WWW for Halloween: Samurai, three ninjas and a Japanese princess

Here is what we wore this year for Halloween. We love family themes. DH is totally into making his own costumes and spends weeks working on them. He has always wanted to make his own samurai armor.  This costume was the hardest yet--he worked on it day and night cutting and melting plastic pieces, painting them, drilling hundreds of holes, and spending hours lacing the pieces together. He even made a samurai helmet and a mask. It was touch and go whether he was going to finish in time but he did it! I am so impressed with his handmade samurai costume. I wore a kimono with an obi belt, umbrella, fan and the traditional sandals. The three kids all wanted to be ninjas. DD says that when she grows up she wants to be a detective, and inventor and a ninja. I asked her how many kids she wants when she grows up and she said "None, because if I'm a ninja I can't carry around kids with me--they'll slow me down!" She even colored some ballet slippers with a black Sharpie, and went to ballet dressed as a ninja. We had a lot of fun this year. Happy Halloween!

1-10: Ninjas in action!
11-16: DH's costume in progress
17-8. Inspiration pic for his samurai armor
Previous years:
19. 2010. DH made himself into a space shuttle with rocket booster.
20. 2012. Mermaids, diver and Nemo fish. DH made a papier mache scuba tank with a bubble blowing machine to blow bubbles out the top.
21. 2013. Space theme. DH made a Neil Armstrong costume by spray painting garden coveralls silver and sewing patches on
22. 2014. The Incredibles!

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33 Comments

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    You and hubs win Best Halloween Family Costumes of all time, Natalie. I AM WOWED.

    Killer to the power of Killer Deluxe - and your kids could not be more adorable and cute. MY WORD. 

  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    I'm super impressed with all your husband's effort -- the costume looks so authentic. And with the overall cuteness of your family!

  • Thin White Duchess replied 3 years ago

    THIS IS AMAZING and your family is adorable!!!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Your husband is such a good sport about dressing up.  I am so impressed with his samurai costume.  I had to make one for DS1 when a sixth grader (12) for his school project.  We used fake leather and all the lacing took forever.  In those days he could take a sword to school.    You all look terrific.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 3 years ago

    Your super hero costumes are amazing as is your current theme.  Fabulous job and lifetime memories for you and your children.  

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Omg! Super incredibly fab! Love your family costumes.

  • Meredith replied 3 years ago

    This makes me smile. You all are amazing! So fun!

  • lari replied 3 years ago

    amazing!!! you all look great in all photos - great ideas and lots of fun!!! thanks for sharing!

  • Jjsloane replied 3 years ago

    You guys look great! I can semi-relate as my DH spent the last 2 weeks turning our garage into a Mad Scientist Lab for the Trick-or-treaters. It's a new theme each year (We had a ghost pirate ship off the front of the house one year) He also finished as the first kids arrived. 

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    Fantastic - a beautiful ninja family.

  • catgirl replied 3 years ago

    Outstanding as always. Your DH should understand your fashion obsession given his own drive to make this costume!

  • Susie replied 3 years ago

    BIG FUN! Your family themes are so fab and I am so impressed with your husband's creativity and hard work. Your children are too precious!

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Awesome costumes! Your kids are such good sports too. Mine usually want to be completely different things.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Natalie those are some of the absolutely best costumes I have ever seen and DH's takes the cake. Love DD's attitude - I hope by time she grows up Ninjas have adequate child care available!

  • Maneera replied 3 years ago

    Your husband is super duper talented! All the outfits are great, but I especially love the Samurai costume and the hard work gone into it shows. You all look great!

    Ps: Your kids are so so adorable!

  • anne replied 3 years ago

    Wow you all look great, but your DH's attention to detail is just amazing!

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    Your children will have incredible memories!  You all look creative and terrific.  Double score for you, because you get to look cool and pretty, too!

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    I love your outfits, not just this years, but the past years also. I love how the whole family fits in each year's concept. Really creative and wonderful!

  • Diana replied 3 years ago

    Amazing! I'm really impressed by DH's samurai armor! I've seen the real thing up close - my dad's best friend owns a set (he's a collector/sometime dealer in Japanese artifacts) and it is displayed in his house! Kinda scary if you're not expecting to see it there, I gotta say....). Anyway, your DH's facsimile is really very good!

    And you look gorgeous and your kids are the most adorable ninjas ever!

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Oh, my, how amazing! What cute, clever, fun, and impressive costumes. Your husband's creation is incredible, yes, and getting the whole family costumed so successfully is no small feat, either. I remember the Incredibles! I was blown away by that one, too!

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    Love these photos - your family really celebrates Halloween in a big way.  I was a teacher and next to Christmas, my student absolute favorite was Halloween. Great memories for your kids.

  • Marley replied 3 years ago

    These photos just put a BIG smile on my face!  Your family is adorable - and wow - that samurai costume is impressive!  Thank you for sharing!

  • Adelfa replied 3 years ago

    I love your Halloween posts! This year is the best of course, and I also love the recaps--thank you!

  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 3 years ago

    Your family is awesome. 

  • deb replied 3 years ago

    Absolutely Wonderful!!!!

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    So good! I'm really impressed!

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    Your family has the best Halloween spirit ever - I love the common theme for all your costumes! DH is amazing in his handywork and stamina -wow!

  • E replied 3 years ago

    Oh I love seeing the past years as well! You guys are awesome & this brought a huge smile to my face. :D

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    Yes I agree - big smile here, just so awesome and cute and fun!!

  • Vildy replied 3 years ago

    What a cool family you are!  Delightful pictures.

  • citygirldc replied 3 years ago

    You guys are all adorable. Perfect Halloween family costumes.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    I love that you coordinated. Great costumes!

  • Echo replied 3 years ago

    Amazing. ALL of your family costumes are amazing, but this year takes the cake! Each and every one of you looks fabulous, and the dedication your DH has for creating his costume is impressive. I LOVE your photos.

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