Tuesday, November 1, 2011
And here are the kids, ready to go trick-or-treating last night.
The kid in the middle (he of the white pumpkin needs) is supposed to be a prince. This is a costume of his own making; I just supplied the green shirt, the black pants, and the ribbon hanging down in front. The cape was already in the dress-up basket, a costume piece from before I began sewing. It's "hemmed" with iron-on fusible stuff. I knit the crown eons ago. We have an overflowing dress-up basket. It's not even a basket anymore; it's an Ikea toy chest, the kind you can sit on when the top is down, which is nearly never, because it's overflowing. It's about time a kid put together a Halloween costume from what we have on hand.
(I don't know about the whiskers--you might need to click to see those, by the way. He wanted "war paint" on his face. Those are the lines he told me to draw. "These are going to look like whiskers," I said. He insisted.)
The oldest is Green Lantern. He looked at a picture in one of his comic books and said he needed black pants, a green short-sleeve shirt, a black long-sleeve shirt underneath, white gloves, and a mask. We made the shirt ourselves. As far as homemade costumes go, this one was pretty low-stress. (Much better than the year I wrestled with slippery, sparkly fabric to sew a ghost cape for one boy and a wizard gown for another.)
And luckily, it wasn't snowing on Halloween, and the kids didn't have to cover up their costumes with jackets! Now it's on to November, and 30 posts in 30 days...!