Ingredients for a Scarylicious Halloween

Today is Halloween.  All the pancreases the country over, in particular those encased inside younger bodies, are cowering in fear.  All that sugar, aiiieeeeee.  If they could run away screaming, they would.  As it is they are hiding behind the stomachs, clutching their blankies and whimpering.

But Halloween is so much more than candy.  Here I have listed a few of the wonderful ingredients we have included in our Halloween this year, to make it extra special.

1.  Obsessive sewing of spooky Halloween dolls.
I bought the book Zombie Felties and have been having fun sewing patterns from that book and making some of my own.

I bought the book Zombie Felties and have been having fun sewing patterns from that book and making some of my own.  I modified their zombies into a zombie doctor, librarian, and bride and groom.

2.  A visit to Legoland, even though the kids are little old for Brick or Treat.

Legoland.Halloween

3.  Creepy yard decorations.
Our front yard was invaded by crabgrass, and I dug it all up. Just in time to put up a spooky graveyard. Always be careful to leave a plate out for the zombies, so they don't eat you. Or any stray kids.

Our front yard was invaded by crabgrass, so I dug it all up. Just in time to put up a spooky graveyard. Always be careful to leave a plate out for the zombies, so they don’t eat you. Or any stray kids.

4.  A mini graveyard.
You can't have too many graveyards on your property for Halloween.

You can’t have too many graveyards on your property for Halloween.

5.  An amazing mini haunted house.
I made this tiny haunted house out of two fruit boxes, a little wooden house that I spray painted, small figurines, coffins, and pumpkins, and votive candles. Yes, more mini stuff.  I like little things. See two of my other posts for more little things! (https://shibumo.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/turning-an-antique-printers-drawer-into-a-shelf-of-tiny-wonders/ and https://shibumo.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/microworlds/)

I made this tiny haunted house out of two fruit boxes, a little wooden house that I spray painted, small figurines, coffins, and pumpkins, and votive candles. Yes, more mini stuff. I like little things. See two of my other posts for more little things! Turning an Antique Printer’s Drawer into a Tiny Shelf of Wonders and Microworlds.

6.  Costumed kids.
The kids are older this year, so no more pirates or fairies. The kids went anime this year. Sam is Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist and Emma is Road Kamelot from D. Gray Man. I also got to dress Trevor as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control. He is covered in giant germs, including, of course, ebola. Down in the bottom corner we have Sam again, J.D. as Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist, and I am wearing a tee shirt I made with Izuma Curtis, the housewife.

The kids are older this year, so no more pirates or fairies. The kids went anime this year. Sam is Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist and Emma is Road Kamelot from D. Gray Man. I also got to dress Trevor as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control. He is covered in giant germs, including, of course, ebola. Down in the bottom corner we have Sam again, J.D. as Roy Mustang from Full Metal Alchemist, and I am wearing a tee shirt I made with Izumi Curtis on it.

7.  Finally, of course, Pumpkins, the orange heart of Halloween.
Pumpkin fun

Kids are never too old for a pumpkin patch, or for carving pumpkins. Emma paints one of hers every year, it was particularly evil looking this year!

In a few hours we will be heading out for the annual ritual of trading the candy I bought for the candy that our neighbors bought.  We will check out the Kalal’s haunted house down the street, and will go around the corner to see how insane the crazy people who rent out a storage unit to store all of their decorations have gotten this year in doing up their house and yard.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!

p.s.  Be kind to your pancreas.  Put down the Tootsie roll.  10 is enough.

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One response to “Ingredients for a Scarylicious Halloween

  1. Celia Abrams

    These are such great photos. I love the mini Halloween house and people.
    The kids costumes are wonderful _no surprise of course. Love Ceil

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