Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It's our oldest's last year of trick-or-treating so she picked the "theme" for this year's costumes....Gilligan's Island.

For those not in the know, Gilligan's Island was a tv show that aired in the 1960's that featured a group of castaways stuck on a deserted island.  There was the Skipper (captain of the S.S. Minnow), Gilligan (the first mate), Ginger Grant (the movie star), Mary Ann (girl next door), The Professor, and Thurston and Lovey Howell (the millionare and his wife).   We own the DVD's of the shows three seasons and often watch them on long trips.  The kids love the show! 

K chose to be Ginger, of course.  I'm not sure how it was decided who the rest were to be but I was told that P would be Gilligan, M the Professor, and B Mary Ann.   I really thought that M would want to be Mary Ann and was a bit perplexed as to why she insisted on being the Professor.  That is until she informed me that she wanted to be the Professor because and I quote, "He's the smartest one!".

P had a costume party to attend on Friday so he was the first to get dressed up.

Little Things to Sew Bucket Hat and thrifted red turtleneck turned into a collar shirt using Ottobre Design 01/10 #36 for the collar and placket

Ginger, I mean K, had a costume/birthday party to attend on Saturday...

For her costume, my mom altered a formal dress that I wore 17 years ago and she also loaned her a pair of fancy high heels.  The red wig was from Jo-ann Fabrics.

The 2 little girls had to wait until tonight to dress up...


The Professor's white shirt and tan pants are from the thrift store while Mary Ann's red gingham shirt is Ottobre Design 01/10 #15.  Mary Ann's wig is from Jo-ann Fabric also.

The kids had great fun trick-or-treating as did us adults!

My Mary Ann, you've grown up!


Yikes, Zombies!


  1. They look great! Clever idea, Cindy

  2. Thanks, Justine! The kids had a lot of fun with it.


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