Annette E. sent over her truly terrifying pumpkin carve:
Nikki had a pumpkin contest at work, with the challenge being that they weren't allowed to carve it. So, she got out a little sculpey clay, some paint, paper, and cotton balls, and made this:
It's mad. MAD, I tell you!!
And then there are the costumes. Ohhh yes, the costumes. I can't possibly post them all, but here are a few of my favorites:
The best Angry Birds costume I've ever seen, all handmade by reader Mags for her nephew. (Hit the link for process pics on her blog!)
Melinda's family always dresses up together, and their Peter Pan costumes from last year were amazing:
Sara R. and her husband have such mad geek cred that they even named their daughter Kaylie Eowyn, in honor of both Firefly and LoTR. (They would have used the Firefly spelling, she tells me, but that would have been too many "E"s in a row.) Happily, one of their shower gifts was this fantastic Kaylee jumpsuit:
PLUS, Sara also carved an appropriate pumpkin to match!
You're right, Sara; the logo really WAS meant to be a pumpkin carve!
You know, Elizabeth and little Piper, your Halloween costumes really remind me of someone. Who could it be...?
Oh, that's right: THE BABE.
Stephanie H. tells me that when her little girl Charlee asked to be R2D2, she immediately thought of the cute R2 gal I photographed at Star Wars Celebration this year. So she made Charlee a very similar outfit:
I especially love the hat!
Oh, and Charlee also asked if they could dress up her baby brother Max as Yoda, so...they did:
"Irresistibly cute, find me you will."
And finally, Kim's two little girls Alex (age 4) and Maggie (age 2) are big Avengers fans, so when Alex decreed she was going to be the Hulk for Halloween, they all decided little Maggie should be Captain America. Kim put both costumes together with a mix of homemade and store-bought finds, and I think you'll agree she did an AMAZING job.
Cutest. Captain. EVER.
Kim made little Maggie's shirt herself, and found the boots at a thrift store. (And if the boots were in my size I would TOTALLY steal them.)
Here's four-year-old Alex with her mask off:
And here she is with it on, in what is possibly my favorite picture EVER:
This desperately needs a Hulk thought bubble, you guys. Something about being surrounded by princesses, methinks. ;)
I hope you guys enjoyed the treats, and that you have a fantastic Halloween!