October has come and gone. Football season is almost over and soon we'll be getting ready for Christmas. One thing I always enjoy at this time of the year is making a great costume. Now, my older son was more into Trick or Treating for the candy and reused his get up from last year, last minute. My younger one, Connor, got lots of rave reviews for his costume (which was actually my older son's costume from a few years ago). He went as a headless butler.
Left, my youngest son, Connor.
Right, my older son, Ryan (a few years ago).
So I decided to post some old photos of costumes that I have made for my children over the years. I have bought a few, but I really like creating something special. This one is from last year: Connor went as an alien abducting a child. He's quite the actor!
And to the right, Connor as Frankenstein. The head is a spray painted bottom half of a milk container with black fur and real nuts and bolts.
Connor was into Star Wars for a few years. I made this Yoda costume out of a brown fleece throw, some green felt and fur and he loved it!
And this is an oldie -right before Ryan's third birthday- a spider! Just black sweat suit with felt and glitter glue. The legs are tights and I used fishing line to hold it to separate the legs at the right length. After this, fishing line became a regular component of my costumes! (This was taken before I got into photography :))
My worst costume that I ever made was this beautiful lighthouse. Yes, it's a lighthouse, not a pylon! The hat actually lit up. However, to Connor, who REALLY wanted an orange and white lighthouse costume, this was the best ever. So. I guess that is what is most important. He LOVED it!
I used a pop up laundry hamper as the base and sheets of foam sewn on with, you guessed it, fishing line!
Here is Ryan from last year in his hippie get up. That was my first ever tie dye!
Ryan was into dinosaurs in first grade. I made him a T Rex out of gessoed foam and egg carton eyes sewn to a hooded sweatshirt and spray painted with various paints. I painted the teeth metallic white. Here's a photo of us together that year.
And below, is the one that I spent WAY too much time on. But again, it made him REALLY happy.
Ryan wanted to be King Ghidora (?sp) from Godzilla, a three headed golden monster. So I made it! He was so small that we had to carry it around in a wagon because it was too heavy! Live and learn!
The worst part is that I couldn't find a few Halloween photos. One was a really cute Orange Crayon costume. I guess when they were young, I wasn't very good at keeping track of my discs. I guess that's something I need to go through when I have some time. So a reminder to all- back up and label you photos!!
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