Friday, October 31, 2008

Our goofy costumes.....


The goal every year is to see how cheap we can make our costumes. I must say we did pretty good.

Here are the chinese acrobat brothers, Sim and Ju. Let me tell you we got quite a few looks on these.....All I had to buy was poster board and a couple of cans of spray paint. We found the boxes in dumpsters, used the foam trampoline covers (that we still haven't set up), for legs, and a pillow for the bum....in case you were wondering like some people we overheard: "How did they do that?"
Here is the Mona Lisa, or should I say "The Mona Liesel"? She was embarrassed because "everyone kept staring at her". I spent $5 on the enlarged print at Kinko's, the frame came from the attic. I cut out eye holes but in retrospect I wish I would have cut out the entire face. I think that would have been really cute.

Hope has been dreaming of having wings lately. So she got to be a butterfly.
And Little Miss Ukraine 2008.......complete with the beauty pageant wave.
The boys were chosen as finalists for the costume contest and won 3rd place. Here were some of the rest of the finalists....

And the first place prize went to........
Gene Simmons of KISS. I was shocked at the size of this kid's tongue, although I think Ava has him beat. :)

13 comments:

RoverHaus said...

Very cute costume Sim and Ju have.

The thing that would bother me about it is having to smell the butt the whole time.

Great work everyone!

little dalene said...

Very impressive! Tell Hope that I had wings also (pictures to follow). I am amazed at Sim and Ju also, but how did they walk???

Lacia said...

Those costumes are fabulous!!! What great imaginations you guys have!!! The boys should have won by a landslide. Hope looks sooooo much like you, and Ava is just gorgeous as Miss Ukraine.

Terra said...

Charissa!!!!!! Those are the funniest costumes I have ever seen! They should have won first place WAY ahead of Gene!! Very creative! Your beauty queen I'm sure would have won Miss Universe too!! You have the sweetest kiddos ever!

Shelley said...

Love the costumes! I think the boys should have won the costume contest...their costumes were very original!
And look at Little Miss Ukraine....how far she's come in just a few months!

My name is Sarah said...

Oh my heart is melting for Little Miss Ukraine. How cute.

4 princesses & then 1 prince said...

Love love love the costumes! The boy's costumes are a riot, surely a winner! All of the costumes are so inventive. And yes, Ava is definitely Little Miss Ukraine.

Christine said...

How original! I love Ava in her little pink dress!

Melissa said...

I knew they would get picked as finalists in the contest. They had picked Silas, too, but Aaron didn't want to stay that long. How did you guys enjoy your experience trick-or-treating there?

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm loving all the outfits. Ava's was very fitting.

Tim Rovenstine said...

Whoa. Those are some great ideas. I wished I would have been a judge.

Rachel said...

Cute costumes! I especially love your little pageant queen!

kirsten said...

Charissa....every year, your halloween costume ideas are so creative!!! The boys should of gotten first!