Above is Mazzy in her Corduroy costume (ineligible for any awards, I wouldn't want her to sweep!) I still have no idea if she knew what was happening on Monday— besides that strangers give you candy and CANDY IS THE BEST THING EVER. I'm actually surprised that she hasn't tried to randomly ring any of our neighbor's doorbells since. It's probably just a height thing. If she had a step stool, I bet she'd be all over it.
One of the greatest things about Halloween this year (besides a seemingly unlimited supply of Kit Kats) was seeing all of your kids in their costumes.
There were almost 100 Halloween photos submitted on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage. Every one of them was adorable and I was incredibly impressed with your ingenuity, your craftiness and your ability to get your kids into even the most cumbersome of outfits.
I was so impressed that I will be stealing your ideas next year.
However. I couldn't possibly feature all of the photos today. I am but a one woman operation with a headcold.
So without further ado, I present…
THE 1ST MOMMY SHORTS HALLOWEEN COSTUME AWARDS
Most Morbid: Brain-eating Ruby Jane as a Zombie Baby
Most Delicious: Tie between Graham as Bacon and Hazy as a Cupcake
Most Likely to Beat Ariel at Her Own Game: Suzie as a Mermaid
Best Tribute to the '80s: Sabrina as a Monchichi
Most Welcome Mel Gibson Alternative: McClain as William Wallace from Braveheart
Best Rehab Results: Angeline as a Tootsie Roll (Angeline was Lindsey Lohan in the Cheap-Ass Costume post)
Most Worldly and Most Economical: Jackson as a Venetian Gondolier
Best Lawn Ornament: Sam as a Friendly Garden Gnome
Most Random Animal Costume: Warren as a Sea Otter
Worst Decision Maker: Zoe Jayne as a Dorothy/Red Riding Hood Hybrid
Best Use of Excess Material: George as a Hot Dog
Most Hardcore: Tie between Nathan as a Rock Star and Katja as a Cow
Least Frightening: Raina as a Ghost Princess
Likely Most Costume Best: Kai as Yoda
Least Random Array of Siblings: Abby as The Queen Of Hearts, Kate as Alice and Kayson as The Mad Hatter
Most Likely to Get Swept Away By a Hurricane: Dad as Uncle Henry, Mom as Auntie Em and Anna as Dorothy
Most Likely to Cause Mayhem in Bedrock: Raya as Pebbles and Kallen as BamBam
Most Impressive Use Of A Bathroom Mat: Vivian as her Lovey, Lambie
Most Awesome Use of a Double Thumbs-up: Oisin as a Chick Magnet
Best Zoolander Pose: Ella as a Cat
Most Wanted: Chase as a Smurf (getting arrested)
Most Likely To Make Me Use Google, Feel Old and Download a New Song: AJ as the Party Rock Robot
Least Evil: Lucie Jane (the winner of the Evil Baby Glare-Off) as a very tramutized Pea in a Pod
Best Introduction to a Movement I Had No Idea Existed: Katie, Jared and Jack as Steampunk Kids
Best Overall Costume: I couldn't pick it myself. I selected my top ten from the photos above and I'm putting it to a vote. Winner gets bragging rights and a Mommy Shorts Mug of their choice.
You've got all weekend to vote and the winner will be announced on Monday. I know that you REALLY WANT THAT MUG.
Now. Who's still got Halloween candy left? Because I depleted my stash last night and I might start harassing people for Kit Kats. Or Twix Bars. Or maybe some Peanut M&M's…
Just keep your Sweettarts and your Milk Duds to yourself, alright?
Have a good weekend!
— Mommy Shorts