I failed the Gallery challenge to find my favourite photo last week.. Even after I’d gone to the trouble of trying to bribe the eternally wonderful Spudballoo I just couldn’t find the right image. In the end I crawled away defeated.

But not this week. As soon as Tara announced that the new theme was ‘The Colour Red’ to tie in with Halloween. I knew exactly the image I wanted.

We’ve become bigger fans of Halloween as our family has grown and they’ve gradually got a little braver. The Boy Wonder loves the idea of travelling in convoy around the neighbourhood, collecting sweets from friendly, pumpkin displaying folk. The lit pumpkin is the symbol of said friendly folk – if there’s no pumpkin, we’re not going in…. However, much as the BW loves the sweet collecting aspect, he’s never been one for letting me make him look truly revolting. Instead we go for a sanitised Halloween look every year, something that he can look at in the mirror and not be scared to death – fair enough I suppose.

Then the 5yo came along. Little Miss Contrary, who’s scared of nothing and WANTS to look REALLY scary. At last! Last year we decided to play it relatively safe. It was her first Halloween outing and I didn’t want it to be her last. Heroes was the big show at the time, so we dressed her up as a dead cheerleader…. I know… nice.

She really got into the role. I can’t wait to see what she’s going to come up with this year…


 

Who killed the Cheerleader?
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24 thoughts on “Who killed the Cheerleader?

  • October 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm
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    Brilliant brilliant! She looks, aww shoot don’t tell her, but she looks SO CUTE!

  • October 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm
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    She does look wicked cute πŸ™‚ A cross between the cheerleader and Maya the crying-death girl!

  • October 19, 2010 at 7:17 am
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    I’m no fan of Halloween & this picture reminds me why – it’s scary!! Fabulous (but I qwouldn’t want to meet her in a dimly lit alley!)

  • October 19, 2010 at 9:08 am
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    Cute?! This photo scares the bejesus out of me!

  • October 19, 2010 at 9:11 am
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    She’ll be very pleased with that πŸ™‚

  • October 19, 2010 at 9:11 am
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    She is exceptionally scary – very small but incredibly fast πŸ˜‰

  • October 19, 2010 at 9:49 am
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    I love it. Maxi doesnt do dressing up, but Mini loves it

  • October 19, 2010 at 10:13 am
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    Am seriously impressed, and very envious – my two are girly wooses (spelling?!)would love to really go to town on them!

  • October 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    Any excuse to let loose with the facepaints! x

  • October 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    Aw that’s a shame! Maybe do it while they’re asleep? πŸ˜‰

  • October 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm
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    Ooooh how fab! *note made obviously to suggest this design to my girly and pass it off as my own idea*

  • October 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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    Delightful! I hope the rest of her costume was a HSM cheerleading outfit (nothing to do with rail links). My middle one also not scared of anything. Youngest one says he’s not but he is really (he dressed as a “grampire” last year). Eldest can’t watch half of CBBC’s output for fear of nightmares.

  • October 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm
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    Am feeling quite scared when looking at that. My children would not have the guts to paint their face in this way – they would rather wear a mask. Happy halloween!

  • October 20, 2010 at 11:01 am
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    You feel free W – we could have a little army of dead cheerleaders πŸ˜‰

  • October 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
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    Got it in one VW…. I like the idea of a grampire, that’s inspired. Our children, as usual, are as one….

  • October 20, 2010 at 11:03 am
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    She’s the only one that would go for it Naomi – and masks?! No thanks – they’re REALLY scary!

  • October 20, 2010 at 11:05 am
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    BRILLIANT! I love a girl who gets in the swing!

  • October 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm
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    awesome. look forward to seeing what she comes up with this year πŸ™‚

  • October 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm
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    Oh those eyes! How can someone with such beautiful eyes look so scary?!

  • October 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm
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    We don’t generally do Hallowe’en but this makes me think we might!

  • October 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm
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    hehe……oh but her beautiful eyes. X

  • October 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    OMG she looks amazing, hee hee. My two love a bit of facepaints, but Miss M likes to do her own. Last year she was a witch with a totally orange face. It was mad. πŸ˜€

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