It was a paper bag puppet costume and Day of the Dead giddups for Halloween 2016. Another spooky adventure is in the books.
I’m always sad to see it go, but we had a great time! We went Trick-or-Treating with friends and passed out 300 pieces of candy to kids. We even sprang for Halloween Pez dispensers for teenagers.
Here are some pictures of my awesome kids. The girls went in classic Day of the Dead makeup and my son went as a paper bag puppet of himself! He wore his Sully Sullenberger Halloween costume for the school parade, but wanted to do something different for Trick-or-Treating.
We got the girls’ colorful wigs at Party Galaxy along with the Day of the Dead flowers and veil. My older daughter did the makeup. She did such a great job. I loved the way they look in this picture.
More Cat and Jack
For the school parade, Bridgy wore a black flower girl dress that belonged to her sister. It was really poofy so she asked if she could wear her new Cat and Jack Christmas dress for Trick-or-Treating. Isn’t it gorgeous? I really wanted to wait until Christmas to let her wear it, but we were afraid the big poofy flower girl dress might get torn up.
I recently wrote about Target’s new kid’s clothing brand known as Cat & Jack . This black dress is bedazzled with hundreds of sequins. It is so pretty and it only cost $25! There are several scattered-sequin dresses available from Target.com including a lavender skater dress with silver scattered sequins and another pink one with gold scattered sequins. They are all so cute!
Maybe someday they’ll make Cat and Jack for grown ups.
Son’s Paper Bag Puppet Costume
I think Son did an awesome job on his homemade paper bag puppet costume! We found plain brown paper lawn sacks on Amazon along with the big googly eyes. The costume cost us less than $15. If you decide to make one of your own, just remember to get plain sacks. They have lawn sacks with Lowe’s and Home Depot’s logos printed on them, but if you search you can find the plain ones. I bought six for $8.
The paper bag puppet costume was 100 percent Sullivan’s idea. He had never before seen it done. He just came up with it on his own!
While Sully decorated his paper bag, I made one for heck of it. It’s half monster, half robot. I used plastic detergent bottle lids for the eyes. Nobody actually wore this costume. It was just me creating something alongside Son.
I hope you had a happy Halloween and hope you’re heading into a joyful fall.