The kids spent a lot of time worrying about what to do for Halloween. When Miki offered her church's trunk or treat, it was such a blessing to get that on our calendar! K wanted to go as Bellatrix Lestrange, NB wanted to be Steve?, and J wanted to be a zombie....or a ninja.....or, what is that costume over there? At any rate, we worked on all their ideas, and they came out pretty good!
|Hair Work Begins|
I loved the look of Bellatrix that Helena Bonham Carter portrayed in the movies, so I decided that K needed some truly tricked out hair. We started her out with a shower on Saturday, and then got down to business braiding her hair. LOTS of braids. Different sized braids. Braids made out of braids. It was a lot of work. Bill said I braided for about an hour. Needless to say, this is not something we do on a daily basis!
|Hair is Setting|
When it was all braided, we put it up in octopus clips, giving it an extra twirl. I'm not sure that helped add to the wackiness of it all, but it was fun to look upon! K even slept on it like this, which is a feat in and of itself!!
It was definitely worth all that work. She looked killer. Ha ha!
NB really wanted to be Steve?, from Minecraft. So we hit Costco before going to the house to pick up a box. Miki traded him boxes and gave him one of hers that actually fit the bill. She also provided the construction paper. NB did all the work on it, and I think it looked great! He even managed to put in eye holes that weren't too obvious, so he could see his way around without ruining the look.
Somehow I missed getting a shot of zombie boy, but Miki saved my butt on that one. She got a picture at the photo booth at the church. The older boys opted out of the trunk or treat, but were hoping their siblings would give them candy. I don't know that's going to happen, we'll see!