Well…it’s that time of year. T-minus six days ’til Halloween and I’ve been chained to my sewing machine. This year, I don’t have as many costumes to make as usual.
Corwin wanted to be a Clone Trooper more than anything, so he saved up his birthday money and bought the voice changing Clone Trooper helmet while I tried to figure out how to make the armor. Luckily, we already had a blaster. This is what I came up with. Yep…the utility belt actually holds stuff. After all, what good is a non-functioning utility belt?
Killian, bless his heart, only needs a salt shaker and a knife – he’s going as “Assault (a salt) with a deadly weapon.”
Now I just have to make a pair of dark faery wings for B, an 80s outfit for Jess (since when did the clothing I wore in high school become relegated to the land of costumes?) and an Edwardian frock coat, fit for a vampire for my sister, Cait.
Yeah…it’s time to hit the sewing room again.
Anybody else out there making costumes?
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No. I leave that to sewing mad-fiends.
The costome looks amazing. Although I inherited my mom’s sewing machine, I didn’t inherit her sewing skills. I can’t sew a straight line. I can barely thread the machine’s needle. I know she’s rolling over in her grave.
My brother had a friend once who painted his face with lipstick, put mayo in his mouth and then push his fists into his cheeks. He was a zit that year.
My daughter wants black wings; toddler keeps changing his mind from Hulk to Batman. We’re buying his costume tomorrow.>>Love Killian’s idea! Any ‘cereal’ killers this year, ha ha?>>The closest I come to sewing is mending seam rips and putting buttons back on shirts.>>Believe it or not, my spouse uses the sewing machine! I just have to tolerate his snotty remarks while he’s using it.
Love the clone trooper outfit. I’m afraid sewing machines and I parted company a long time ago….I really admire people that are good at it.
A salt with a deadly weapon, hahaha I love that kid.
Wow! I loved all the ideas! And I’m sooooo thankful that I don’t have to worry about that!
A salt with a deadly weapon. ROTFLOL. >>Me? Sew costumes? That’s what grandma is for. She made us a very cool elf cloak this year.
The costume is great! I don’t have any costume making to do this year but in the past I made all the costumes for my younger brothers and my nieces and nephews. I remember hand painting the skeleton on a black sweatsuit for one nephew. Anatomy book on one side, glow in the dark white paint on the other.
I’m still working on Christian’s “Strong Bad” costume for Halloween. I don’t care what Martha Stewart says, it is NOT just as easy to glue fleece as to sew it. So, it has turned into the “Painstakingly handstitched homemade costume from HELL.” I got the hardest part done, the mask, but I need to still make the shoe covers. And the boxing gloves, did I mention those haven’t arrived yet?! I haven’t even gotten a “Hey we shipped these!” yet! Good thing I shelled out the bucks for the two day air mail.>>Now, the hardest part is finding black sweatpants. GRARG.
With as cool as your kids are, I look forward to the day they surpass the exalted glory and horror of Laura and Kelly as Pope Sexcellent the First and Hurricane Katrina.
Cool costume. >>Bug wanted to be a witch this year, but ended up as a colonial girl and we’ll be doing the witch next year. I have to make a cloak for her and either something Greek (great for inside, not so much for outside) or new garb before Friday.