Friday, November 2, 2012

A Halloween post

Halloween was a Hoot this year! 


Ahem, anyway.  I made this costume for Big D.  As I was making it I thought about doing a DIY tutorial...but I changed my mind.  I felt like I was cheating anyway.  I put the whole thing together using a hot glue gun.  Haha!  I love Halloween!  It's really the only time I could ever brag about making my kids "clothes" using hot glue!  I got this idea from Pinterest.  My cousin introduced me to pintrest about a week before Halloween and I have to say, she was right, my life is forever changed! 

I took an old Hogs t-shirt and cut the long sleeves off of it.  I drew the pattern for the "feathers" and then had an army of family and kids to help me trace them  individually on the fabric and cut, and cut and cut!  After the fabric was cut I hot glued the "feathers" one big long spool of ribbon...two or three spools of ribbon, actually.  After I had the feathers glued to the ribbon I glued the ribbon to the shirt in layers.  This part was a bit tricky believe it or not.  I had to make sure that the feathers lined up just so because if I didn't that big ole maroon shirt would just shine right through!  The mask was a bit tricky and the pattern had to be tweaked several times.  16 long hours later, the picture above was the finished product.  I was pretty pleased. (:

Little d's costume was really easy.  For like, ever she insisted on being Snow White.  I was totally cool with that  but, while I was looking at costumes on pinterest she fell in love with the little lambs and insisted that she be one, too!  The most expensive thing about her costume was the 6 bucks I invested in cotton balls.  How many cotton balls does it take to make a four year old child sized lamb??  I'm glad you asked!  It takes 400 to be exact!  How much hot glue does it take to glue 400 cotton balls to a t-shirt??  Um, at least 30!  Yikes!  Felt ears and a little felt tail and Viola!  A little lamb!

Middle D's costume was my favorite!  It was so much fun and super easy to make!  Well, I say super easy because I had a very small part in making it! Ha!  I found the idea, and helped shop for materials  and glued (you got it) felt here and there!

His "head was made with a canister tupperware.  Steven  cut holes in the front where the eyes and mouth go, spray painted it yellow and drew the face.  I hot glued an elastic strap and some padding on the inside of the top so that it would stay on and in place when he wore it. The body part was made from my steam cleaner box.  Steven spray painted it with glossy paint, so that it would look like plastic and he drew the outline of the suit and stuff.  The tie  and belt were cut from an old gift bag.  His hands were from that left over card board stuff that carpet comes on.  They were also spray painted and then lined with yellow felt handles for him to hold on to.  It only took about 3 hours to make MD the "coolest kid on the block"  *pun intended*

Oh, and a little bitter-sweet note.  This year marked ld's first Halloween party and BD's last Halloween party.


That's all for now!  Hope y'all had a craftastic Halloween, too!

Happy Friday, Everyone!!!

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