Halloween 2011

Henry was an owl this year. I used the Martha Stewart costume pattern. He kept pulling on his little glasses until they stretched out so much that he couldn't keep them on. But luckily everyone still knew he was an owl.

Luke was a fish this year. I have made this pattern before - and it was so hard I swore I'd never do it again. But Luke asked for a blue one, so I made him a blue one. What a good mom I am.

Charlie also wanted to be a fish. He used the costume I made a few years ago. Thankfully he didn't want new colors. (Fish costume pattern - Simplicity 4926)

Sam was a robot. I told everyone this summer that I'd love it if someone were a robot and Sam obliged. He's good like that. He ended up ditching his arms after a few blocks of trick-or-treating because they made him too hot. He also couldn't hold his candy bag and put candy in at the same time, so I held his bag the whole time. (Robot inspiration here).

Jack was a viking. I had asked if someone would be a viking too because I really wanted to make this beard. We were going for Stoic the Vast, but we ran out of time on the armored skirt thing and the arm bands. I think it worked out okay. I'm loving the beard. (Beard inspiration from this girl).
And that's it until next year! Time to start working on Christmas presents :)

If you'd like to see my Halloween costumes from years past click here.


  1. Wow! Amazing costumes! The fish look awesome! Congrats!

  2. oh my gosh, holy cuteness, all of them!!

  3. Love the costumes!! My favorite are the fishies!

  4. WOW~ awesome costumes! and great pictures!
    love that tiny owl so much!

  5. that beard is way cool. As are the rest. Fish? Amazing. Looks hard.

  6. These are pretty amazing!!!! Love the Viking beard!

  7. You are a good mom. Those costumes are all amazing. But I think my personal favorite is the Viking. So dang cute! (I have a soft spot for Vikings. My mom is part Scandinavian and when something was hard she'd always say, "You're a viking, you can do it.") Love it.

  8. I'm wondering if you could make this fish costume for my boyfriend by Halloween. I would appreciate it so much. I will pay you. Please get back to me. I love your creativeness. I have never sewed but will definitely start when I am finished with schooling! Thank you for your inspiration!

    1. I'm sorry Danni, I'm not going to have time this year.

  9. Hi there Leigh, my sons one request this year is to be a big bass fish. Do you by chance still have this pattern and would you be willing to sell/copy it for me? I can't find it anywhere I'm getting desperate emailing old pattern review people and commenting on ancient blog post. Please help!!!