This year is busy. We're building a house and I'm pregnant, so there wasn't a huge heap of time for me to get costumes ready. I can still let the girls know they'll be princesses (I love turning my princesses into princesses) and they won't argue. Score! I made Blue Eyes a Sleeping Beauty dress straight from the pattern, only adding shoulder covers as the difference. I could have helped the dress stay up by using ribbon straps, but I prefer to cover my kids' skin a bit more than that. The Pink Blur was supposed to be Snow White. I just plain ran out of time and I'm pretty sad about that. She'd have been an adorable Snow White. Maybe next year. Cross your fingers. I did, however, luck out in the costume department because we already had a Cinderella dress from Halloween 2009. I didn't figure she would mind a hand-me-down costume this year.
The Hubs went as Frodo. He was able to use his Aragorn costume from 2007 and just change his hair and foot wear. I put curlers in his hair the night before to make it nice and curly. As for his feet...he made those hairier too. He shaved his legs and then used spirit gum to glue extra hair to his feet. I'm not kidding. They were pretty horrified at the office. But he WAS authentic in that part of his costume.
I was the fairy of PregnantLand. My entire costume consisted of fairy makeup and false eyelashes with glittery tips. It was comfy and quick. Which was fabulous. I wouldn't mind that every year. Except for the pregnant part.