Hopefully this evening I will be posting pictures of my little fella all dressed up in his Elvis costume, and explaining the steps that went in to making the costume.
Here are a few Halloween costumes of the past. I always make his costumes.
The Thomas the Tank Engine costume had a working light in front and in back. It was made mostly with felt. He loved that costume so much that he wore two years straight, and would have worn it a third year had it not been too small. The second picture is from last year. I bought all the materials for that costume at Goodwill for $3. The afro wig cost us an additional $5, but we needed it desperately, because he was a disco vampire!
His first Halloween he was a space alien. I took a green hoodie and made it in to a jumper, attached pipe cleaners with pom poms on the ends to make antenna, and painted an all seeing eye on his forehead. He was only 8 months old, so I took his umbrella stroller and made it into a space ship with poster board, aluminum foil, and battery powered Christmas tree lights. I wish I could find the digitals of those pictures.
The following year he was a monkey. This time I turned a brown hoodie into a jumper, attached ears to the hood, and a tail to back. At that point I was starting to think all our costumes were going to start with clearance hoodies!
Do you make your or your kid's costumes? Hope you and your little ones have a spooky good time today.