I think every year I've managed to post costumes before Halloween - mostly because costumes always have to be done for our neighborhood carnival the weekend before - but I didn't take photos until today. And now the boys are tucked into candy-induced-sugar-comas bed I have a few minutes to post - so at least it's not AFTER Halloween! ;)
First up, a '20's girl'/flapper. We were originally going for more of a Thoroughly Modern Millie look with a handkerchief skirt, but fringe is darn fun. And darn expensive. I didn't know that when I promised her...
My mom and I made the dress (fringe + slippery fabric = never. again.), I made the headband, bought the stockings and she borrowed the necklace and shoes. We kinda faux-bobbed her hair, her hair is so thick and crazy luckily the headband hid some of it.
Her beads hang straight. ;) Oh, and we gave her a 'beauty spot' on her cheek.
I need to post the video of her dancing to the 'Tapioca' when she was... 1 or 2. No lie. She loves that movie.
Next up: can you guess from this shot?
It's Tintin and his dog, Snowy. Off to solve a mystery. He liked last year's movie, which led him to the comics and old cartoons on Netflix.
All I had to do for his costume was whip up some knicker-type pants and buy the dog. His was still the cheapest costume (again). His sister's sweatshirt turned inside out worked just fine - lucky for me!
Guess what his favorite part of his costume is? :)
And then the Egyptian Soldier. Do not call him a Pharoah. His sister got him into the Kane Chronicles books earlier this year, and then he got the Survival guide for the series because he's so into it. Anyway, he loved his costume.
AND he loved that I made it. Seriously, he said that it's cool that I make their costumes and that they are better than store-bought ones. Made my day.
Anyway, this is a total Kirsten-style improv costume. I couldn't tell you how I made it if I tried. The white is a men's size L tshirt with a little gold ribbon trim on the sleeves. I had the worst time with the iron-on stuff I used for the collar. I usually use a different brand that works much better.
Here's a closeup of his headpiece. The headpiece and necklace symbol are cardboard with hot glue spraypainted gold.
Originally they were all going to be from Lord of the Rings: Galadriel, Frodo, and Sam. *Sigh* I love theme years. But I think they ended up picking pretty cool things that they were really excited about, so that's awesome.
Also, they all got finished, which is awesome in itself as I wasn't sure it was going to happen. Our little Egyptian was finished JUST in time for his piano party. Cutting it close!
Here's some from previous years (because I love looking back):
2011- Faerie, Knight, Ash from Pokemon
2010 - Felicity, Han Solo, Link
2009 - Hermione, Ron, Harry
2008 - Maid Marian, Postman, Spiderman
2007 - Leia, Star Wars pilots