31 October 2011

Day 17 / 101 - Halloween Costumes

My children as Professor Snape and Hermoine, along with their cousins Harry Potter, Hedwig and the evil Lord Voldemort.
We have a rule around our home for Halloween.  The rule is your costume must tell a story.  You can't just be 'a viking' or 'a pirate'.  You need to be Erik the Red or Black Beard or Captain Hook.  You need to be a character.  And, you need to know that character pretty well before you go knocking on doors asking people for candy.  This enables us every October to dive into both History and Literature as we search for the perfect character for our Halloween costume.

Well, it should come as no surprise that our costumes this year center around the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  What happens to be even more fun, is that we have family donning similar attire.  Our costumes aren't complete in this photo, because we have some hair coloring to add, but a pre-Halloween photo shoot was necessary.  The real magic (and candy) happens tonight!


  1. Nice! Our girls are out with our neighbors' kids one of whom is an impressive Dumbledore - maybe they'll cross paths, lol

  2. Great costumes! And great rule.