We’ve had a few costumes over the years. I got nostalgic, flipping through old photos of the boys when they used to have chubby cheeks and didn’t know that you could eat the candy. The good old days. I thought I’d show you what they’ve been over the years as not all of them are on this blog.
In 2006, BigBrother (not quite one yet) was a lion.
We now refer to the costume as Little Lion Man (thank you, Mumford & Sons). The cute is overwhelming. So are his cheeks.
In 2007, while I was hugely pregnant with LittleBrother, BigBrother was a, shocking, firefighter.
He wore our favorite brand of firefighter costume, Aeromax. Love.
In 2008, LittleBrother was not quite a year old and BigBrother was almost three. We rocked our first theme with Flounder and Sebastian. (kind of.)
Technically, BigBrother is more of a lobster, but that costume is from — wait for it — 1991? My grandmother made it for my little brother. Awesome. More awesome: I was Ariel that year — and too big to be trick-or-treating. Also, we didn’t get a good picture of the two of them together in their themed costumes.
Notice LittleBrother has a tear falling from his eye. So sad.
In 2009, I got another theme thanks to their love of Toy Story. And, quite possibly, the cutest pictures. Ever.
Seriously. Best Halloween cuteness. Ever.
In 2010, my boys broke up with my theme idea (weep, woe) and picked their own costumes.
BigBrother was Waldo, as he fell in love with the books that year.
LittleBrother was an Alien from Toy Story.
Last year, the boys got back with the theme idea and dressed as Mario and Luigi from Super Mario Bros. And it was funny/awful. Remember?
And this year? 2012 will be a theme year again, because we’re rocking Darth Vader and an ARF Trooper. Oh yes, Star Wars costumes, represent!
I have this severe case of sad because, while this picture (and the rest of them) are incredibly cute… you can’t see any of my cute little boys! No cheeks. No eyelashes. No wicked grins. No sparks in eyes, mischief waiting to escape. But know this: They are happy. Oh so happy.
And while I love the fall color in Halloween costume photos, this series really works best in black and white. And by works best I mean that it makes me giggle.
And just in case you thought the Dark Side was all bad, good exists over there. Friendship exists.
Mostly because they can’t see each other or talk. That always helps. You should also know that LittleBrother was Darth-breathing for all of his pictures.
If you’ve already taken your Halloween costume photos this year (which, if you haven’t, do so today before the weather goes to pot), come share them over at BlogHer. When you do snap a photo or two — at parties this weekend or out trick-or-treating next week — come share them then; I love seeing everyones’
kids goblins in costume.