Monkey decided to be a mad scientist for Halloween. Love it. Very easy, but you can add details (I do like details) and make it interesting.
(And now I'm looking at this photo thinking: I forgot gloves!)
First we ordered awesome welding goggles from amazon and thrifted a men's white dress shirt (hard to come by in my church-going area...). The goggles look great with the tops open or shut, and on top of his head or on his eyes.
I took a silly photo of him laughing 'maniacally' and we designed his ID badge together. We had fun making up silly scientist names. I printed two 4x6s, trimmed them up a bit, clipped the corners, laminated them back to back, and attached it to a random lanyard we had hanging around.
I altered the 'lab coat' by cutting off the cuffs of the sleeves and hemming them (sloppily), taking in the sleeves... and that's it. I was going to hem the bottom so it wasn't rounded - but this shirt wasn't! Score.
The bow tie I am rather proud of, despite the shoddy workmanship.
I used this tutorial (plus wikipedia to learn how to tie it because what the...?!). I love that it 'really ties'. Except I haven't even fastened it properly and it is safety-pinned in the back (shh).
I was planning on ordering some of this 'sciency' fabric (also that whole line is so fun!) but when the carnival got moved up and none of the local shops carried it, I decided to make my own.
I just looked up 'science equations' & 'chemistry equations', because great at science I am not, and wrote them with the extra-fine tip of a black sharpie on the first solid fabric I could find (from Kiki's bag) which is Halloween-y, I guess.
Some gel in his hair and some mis-matched socks (he grabbed some of my knee socks - ha!) and he was ready to go. Oh, and I painted his face just a bit with grey watercolor - just around his goggles. It was a rushed, subtle effort that probably no one noticed.
I hope to still take some better photos of him with test tubes and beakers or something, but this really was fine for the carnival. Oh, and he did throw a couple 'test tubes' in his pocket - one was a floral water tube thing that he had saved from some of the Girl's dance flowers, and one was from a hexbug tube.
So that's it for this year's costumes!
Previous Halloweens (so fun looking back!):
2013 - Aquabats, Greek goddess
2012 - Flapper, Tin Tin, Egyptian Soldier
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