Halloween Costumes through the Years

I am not exaggerating when I say that halfway through the summer, I start to fell anxious if I haven’t already decided on our Halloween costumes for that year. I say “our” because I always manage to rope everyone else in the family into doing a group costume.Luckily, My husband’s the only one who knows he actually has the option to say no, and he seems to  be a good sport about dressing up. (Except for EVERY year when I suggest that we should finally get around to using my amazing idea to dress up as a figure skating couple… Still can’t quite sell him on that one.)

I realize that, for any “normal” person, they still haven’t decided on a costume by mid-October, so I figured it might be nice to share some of the ideas we’ve already done… Only because I’ve already done them.  I won’t share any of my amazing ideas for future years (other than the figure skater one… I’m losing hope on ever getting to use that one. Plus adult-male-sized leotards are pricey).

I thought I’d post a little photo journey back through the Halloween costumes of my married years, (at least, the ones that we documented!) There was one year I know we dressed as “The Baron and Baroness” in generically almost-vampireish costumes.  It was a year we weren’t going to any kind of social event, so we were kinda lazy.  So lazy, in fact, that we didn’t even take a picture.  At least not one that I can find anywhere in iPhoto.

I’ve decided to make it more of a priority to take good costume pictures before they get all ruined from trick-or-treating, so you’ll notice in the later years that “it gets better”.

I don’t think any of the pictures really need that much explanation, so I’ll just keep the ole pie hole shut and let you scroll through the pics at your leisure.  Also, feel free to “Pinterest” them. (jk, obvi I know it’s ‘pin’ IM NOT A HUNDRID) I figure its about time that I finally give back to the place where I spent many a summer evening searching for costume ideas.

The very last costumes are this year’s… I’ve only finished the kids’ so far, because I needed them to be models for my Costume mini-session I’m about to announce. But they’re suuuuper cute!



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Sadie’s dressed as Tinkerbell ^

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Hiding a baby bump in my Princess Bubblegum costume^

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The hubs and I are going to be Prince Ali and “purple dress Jasmine”… Hopefully we look half as cool as these two lil street rats!

Happy Halloween Costume-planning!



  1. Sarah Jayne says:

    CUTE! I LOVE all these costumes! You guys have done a really good job every single year. And I love cute lil’ Jasmine and Aladdin. You should have Sadie be Abu lol.

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