We usually find costumes in my MIL's costume bins but the costumes we found were either too small, too big or not the right fit for us or the kids. Well, actually David used the pumpkin costume from last year.
Since we couldn't find a costume for Aaron, we were racking our brains for ideas and David came up with the best idea!
We went home and started making Aaron's costume. I had a presentation board from Kahua so David cut off one of the panels and shaped it into a surfboard and wrote "Duke" on it. I had some Velcro in my craft bin that I never used which was then threaded through the board as Aaron's belt. We also safety pinned a strip of Velcro on his shirt and taped it to the board so it would stay straight. David also taped two drum sticks to the back of the board to reinforce it so it wouldn't bend. Put a Kukui nut lei and voilà!
This was at Hauula 3rd ward's Halloween party and he ended up winning "most creative/original" for the 0-3 age group. Raya got honorable mention since the judges later realized she was part of my costume.
Thank you to Mike and Jamie for letting us borrow their electrical tape!
She was the basketball to my basketball player!
Her little Asian squat!
The next pictures are at our ward's (Laie 4th) Trunk'n'Treat. David is Activities Chair and he and his committee did a really awesome job. The trunks had games the kids played to get their treats. There was a trunk with a fog machine, a gaming system and pumpkin bowling! Everyone there had fun!! After the kids went around there was a costume parade and prizes. Dinner was hot dogs and chips! YUM!!
Aaron was really sick and I forgot to give him some medicine so he was super grumpy and tired. He went around and got candy, then knocked out for the rest of the party.
(He also cut his foot earlier during the day hence the sports tape & paper towel bandage on his right foot!)
We went trick or treating in Laie on Saturday night. I had the kids in the bike trailer/stroller and Mailani, Hiilei and Makana came with us. Aaron and Raya ate on candy during the night. Raya would reach into Aaron's bucket and take his candy! Sometimes the houses wouldn't see Raya's bucket so Aaron would go, "Raya! Raya! Her candy!" We went down Moana and and it was so busy! We were out for 2 hours! It was a good night and I totally forgot to take pictures!
This was a really fun Halloween and we got plenty of uses out of our costumes!
David also had a really good time scaring people at PCC's Haunted Lagoon! He said some people commented that he made them pee their pants!