER and Penny is adorable...

Nancy said...

I live the King Kong idea! Fantastic costumes! Rosie and I are going as a chef and a lobster. They had the most adorable lobster costumes at Walmart.com

The Wiz said...

I stand in awe of your brilliance.

Janell said...

GENIUS!

Heffalump said...

You should make a mobile of little airplanes to hang above your head so Charlotte can swat at them on camera...it could be so great!

wynne said...

That is hilarious. I am thoroughly impressed with your ability to not only deck out the kidlets but yourself as well. (As for the husband--mine's useless when it comes to costumes, too. What's that about?)

Robinson Family said...

You are SO creative! I LOVE the King Kong on the Chrysler building, totally original, and perfect since you knew you'd be carrying her all night anyway. And I have never seen a cuter Chaplin, anywhere!

Also, for the record, I love both your girls names--Charlotte was my first choice for my pregnancy (if this would have been a girl) and Penny was also one of my favorites.

Marie said...

Ha! I love it!

Eskinose Kisses said...

Your costumes turned out so cute! I love it when other grown ups dress up too! My husband isn't really into costumes either. I'm lucky if I can keep the costume on him long enough to take pictures...which didn't happen this year...or I'd send you a picture.