Thursday, November 01, 2007

Our Halloween Costumes!!!

Well I can't believe I finished these in time for Halloween. Even though I have been sewing them for many weeks I had to stay up till at least 2:30 in the morning several times this last week to finish and I was sewing Seth's jabot for his suit 20 minutes before our Halloween Trunk-or-Treat party. I don't really think of myself as a talented seamstress, so I hope it doesn't feel like I'm showing these to brag like it took me so little effort or something. It's actually quite the opposite. My costume took me about 6 weeks last year, Seth's took me about 3 weeks, and the girl's costumes took about 3 1/2 weeks altogether. Even though I don't think I'm super talented or that it comes naturally, I do think of myself as determined and I feel that's a talent. It takes me about 4 times longer to sew something than my friend Kristen and by the time you see a finished product you can know that I've sewn, unpicked and resewn almost every seamline about 3 times to make it right because I screw up so much (and maybe I'm a bit of a perfectionist- but lets not bring that up). I find that every project makes me that much better with less screw ups though. Just in case you can't tell we are 17th century vampires. I was going to make a different costume for myself this year, but when my girls both told me they wanted to be little vampires to match my dress from last year how could I refuse but to use the same dress. :) So here we are....


Makenzie
(She likes to be very creepy so she really hammed it up for any picture taken of her in her dress. Notice her little spiders in her hair- her idea I might add.)



Kendyl
(Here she is waiting to see Kenzie in her school parade and the other picture is of her marching in her own school parade)

Seth
(He likes to be creepy too. I suppose that's where Kenzie gets it. :) I overexposed the picture to the right on purpose so you could see the detail and textures of the different pieces of his suit.)

Karalenn
(Well I really didn't have any pictures of me taken by myself since I made this last year. So here's last year's pictures.)



The Whole Fam
Better hope you don't run into us on a dark night.

Hope you all had a very happy and spooky Halloween!

The details of parties, events, and such will are on our family blog here. I just wanted to post the sewing projects that I've been putting my heart and sleep into the last few weeks here on my projects/art blog.

12 comments:

The Au Family said...

Oh my goodness, YOU ARE AMAZING! I wish I had even an ounce of talent that you have. Your family looks fabulous...scary but fabulous!

Kristen said...

woooo HOOOOOO!!! Yesssss! so awesome! I wish I could have been there! I love how you guys all match SO PERFECTLY!!!!

Melissa said...

Karalenn, you are awesome!!! The costumes are amazing. You guys look great!

lrlewis said...

You guys are awesome! Shane and I really need to come see your house and hang out with you before Gwen comes - which is soon! 5 1/2 weeks! Yikes.

The costumes are amazing - and for the record, I do think you're a very talented seamstress. I've sewn for a long time, but I wouldn't even dare try to make anything as elaborate!

Hannah said...

Kare, you are such a Fabulous, Talented Woman! You all look AMAZING! LOVE the detail in Seth's suit. And Kenzie seriously looks SCARY! :)

Amber said...

In response to your comment on my blog....so you're thinking about it eh?????

Lisa-Marie said...

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! You know what I love about you? You are just as sweet as you are talented. Doesn't always happen that way. You are wonderful!!!

Nanette said...

OH MY GOSH!! You are AMAZING!! You all looks SO so SO good! Wow! I am so impressed! What a load of work! did you sleep at ALL during October?
Wow!

megan said...

Wow. i tell you what, wow. Love the costumes. you are all so awesome. What amazing memories you are making!

Harry and Jill said...

wow what great costumes. You look fantastic.

Val said...

Wow! You guys looked awesome!

Halloween Costumes said...

WOW! I just love love love these costumes! You guys look fantastic! These costumes are awesome!