Indiana Jones, this is one night you’ll never forget

When I was a kid, we didn’t have cable but we did have a family friend who gave us VHS tapes with an odd assortment of movies that my sisters and I loved. Our favourite tape had Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Beetlejuice, and La Bamba on it and we have watched these movies more than 5o times each.

Obviously, there would come a time I’d introduce David to the Indiana Jones trilogy and convince him that although Harrison Ford can do no wrong, Indie will always beat Han Solo in our house. Luckily David loves the movies and I love that he was on board with this costume.

Our visual reference:

What we bought/made:

  • Archeologist hat and scar kit from a Halloween prop store
  • Boys white dress shirt dyed tan and ripped (Old Navy)
  • Khaki jeans and sneakers (Target (USA))
  • Whip made from rope and brown Duct Tape (Michaels)
  • Vintage army bag from my mom
  • Papier-maché Sankara Stones

He had no interest in smiling, which I get. His heart was almost ripped out and he just had an epic battle on a bridge:

Here’s a recap of our past Halloween costumes. And if I’m lucky, I can convince David to be Ritchie Valens next year.

Side note: These papier-mâché pumpkins are so beautiful.

Happy Halloween!

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Mission: Halloween

David came home last Tuesday telling me there’s a Halloween dance on Thursday and he needed a costume… 9 days before Halloween and only 48 hours to make something, no problem! This is how it went down:

And here’s the thing, for some reason, I have it set in my mind that I needed to make it. After his breaking news that afternoon, I dragged David to Micheals, Old Navy and Home Depot and I was at home by 8:00 pm, guzzling down 4L of pop (I hate pop) so I could make an astronaut costume.

Pretty simple stuff:2

I’m not New York Fashion-week worthy but still, not bad for a gal who doesn’t sew.

1And, by the time Halloween night arrives he will of worn his costume to a school dance, school, soccer practice, Beavers and a Halloween party! My gawd, his costume is getting more wear than my wedding dress (and costs almost as much). So far David wore it to the dance and his only feedback was: “It’s not scary enough, I wish I was a zombie.”3 4 5

2014 and before.

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