Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

This year Elena and Clara started thinking of costumes for Halloween way back on their birthday. They wanted a costume party. Clara begged for a werewolf costume, which we bought with the understanding that she'd also wear it for Halloween. Elena wanted to dress up as a pop star. You might recall that when their birthday rolled around they both dressed as Irish dancers instead. Fast forward to tonight - a not-too-dark, not-too-stormy night.
But, because it's autumn, it was still just the right amount of spooky. 

 And it was made spookier by the fact that Elena decided to ditch the pop star outfit and use dress-up materials we had to be a vampire.  Clara did wear her werewolf outfit, but decided against the mask.  And so we had fun with facepaint and spookified the night even more.
Ferocious, double-set-of-teeth werewolf.
A very-terrifyingly posed Elena (really, she was freaking us out with how she kept doing this!).
And a growly, scowly witch.  It seemed to round out the old-school Halloween characters we had going on. 

Steve opted out of dress up to instead be our photographer.

We walked down the street to a friend's house for a fantastic Halloween party.

With TONS of kids.  It was hard to keep track of how many there were.

After trying to round them all up for pictures we headed to the streets.  We made quite pack!  It was so joyous to see them running with their friends in the dusk, feeling confident in their neighborhood and secure in their lives.  The candy part of Halloween can get crazy, but going to say hi to people door to door pretty much rocks.

Now we're all ready for bed.  Happy Halloween!!

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