- The Kids Love It- candy and dress up... what could be bad from there point of view
- No Homework- Teachers spare the parents from fighting with the kids to get it done
- Older people with out kids have the joy of having complete strangers come to there door and they are happy to see them.
- Smiles all around Parents love watching the excitement of there kids and reminisce of their childhoods
- Low cost you don't go into debt for Halloween- some costumes and candy. Homemade costumes are given there props.
- No major family commitments hopefully.
- No clean house required.
- No holiday let down like after Christmas because you still have Christmas and thanksgiving
I Made both the kids costumes this year which was nice. My son has wanted store bought since he was 4 so it was nice to make his this year he was a Bat. I made wings and stuffed them for the bones in the wings and sewn them on to the tee.
My daughter wanted to be a butterfly princess. So I started with the wings I found them at a rite aid i was going to make them there is actually videos on utube how to do it. Then I found the great fabric at JoAnns. So I started sewing Thurs night at 9:00 and finish at 3:00 am. (the cape was made quickly in about 1/2 hour in he morning) I used a store bought pattern for the top part of the dress (sleeping beauty wedding dress) which i put a velour back on so she could use the dress for play. (last year she never worn the dress again because she could not get in it on her own.) Then I drafted a bottom since i wanted it 2 layers and wanted a com bind affect. I also drafted the cape. I added slits so the wings could show while being worn. I made a tutu crinoline for under the dress for the puff affect. The front of the skirt was cut on the bias and grew all day. So by nighttime I sewn the hem just to get it out of the way. Tim Gun would have not be proud.