Kailani at the Pink Diary is having a Halloween contest, and there are prizes! So, post pics (today) and then link to this post. There are prizes for best pet costume, cutest kid's costume, scariest kid's costume and best adult costume. So, post your pics by the end of today, and then go back to Kailani's and leave a comment and vote on your favorite. I am entering these cuties (hint, hint).
I asked Kailani if I could post a picture from another year, because Amanda is being, in her words, a "famous soccer player." I actually did pretty well replicating Mia Hamm's jersey and she has a medal, but it's not too cute, you know? However, when she was three, she wanted to be, in her words, "a girl superhero." So, non-sewing mom went to work, and glued a big felt A on a navy t-shirt, got some navy leggings, a big roll of ribbon that I glued to an old baby blanket, and used for a ribbon in her hair. I cut her mask out of felt (and cut slits in it to slide over her glasses)--voila--Super Amanda was born! So, here she is with her trusty sidekick, Super Shadow, who has her own cape.
And here she is in action (doing a Wonder Woman kind of twirl, I think).
Kyle is a Really Useful Engine, but as you can see, he's not too keen on the costume. He sure looked cute when we went to Amanda's carnival at school on Friday, but he wouldn't wear the costume too long. We'll see what he does tonight. I've tried to tell him that getting candy is linked to him actually being cute and wearing the costume, so we'll see.
Shadow is also quite reluctant. Kyle picked out this dinosaur for her, but don't worry, I won't subject her to wearing this again, or humiliate her by entering this picture in the contest. UPDATE: Shadow has quite a fan following, so yes, this will be the pet costume I enter. So, make her embarassment pay off by voting for her tomorrow (there are books at stake here, people!).
You can click over to Kailani's starting tomorrow and VOTE for Super Amanda at Snapshot, or Kyle as Thomas at Snapshot for cutest kid's costume, or for Dinosaur Shadow at Snapshot, as cutest pet. Voting is open November 1 - 3.