Wednesday, November 7, 2012

An Out-Of-This-World Halloween!

It took me a few days to gather photos from our various Halloween activities, but here they are…better late than never!

Our family theme this year was “Space”. Cam had mentioned being an astronaut a few months ago and it was the only suggestion that I thought was do-able…any other time I asked him what he wanted to be it was always Lightning McQueen. Ugh! So we went with space…Clara was our alien princess, mommy was a starry sky and daddy was Space Ghost.

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For Cam’s costume, I went with a pattern, McCalls 6417. It was simple and quick…a one-piece suit and a set of boot covers. Since I procrastinated the entire costume-making endeavor, I didn’t get authentic NASA patches ordered in time, so I painted my own using a Google image search and a steady hand. Ruth was in paper mache mode with Asher’s pteranodon head so she made Cam a space helmet…it’s a good thing she did, cause I had run out of time. It was hilariously oversized, but it made an excellent candy receptacle. He loved the costume!

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The icing on the cake was Cam’s rocket pack. Again, we were short on time so Ruth donated two perfectly shaped bottles and we taped them to a small plastic cutting board. I cut out some fancy felt flames and hot-glued them in. Voila!

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Clara’s costume was inspired by a pattern, Simplicity 1769. I made her a short cape with 3 eyeballs on pipe-cleaners. The rest of the costume consisted of a comfortable baby outfit: onesie, skirt and tights, all handmade. I found a pair of florescent green knee-high socks at Target and turned them into baby tights. They were sooo easy! Hopefully I’ll come up with a quick tutorial for them soon.

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Space Ghost was my crowning achievement. Brian’s such a good sport for putting up with a one-piece, back-zippered full body double knit costume. I used McCalls 6475 for the basic idea and added the feet, which I totally made up and it turned out great! The comparison pictures were taken the day after Halloween, and he had left his red cuffs in a bathroom somewhere! Oh well…it was awesome while it lasted ;)

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As is typical, mommy’s costume got left for last and wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned…the starry headband was the best part Just some wire and felt stars on a dollar store headband. Couldn’t be easier. The rest of it was thrown together from my closet along with a sheer starry gathered skirt that never quite fit right. Oh well…next year, I’ll start with my costume! (yeah, right!)

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1 comment:

  1. So fun! My husband, the baby, and I all went as constellations. They were the big and little dipper and I was Cassiopiea.

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