Happy Halloween from the Miller family.
Watch how the Nala Hat is made:
I love Halloween, it has always been a favorite holiday of mine. I love dressing up, going to parties, eating candy, and visiting with my friends and neighbors as we go door to door. I’ve always loved themed costumes from the time I was little and my mom dressed me and my twin brother up in matching costumes every year.
I look forward to making costumes every year. I made all of these head pieces using baseball hats, cardboard, felt, fleece, fur, and lots of hot glue. I feel like I get to sculpt with textiles. We brainstorm well in advances and I have a few rules before I make anything.
- No face paint, I hate paint on my face because I have acne and with kids it gets everywhere.
- Easy to wear, I’ve learned that the parties are way more fun when we feel comfortable. I also want my kids to be able to get in and out of them easy.
- Something we are all excited to be. We all agree and we all have fun. (Someday we won’t agree and that is when I think this tradition will come to an end. Each year I say, this might be the last year and each year I’m surprised the family easily agrees on what to be.)
The last few years, as my kids have gotten older, I have let them pick the family costumes we were going to make. In the last three years we have done the Teletubbies, Shawn the Sheep, and a Nature Scene. This year I brought 4 options to my kids and they picked The Lion King. Yesterday I found out my four-year-old and my three-year-old have never seen the Lion King. They picked it because my two oldest were excited to be lions. We watched it as a family Sunday afternoon. The kids were so cute as they watched every character come onto the screen and they would say, “There is Navy!” For Nala, “Ezra you did that” for Simba, and “Dad is acting funny!” When they saw Rafiki. We got the bright idea and thought it would be funny to act it out so we got all dressed up and headed up the canyon. We had a blast and can’t wait for all the partying we will do this week in celebration for Halloween.
What do you think of our costumes?