Elementary, My Dear Watson

A mamarazzi’s gotta do what a mamarazzi’s gotta do.  And when you know Halloween is going to be cold and miserable and busy, an impromptu pre-Halloween photo shoot is fully in order.  A must. I brought my duo of sleuths and their sassy sidekick to a hot case and had them investigate while I snapped away.
I’m pleased. Prepare yourself for a photo overload…

Costume details:
Sherlock-I sewed his cape from a tutorial I found HERE. (Martha has the best ideas.) It was so easy!!His pipe is from Amazon.
Dr. Watson-Blazer courtesy of Goodwill. Derby hat is from Amazon.
Victorian dame- I sewed her costume using THIS pattern. A non-satin fabric would have been much easier, but wouldn’t have had the right effect.

My sweet little subjects appease their mother so. They pose, they don’t look when they’re not supposed to, look when they are…all in front of an array of tourists at the Biltmore.
I love them.
With all the turmoil this week, I’m sure there will be a lot of unhappy kids tonight. Thankfully Asheville is getting nothing more but wind and a cold front.  Hurricane aside…Happy Halloween, all!

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31 thoughts on “Elementary, My Dear Watson

  1. The costumes are fantastic, the children are beautiful, and your photo shoot is brilliant! Those pictures turned out so great … you have such cooperative little models!

  2. That's it!
    It's official!
    You win Mom Of The Year!!!
    These costumes rock! 🙂
    Those kids make the costume, I love their personalities shining through.

  3. DARLING! So classy and sweet, just the right kind of costume in my opinion!

  4. These photos should be in a magazine! I have never seen any set of costumes so clever or any kiddos pose so perfectly! You all rock! I hope you frame these in your house – they are that fantastic!

    Happy Halloween!

  5. Um . . . WOW! You are amazing and the kiddoes are adorable! Love all their facial expressions. And Sophie with her sassy lip stick- precious.
    Have a fun day!!

  6. uh this quite possibly is THE cutest, smartest thing i've ever seen for kid's costumes. i wish there was some sort of award i could nominate you for, some kind of magazine that would feature this. beyond adorable…girl you ROCK!!!!!

  7. your babies are absolutely beautiful!
    sophia is a mini you in every way.
    her poses are so adorbs!
    and those boys?
    can you even stand the little men that they are becoming?
    i see it in my boys, too.
    good thing another one is a comin!

    ps i wanna come over for one of those lattes!
    i'll bring the cookies!

  8. Once again an example of why I fell in love with your blog! Your posts just ooze creativity, inspiration and 'cool' momness. This is exactly why I gave you a shout out a couple days ago on my blog about 'keeping it real' bloggers. your content continues to be an inspiration EVEN when you are growing eyeballs! How do you do it all girl?

  9. Wow Alicia…..amazing! These photos are magazine worthy and your kids are the perfect models! I love the mustache above the missing front teeth and the silhouettes! You outdid yourself and what a treasure those photos are!

  10. Just about the cutest costumes ever, what a great mom you are! These pictures are so good the venue was perfect just like they were in London.

    Happy Halloween!

  11. Amazing photos of some amazing kiddos in those amazing costumes!
    I think Sophie is to die for with her broken model poses and red lips! Too cute!!!

  12. shut up. these are absolutely amazing, alicia!! and i just accused you of being lazy : ) these need to be framed, all of them!

    happy halloween!

  13. amazing girl!! you are such a creative talent. you worked so hard on these costumes… awesome!!! and, the pictures are fantastic. have fun today!

  14. these are so dang cute!!! great job mama! i love all the pics but i think my fave may be a little mister with a mustache and no front teeth! haha

  15. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen in all my days… and I think it's going to make you famous. For reals. Someone somewhere needs to use these photos for something BIG. You just rocked it out girlfriend. ROCKED it OUT!

  16. What an awesome idea,
    to take pics ahead of time,
    ahead of the rush and the
    very cold night, and the
    excitement…..Bravo, Mama
    Alicia ~ love it!!!

    xo Suzanne

  17. AMAZING!!

    FRAME THE LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You're kids are ROCKSTAR posers- love it!!

    Melissa x

  18. Okay..hands down these might be the cutest pictures of your kiddos I've seen on here. Great costumes!! Nice job:) how are you feeling these days? Have you made it over the hump yet? Hope so:)

  19. I'm VERY impressed that you put together your kids costumes.
    somewhere along the way, I caved and stopped doing handmade….my boys are OVER dressing up, which makes me sad, sad, sad…..
    you'd think with just one sweet girl interested in dress up, I could manage some cool, outrageous outfit like you've done here for your kids.

    I wanna be like you when i grow up. 🙂

    the kids are adorable.

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