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Halloween Costume

Cherrypops | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Hi Everyone,

Normally we don’t do Halloween at our house like some of you might do.

This year Thomas was invited to a Birthday/halloween party.

So I said he could go, and we went shopping to find an outfit, but Thomas didn’t want to look like everyone else, capes and fake teeth etc so I thought about what he could be and decided to make a costume.

Everyone thought he was the best looking scary kid there.

He even had the ‘voice’ of Beetlejuice. It was great!



  1. Josefly | | #1

    Great costume, and equally scary make-up. I think your son and my grandson are about the same age...six?...a precious thing to watch them grow. My Tyler dressed as the Karate Kid.

    1. Cherrypops | | #2

      Nearly same age. Thomas is 6 next March.

      Karate Kid, I loved that movie! I bet Tyler looked great too.

      The parents recognised Beetlejuice, needed to explain it to his friends.

      We didn't have trick or treaters at our house this year. Other suburbs did street parties etc.

  2. SAAM | | #3

    Hi Cherrypops,Your son looks wonderful. You did a great job with his costume. This was the first year that I didn't have any children dressing up for Hallowe'en. My youngest at 15 decided she was too old for all that. She's sitting at home watching old monster movies with a friend tonight, so no costume-making for me. :( We did carve pumpkins, though. Usually my husband does the work, but this year I carved my own pumpkin with the face of the sun, a first for me.Sherry

    1. Cherrypops | | #4

      Thanks Sherry,

      Thomas came home with a plastic pumpkin from the party and asked if we could put a torch inside it.

      I've been showing him pictures online of how others celebrate.

      The birthday boy's mother's sister lives in the US so she organised for her to go shopping and send a box of party things over. We have party stores but not a huge dedicated Halloween Store. They decorated the party area very well, and had Halloween games. It was good fun.

      Does you daughter have a favourite monster movie?




      1. SAAM | | #5

        Actually her favorite lately is the animated movie Nightmare Before Christmas. She loves the songs. She wanted to watch it tonight but the video store didn't have it in. Instead she and her friend watched Dawn of the Dead. From what I could hear, there was lots of groaning and crashing. My daughter and husband believe it should have been called Mall of the Dead because it took place in a mall.Sherry

        1. Cherrypops | | #6

          Nightmare Before Christmas is a fantastic movie. We have it, Thomas likes it, he's into the Dress-ups and Music doesn't care for the story and certainly not scared easily.

          The 3d version has just hit our Cinemas. I hope to go see that.

          We love all Tim Burton!

          Must make note of Dawn of the Dead. Sound interesting.


          1. SAAM | | #7

            My gang had a good time with it. It's not my cup of tea. And I don't think it would be appropriate for your little one for several years yet; lots of blood and guts, according to my husband. Though very funny (unintentionally, I think) according to my daughter.Sherry

          2. Cherrypops | | #8

            Thomas hasn't watched many scary movies. I don't have many of them. I've seen many when I was younger.

            Thanks for the heads up on Dawn of the Dead. I hadn't heard of it. I haven't watched those types of movies in years.

            There are so many movies the little one wants to watch but I draw the appropriate line.

            He has his 'g' rating dvd shelf. I will keep to the wiggles and disney for a while yet.

          3. GailAnn | | #9

            Very cute Beetlejuice!

  3. MaryinColorado | | #10

    So cute, but scary of course too!  Great costume.  Way to go!  Mary

  4. rodezzy | | #11

    Oh that was a priceless, wonderful picture.  I wish I had a child to make up.  My grands party was cancelled and didn't get to make her costume.  But most of the kids that I know don't like to dress up.

    Thomas looks extra cute and "scary" (giggle) in his costume.  Great, great job.  Oh boy he must have had fun.

    1. Gloriasews | | #13

      Your granddaughter must have been terribly disappointed about the party being cancelled, as well as her costume being made - she was so looking forward to both.  Maybe next year . . .

      We carved a pumpking & put a candle in it.  We had 55 kids (all costumed) to the door last night from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  Even some of the parents wore costumes (Dracula & Big, Bad Wolf) - they walk the kids through the neighbourhood.  Little ones as small at 1 yr. old wore costumes, too - cute - but, I have a problem with that.  The kids don't understand what's going on & you just know that the parents will be eating all the candy (rather than staying at home & giving out the candy).  :(  Poor sports, eh?


      1. rodezzy | | #14

        Yes, she and her girlfriend were sorely disappointed.  But, I had no control over that one.

        Sounds like you guys had a good bunch of ghouls and goblins to feed through the evening hours.  Great show.  Good fun.  I used to dress up too and take my son around the neighborhood when he was little.  Great fun.  I've always loved holidays.


        1. Gloriasews | | #18

          Yes, one of us used to take the kids around the neighbourhood when they were little, too - the other one of us stayed home to dish out the goodies - we took turns each year.  It WAS fun!


  5. Gloriasews | | #12

    Very cute costume!  Great makeup, too!  You sent him off in style!

    I can see by your photo that your summer is nigh - sun is very high in the sky.  Ours is just the opposite - getting lower every day (but still no snow on the ground - so that's a plus - makes winter shorter).  By Dec 21, our sun just clears a 2-storey rooftop to the south - after that, it starts rising again - yay!


  6. maggiecoops | | #15

    Hi Cherrypops, my youngest children are 32, but that doesnt stop them dressing up for Halloween. I'm going to try and upload a photo of son no3 in his Halloween costume. Cross fingers it works. looks like it didnt work again

    Edited 11/1/2007 7:27 pm ET by maggiecoops

    1. maggiecoops | | #16

      Oh well, I saw the files uploading but nothing showed up, so here goes nothing, another attempt.

    2. Cherrypops | | #17

      How wonderful. I'm a fan of dress-ups, I'll have to find my photos. Never to old! ( I am 37).


      1. maggiecoops | | #19

        Well Cherrypops,try as I might, all I get is a frustrating make sure file is a valid file type on your machine, or filetype,filetype.  I have absolutely no problems uploading to the web, sending attachments, receiving attachments. There's no way my machine and the upload function are going to play nicely together. It is so frustrating. Thanks again for posting the PDF doc.

  7. dionna | | #20

    I love the outfit he looks great I will have to post my son picture he was a bag of M&M candy I will post his picture later he's sleep he's not feeling well 

    1. Cherrypops | | #21

      hi dionna,

      I'd love to see that photo...Hope your son is feeling better soon, Thomas has been unwell for the past week. ready to go back to school on Monday.


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    blondie2sew | | #22

    Hey there MS CherryPThomas looks well of course adorable!! He's too cute to be scary!!I am just popping by to see what all have been up too...my life has been a bit crazy but I have some projects I want to do for me...just for an escape!!Miss ya girlieBlondie

    Edited 11/24/2007 12:30 am by blondie2sew

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