Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween Costumes

As I've mentioned before - the Toy Story movies are huge (understatement) at our house! Noah loves the shows, the characters, the toys...everything affiliated with Toy Story or Toy Story 2. Naturally, Lincoln has picked up on the frenzy and loves Buzz Lightyear too. So, it was only fitting that our family all dressed up as characters from Toy Story 2 this year! For those of you who have managed to remain unfamiliar with this show, this is a picture of Jessie, Buzz, and Woody (for a frame of reference). I'll include a picture of the villan in a moment.

First of all...our family's Halloween photo! I love it. Lyndsey from Seenbox Photography ran a killer deal and did these (as well as regular family pics for Christmas cards) for just $20 including the edited digital images (which is a must when you print 180 of them). Can't beat that price & she was great to work with too. Also, since lots of people asked...we got Noah's costume from classifieds last year, Linc's was a hand-me-down from Noah, and Mark's & mine are handmade. I picked up my wig and hat on clearance after Halloween last year, and I bought my white shirt second hand and sewed everything on to it. I found Mark's hat online, and we had the bandanna leftover from Noah's 2nd birthday party (cowboy theme). A hu-uge thanks to my friend Claire for her help making Woody's vest, and for making my sweet chaps! We got a lot of use out of these costumes this year, and it was fun to wear them altogether...

Since the other picture didn't include our is a picture of the Evil Emperor Zurg. Noah has been really into "bad guys" lately, so this worked out nicely. And, as a side-note, Lincoln and Noah love to act out the scene from Toy Story 2 (spin off of Star Wars, of course) where Buzz says, "You killed my father"...Zurg says, "...I am your father"...and Buzz says "Noooooo!"

Noah as Zurg.

I love the way Lincoln is looking up at me in this picture. I'm guessing that he was likely more intrigued with my hat & wig than whatever it was that I had to say at that moment though...

Time to pull out the laser guns.

Woody and Buzz.

Even as a bad guy...I think he's pretty darn cute.

"Well aren't you the sweetest space toy I've ever met?" (Jessie, Toy Story 2)


k. double-u. said...

Ack! I can't believe how adorable your costumes are. You're so creative.

Leslie said...

Too cute! We are big Toy Story fans here as well and funny thing Isaac wanted to be Zurg as well. But I don't have my wonderful KSL adds anymore. Glad you had a great time.

Megan, Tommy and the kids said...

Your costumes totally rock! I am so jealous. We have "grown out" of the whole, go as a theme for the whole family. Super cute! Love the picture of you kissing Linc that is priceless.

The Nielsen Family said...

Oh my gosh you guys look AWESOME!!!! It's fun to see your love for Halloween continue. Great costumes and creativity!!