Category Archives: trick or treat


We’re Off to See the Wizard!

As promised the final outcome of the costumes in 2010- The Tin Man and Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. An unprecedented amount of candy came home with my Trick or Treators!

Next year we are going to characters from one of my all time favorite movies, The Sound of Music! Cant wait to work on the costumes!

The Ghost of Halloween Past!

My mom has been making Halloween costumes for over 40 years (just to clarify, I have an older sister). She has quite a following, as people who have seen and marveled at her work, began to look foward to her next creation. Many neighbors still talk about her stunning masterpieces.
Each year, hours were dedicated to selecting the pattern & fabric and sewing elaborate costumes. Many pieces were sewn by hand – every stitch was done with love. The tradition continues now that my mom, “Marmee” makes costumes for her 3 grandsons. This year is no exception….. trick or treating in the Norther Virginia suburbs will be the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. Pics will be on the blog on Monday.

For fun – some pictures included from the 70s and 80s. Happy Halloween!