Taking inspiration from Chistopher and Tia , I am posting a Halloween flashback. I don't have any photos of me as a kid at Halloween- my dad was the photographer and I guess got home after we had left to trick or treat. He was really much more of a posed portrait kind of guy than a snapshot taker anyway.
Anyway, back when I first became a mom, I remembered that I had as a very little kid worn cool costumes made by my mom. So to me that meant that mom's made costumes. So here are some of my attempts:
This was a Dalmatian costume I made, and I had actually made it for him the year before, and he refused to even try it on that year!
This was my first Halloween with 2 kids, and I guess by then had gotten over my overachiever tendencies, because the Power Ranger costume was store bought, and my younger son is wearing the clown suit I made for his brother's first Halloween.
This was the year my boys were Batman and Robin! I have no photos of them together, because Robin was deathly afraid of Batman. The Batman suit was homemade from a pattern, the Robin suit was storebought. I think this was the last costume I ever made from scratch using a pattern, after this I discovered the joys of doctoring premade clothes with paint or sewn on appliques (the elaborate Elvis costume made from a white sweatsuit is a story for another day!). I think the year after the Batman suit, the boy requested a Superman suit he saw at KMart that had "the muscles already in it".