Last year, Santa brought the girls princess dresses to wear during our Disney trip. In a moment of insanity, I actually thought the girls would be able to wear those dresses for Halloween this year.
The blond twin outgrew her Ariel dress, but the brunette twin's Belle dress now fits her. It's a great, big ball gown that really makes her feel like a princess. She's thrilled to be Belle as in her words, "The yellow dress matches my blond hair." She's planning her hair and all the accessories.
The brunette twin presented a different problem. She outgrew her Belle dress and wanted to be a vampire. Part of the reason she wants to be a vampire comes from our recent trip to Six Flags Fright Fest. When we saw the show "Love at First Bite" there was a dark-haired female vampire. She wore a sexy vampire costume, complete with fishnet stockings and stiletto heels. This was the brunette twin's inspiration for her Halloween costume.
Add to the mix the fact that we live in Chicago, where the weather could be 80, but is more likely to be 40 and raining. The brunette twin needed something more age- and weather-appropriate.
Luckily, we found a floor-length gown she loves. It's purple velvet with lots of gold brocade. We added some plastic vampire teeth so she could be a princess vampire.
She's happy and we're happy. All is well for this Halloween.