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October 31, 2010

super halloween

Filed under: carmen, family, holidays, moseley, sewing — Jana @ 11:18 pm

Maybe you already knew, and maybe not… but I have a slight obsession with the super mario bros.  I love everything mario, the smily faces on the distant hills, the black and white checkered floors… you name it.   Maybe it’s the geek in me but whatever,  when carmen asked me to if she could be princess peach this year, I got really excited.

I didn’t like the already made princess peach costumes online, and have a bit of an over confidence thing about thinking I can do anything if I put my mind to it… even if I have no prior experience in such things.  I sewed her this gown, which I ended up being happy with.  It is not perfect by any means, and I learned a lot sewing my first ever dress.  Umm, zippers?  Hello, hard.  But Carmen loved it, and when she puts it on she says “everyone is going to think I look fab-li-ous”.


So of course I had to make My little Mose the main Mario man himself. (I love the look on his face in that one)

I couldn’t resist making Lee the Luigi to Moseley’s Mario.  and I finished off the whole thing as toad the mushroom.

The kids had a ton of fun going to the trunk or treat with their cousin Claire.  Moseley was totally digging trying to say trick or treat, and getting handed as much candy as his heart desired.  He was in hog heaven.


Afterward Lee and I hit up a Halloween party sans kids, and I decided I would ditch the toad costume and be a sister wife with a few of my girlfriends.  For any of you who didn’t get to see this in person, here you go…

you’re welcome.

Legit, no?



  1. I laughed so hard at your cuuuuuuuuuute pictures, Jana! You did such a great job on all the costumes! We missed being with you and seeing them, but this is nice to get to see them by blog. You’re so talented! I love the sister wife costume too and having other “sisters” to cook, clean, watch the kids, etc, wouldn’t be too bad… ;)
    Sumre love and miss you!

    P.S. If this is my second comment, just disregard as I’m not sure what happened to my first comment…

    Comment by UtahGrandma — November 1, 2010 @ 6:21 am

  2. RAD. All of it.

    Comment by Krystal — November 1, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  3. LOVE the outfits. SO wish I was talented like you. how did you get your hair all huge like that?? a bumpit? and the fishtail braid, legit for real.

    Comment by jpbrech — November 1, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

  4. I love it, that dress is adorable. You make a very hot sister wife :)

    Comment by Robyn — November 1, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

  5. frickin awesome

    Comment by Tami — November 1, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

  6. I love the smoldering sister wife glare.

    And your amazing Mario costumes. No one should ever attempt Mario costumes again. There is just no beating this.

    Comment by littleredwren — November 1, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

  7. mose is rad in that pic. and you are MY hot sister wife. i love this post. i need a visit tommorow im bored…

    Comment by lauren — November 2, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  8. Fab-li-ous doesn’t even cut it. Frickin amazing!! We are huge fans of Mario Bros too. Brenden put together his own Luigi costume, and Miles HAD to be a lion after watching an episode of The Super Mario Super Show that had lions in it. Needless to say, they LOVED your costumes. :)

    And you as a sister wife? Please…it’s just sick how awesome it is. How the crap did you get your hair to do that?!

    Comment by (me)linda — November 2, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

  9. WOW!! I haven’t read blogs for months. LOVE the halloween costumes. And…is that a frickin fish tail braid????? hahahaha!! so dang funny!!!

    Comment by Linds — November 5, 2010 @ 8:08 am

  10. Holy shiz, I just went through so many emotions with that post, the last being total fright! You are the scariest, most realistic polygamist I have ever seen. I got the heebie jeebies all over!

    I love you and your mario brothers family. So cute, crafty and just fab.

    Comment by kat clark — November 12, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

  11. I want a Princess Peach costume for my 4 year old, Would you be willing to sell it or make one and me pay you? I absolutly hate the one that is for sale on Amazon!

    Comment by Jennifer — July 29, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

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