The days before Halloween were dedicated to my costume and it's been much easier then past years. This year we are going as Scooby Doo characters I am Velma. In past years I have made a full body spandex wrestlers costume for my husband, Olivia the pig for me, Marie Antoinette skirt with my sister in-law, Woody, and Dog costumes for my kids, oh yes and the cape for Super Petra. Halloween is definitely our family's favorite holiday and my with my sister it's even bigger. I think part of the reason I love Halloween is the creativity behind decorating and making costumes.When people ask me how long I have been sewing or where I learned to sew it goes back to making costumes with my Mom. I still remember the year she made me a ballerina costume and now I know how hard working with that tulle must have been for her. One of the first costumes we really made together was the year I was a clown. We made a green and blue clown costume with pom poms and brickabrack. I must have been in 3rd grade. These days with my kids and the huge choice of costumes available I have not been able to make one for them for a few years. There are some costumes that really make more sense to buy but I look forward to the day I can make costumes with both of my kids and they can learn how to sew.