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Mum Dressed Her Sons Up As Colonel Sanders And A KFC Bucket For Halloween

Mum Dressed Her Sons Up As Colonel Sanders And A KFC Bucket For Halloween

An American mum and her twin boys have basically won Halloween this year after she created an amazing double costume for her two kids, dressing one of them up as Colonel Sanders, and the other as a bucket of the Colonel's Finger Lickin' KFC Chicken.

The mum in question is Leah Hounshell, who lives with her family in South Carolina. It turns out that she's actually got form for creating incredible and detailed costumes, having previously dressed them up as the Ghostbusters, and Maverick and Goose from Top Gun.

Leah's two boys are called Nathan and Grant and they're three years old, and they - along with their siblings - love dressing up for Halloween.

However, it's their mum who is the mastermind behind the costumes.

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Here's the full effect. Credit: LADbible
Here's the full effect. Credit: LADbible

Speaking to LADbible, Leah explained: "The KFC Colonel costume was a mishmash of things I found on Amazon.

"I found a blog on Pinterest on how to make the chicken bucket - It's a clothes basket and I used socks, covered with brown bags and crushed Raisin Bran to make the chicken.

"Another twin mom that I'm friends with made a similar costume for her twins last year and I thought it was hilarious so I decided to make my own."

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On how she got into this bizarre and hilarious costume design, Leah added: "Top Gun is one of my husband's favorite movies so we decided we wanted to do that for the twins first Halloween.

"My Father In Law made the jet and I added all of the decals and made their flight suits. Everyone loved it so then it kind of became a goal for me to outdo myself every year."

The Top Gun effort was pretty impressive, too. Credit: LADbible
The Top Gun effort was pretty impressive, too. Credit: LADbible

She continued: "Depending on how detailed it is, it can take me a few days to months to make the costumes.

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"The Ghostbusters car took a really long time. I tried to make it as detailed and accurate as possible.

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"The backpacks took a few weeks to paint and get all of the lights and tubes and decals on. T

"Their Dumb and Dumber car and costumes [another stroke of genius] were more complicated because I had to dye and cut up a fuzzy blanket to make it look like the dog car from the movie.

"I had to just wing that one and make it up as I went along. I dyed and sewed their top hats out of felt and dyed white suits to match."

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The two boys are obviously the apple of their mother's eye, and with good reason too. They were born prematurely after a complicated pregnancy, and the loss of an earlier pregnancy shortly beforehand.

Leah explained: "We had an early pregnancy loss at eight weeks pregnant before the twins. It was a really hard time for us.

"A month later, we found out we were pregnant again, which was a shock, and then to find out that there was two babies was a huge shock.

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"The pregnancy had a lot of complications and I went into preterm labor at 25 weeks. After strict bedrest at home and in the hospital, my water broke and they were born at 31 weeks."

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"They spent 45 and 47 days in the NICU. They have some developmental delays, but they are our special little rainbow babies and we love them so much."

Well, their costumes are brilliant, and they deserve all the sweets that they got this year - even if trick or treating is a little different.

Let's see what their mum comes up with next year!

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Topics: Daily Ladness, Funny, US News, halloween, KFC

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Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on editorial@ladbible.com