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San Diego Family Masters Of Halloween Costumes

Halloween 2005. Sophia as Medusa. While on vacation in the summer of 2005, the Grecos bought one of their favorite books, "Mythological Monsters of Ancient Greece" by Sara Fanelli. When they returned home, they went to the library and eventually read all about the Greek myths. Soon after, Sophia decided that she would like to be Medusa for Halloween. This costume is made out of thrifted fabrics, felt and wire.
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Above: Halloween 2005. Sophia as Medusa. While on vacation in the summer of 2005, the Grecos bought one of their favorite books, "Mythological Monsters of Ancient Greece" by Sara Fanelli. When they returned home, they went to the library and eventually read all about the Greek myths. Soon after, Sophia decided that she would like to be Medusa for Halloween. This costume is made out of thrifted fabrics, felt and wire.

On Saturday, I met the Greco family. They are, without a doubt, one of the coolest families I've met in San Diego. They call themselves a family of artists, and the label is well-earned.

Parents Rob ( a middle school teacher at The Children's School in La Jolla) and Lizette (a working artist who teaches their own children at home) have raised Sophia (11 yrs. old) and Enzo (10 yrs. old) to follow their imaginations and interests in the most creative ways. I'll be writing more about the family's lifestyle, art, and educational philosophy in the next few days, so come back to Culture Lust to learn more about Grecolaborativo.

In the meantime, below is a slideshow of the Greco children in their homemade Halloween costumes from years past. The kids come up with their own costumes and the family makes them together, using recycled fabrics, art supplies, and thrift store items.

The beginning of the slideshow features a short video of an art project the Grecos made for The New Children's Museum (it's currently on view). After the video, you'll see the costumes they've made, going all the way back to when Sophia and Enzo were babies.

This year, Sophia is going to be a harpie (using the angel wings in the slideshow) and Enzo is going to be a tree, inspired by a comic series he's been drawing called "Edgewood."

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Greco Family Halloween Costumes

Above: The Grecos are a San Diego family of artists who make their own Halloween costumes every year. This is a sampling of costumes they've made for their son Enzo and daughter Sophia.

Take that, Target! This video where Target "hates on" homemade Halloween costumes is embarrassingly bad. Seriously, Target, what were you thinking?

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