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Did anybody's children dress up for Halloween? What cute costumes did you use/see?

My favorite that I saw today were an eight month old strawberry, a three year old lady bug and a five year old Merida (from the movie Brave).
 
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I'll have the neighborhood kids coming by later this evening. I always see some costumes that amaze me. I'll report back with any I see this year.
 
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Just saw a five month old sheep. (My building has a lot of very young children)
 
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Had one early-comer so far -- a cute skeleton complete with facial paint. Mom was dressed as a witch.
 
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Early? What time to folks start trick or treating in Austin? In NY, it generally starts as soon as school lets out. My apartment building started later because people get home later.
 
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My son went as iron man

The way we do halloween here is that our "community" is really about 60 houses on 3 streets. There are a cul-de-sacs each at 2 ends. Every year one of the 2 cul de sacs "hosts" halloween, and host I mean we setup tables and have a halloween potluck at 6:30. Around 7, half the parents run home, and the other halves start collecting the kids. all the kids swarm the houses as a group. The swarm doesn't stick together, but there is some semblance of the kids going in as a group. It just keeps kids safer to go as a group. I live close to one of the cul de sacs, and the younger kids usually are done by 7:30

The older kids usually come later
 
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:Every year one of the 2 cul de sacs "hosts" halloween, and host I mean we setup tables and have a halloween potluck at 6:30.

Wow. That sounds like a lot of fun!
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Early? What time to folks start trick or treating in Austin?

Not until after dark. Peak time is from about 7:30 to 9:00PM.

We got a pretty good crowd coming through. It's odd, but it varies wildly from year to year. Last year was pretty sparse. This year, we easily got about 3x as much. Not sure what the variable is. It's not the weather, or the evening on which it falls.

Saw some really cool costumes. There was a great samurai. A Black Swan (like the movie) with her friend, the White Swan. The Cat in the Hat. Two nerd-ettes, complete with glasses held together with tape.

My favorite was the little girl (4 or 5 years old) from across the street. She was dressed as a Flapper Girl, complete with pearls and the feathered headband, and she even did the Charleston for me. So cute. Her parents were also in full 1920's regalia. Well done!
 
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This year's pumpkins.



The Peanuts pumpkin proved very popular with both the kids and the adults:

 
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Bear: Nice! Did you make them?
 
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Can't take all credit -- I prepped them, and added the lighting, but my partner did the artwork (all freehand).

My favorite was the Creature from the Black Lagoon:



which he freehanded fro a photo still from the movie displayed on his iPad.
 
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No kids, but my niece (7) went as Nancy Drew, complete with magnifying glass, and my other niece (5) went as the toenail fairy, which to her is a logical extrapolation from the tooth fairy. It's going to be fascinating watching them grow up.
 
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Toenail fairy!
 
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I'm the handsome fella on the right :P



Did you guys know I'm actually a bartender?

 
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