Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ethan's first costume of the year

We have a little problem every year with kids changing their minds about what they'd like to be for Halloween.
This year Ethan was originally going to be the Human Torch. He has a pair of pajamas with flames on them so we were going to use those and come up with some kind of hat. He decided he didn't want to do that after all...
He then wanted to be Voldemort from Harry Potter. We had a Harry Potter cloak and he was going to wear that and paint his face white. But we weren't sure that anyone would know who he was supposed to be...
So we found a Death Eater costume online that was on clearance and had free shipping! We ordered it Thursday but needed something for the Ward Halloween party last night. So we found this cute skeleton costume on Family Fun. I ran to Walmart looking for glow in the dark paint, but they didn't have any. I ended up getting white contact paper. I printed out the shapes, cut them out, traced them onto the contact paper, and again cut them out.
I stuck the finished shapes onto a pair of black sweats, and he was set! (This did take forever, I suggest you start a little earlier than I did if you do this.)
I made the mask even though he can't wear it to the church party or to school, at least if he decides to wear it for trick-or-treating it will be ready!













And a little side note about Julia's costume...

She was going to be Wall-E. We had a box that we were going to paint and Derek had the plans for the body and the head all drawn up. So of course she changed her mind and decided to be Yoda. We went to the Halloween store and found this Pilot costume on sale. She liked it, so I was happy to get it and not worry about it anymore!

4 comments:

Happy Wanderers said...

Whew! That looks like a lot of work! They both look great, though! Gotta love Halloween costumes! :)

Malinovka said...

Your kids are so funny! The skeleton patterns on Ethan turned out great! I'm glad my kids are happy to be what we TELL them they're going to be! :)

Rosie and Derek said...

Yes, my kids used to be what I told them they were going to be, and then they got a little older. :)
Hopefully you won't have this problem though!

kristen said...

Ha ha, that's so funny that Julia decided to be a pilot!