Halloween is a much anticipated holiday around my house. Not only do my kids love an excuse to wear a costume (IN PUBLIC !!)...but I also managing to raise 3 serious candy-aholics. As my hubby is actually worse than all three kids put together, I am quite sure his DNA is at fault.
So my oldest should have decided to be Bella this year. Lets face it...Mommy has spent a small fortune recently on "Bella - New Moon" clothes for her parody. But of course that would be asking too much...she was going to a Halloween event known around here as "Boo on the Boardwalk"...with a group of several friends...and Bella just wasn't a cool costume. Not enough skin showing apparently. Why is it every adult sized costume has to look like its for a hooker? You can be a "pirate" hooker...or a "baseball player/hooker"...or a "nurse" hooker...etc etc etc...So we let her pick out a costume like her friends...and then proceeded to make her wear a tank top under it to prevent too much cleavage showing...and leggings underneath because the skirt seemed too short to me. Sounds harsh...I know...but she is only 17! We weren't with her...so we hope her costume kept its alterations...but I reiterate...we were NOT with her! ha ha!
Now my 11 yr. old son wanted to be a Jawa...from Star Wars...the original, natch...I raised him right!! Oh yes...I'll admit it...I am one of those Star Wars nerds too...I will even admit to being about 5 or 6 when the original came out...and I loved my Princess Leia dress (a white cocktail dress I stole from my Grandmother's closet!) and my mom would wrap my long hair in what basically equalled to two cinnamon buns on the sides of my head. And the cardboard tube from a roll a wrapping paper was one AWESOME light saber. See...my nerd days started long before Twilight.
Now...on to the real point of this long entry...my youngest...my beautiful 5 year old baby girl. As I have stated many times previously...I have ruined her. She is obsessed with all things Twilight. She has the poster...sleeps on the pillow...carries around the doll...watches the movie almost every day...and now even makes up twilight themed sentences for her school spelling words. She is only in Kindergarten, so they are simple words. For example...her word was "is"...her sentence was "Edward IS hot." Her word was "said" so her sentence was about her friend Megan...sorta..."Megan SAID Edward is hot." This seems very wrong to me! ha!
So of course it came as no surprise to any of us that she wanted to be Bella for Halloween. But really...what would we do for this costume?? Bella is just a human with a penchant for plaid! Would anyone even know she was in costume if she wore jeans, keds, a headband, and flannel shirt? Probably not...so I tried hard to convince her to be something else. We went to Target...Walmart...and several Halloween stores trying to find something else for her to wear. She was adamant though..she had to be Bella. So then I had a great idea...I told her she could be "Vampire Bella"...after all we had seen lots and lots of vampire costumes. Her first response was "NO! Bella is NOT a vampire like Edward!" So I told her, BUT Bella becomes a vampire...later...book four! Wow! Thats all it took. She was ready to go pick out a vampire costume immediately. So we found a "vampire fairy"...wings and all...and she loved it. She said she didn't need the plastic fangs of course...because our kind of vamps don't have fangs...and of course we had to liberally apply body glitter! We MUST sparkle in the sunlight! And the final touch, was Edward himself...as her date...she did try to convince her Daddy to dress up as Edward, but he has about had it with all our swooning over our fave vamp lately and he refused...so Pocket Edward was her escort. She even hung him on the side of her pink pumpkin while trick or treating. She later told me he was actually better than having Daddy be Edward...after all...Daddy is the candy-aholic remember...PE was no threat to her stash!!