We assembled a few costumes from things we had in the dress up box and DaddyB fashioned a whip for our junior lion tamer. I so love this photo with the cat in it, I might have to get a big print of it for the wall!
Taking inspiration from the internet (what did we do before pintrest?) B did an amazing job of our face painting. We bought some of the good snazaroo stuff this year after B had a nasty skin reaction last year to some of that $2 shop stuff. Ouch! He even did his own face this time, amazing huh?
We've been to Motat's Olde Hallows Eve twice before but I think this one was the biggest by far. There were people everywhere and most of them dressed up which made for a great atmosphere. It was a creepy carnival atmosphere, food vendors, a merry go round and entertainment on stage. There were quite a lot of actors and actresses there to entertain and spook people too. Just a wee bit spooky though, nothing like Spookers! I was glad that we made the effort this time and went all out with our makeup.
There was quite a bit that I didn't photograph, there was a spooky clown circus tent (for older kids/adults) and a craft area to make Halloween things. I think there was face painting somewhere too. It was pretty massive compared with other years. We did get our photo taken in their photo booth but unlike other years it wasn't on a green screen (which had been awesome and free!) and was just in front of a black curtain for $5. Still fun to have for our photo wall though. We hardly ever take family photos.
After checking out the haunted house and mirror maze (which I slightly freaked out in), our wee circus performers were keen to go in the costume parade. I put our names down on the list and all four of us got up on stage. Usually I'd be a little nervous being on stage and having people staring at me but being in full makeup and costume was strangely liberating. Not that I got up there and sang and danced or anything, but we made it into the final and I won a best costume rosette (and some old fashioned games for the kiddies)!
Despite insisting that they wanted to stay up till midnight, there was much yawning in the line for the parade and we left around 9:30pm. It was a fun night out. A little too crowded for me perhaps but a good time.