Sunday, November 15, 2009

Met Monday- Costumes

I am joining Susan's Metamorphosis Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch.

Yes, I am including a Halloween post. Sue me.

But, I waited yes, a little late to post a Halloween post until after Halloween because their costumes were semi-surprises, at least to the grandparents.

But, here is what I started with.

I bought some clearance brown fabric, Styrofoam balls and cone, ordered the blue 'bloomers' from Ebay, a hat from Good will, and bought some orange pants, a green shirt, and some black felt and went to town.

I'd say my total cost was $15 for all.

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I cut one of the balls in half and used it at the tip of this 'cone' to make the club.

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My big 'score' was when I found this hat at Good Will for .70! I hadn't thought about what or how to make an orange hat but knew this would work well.

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And here is the final project. I cut the arms out of Pebbles' green shirt, cut the legs out of Bam Bam's pants, cut a 'sash' out of some of the brown 'fur' fabric, painted the hat orange and cut around the rim to make it look like a baseball cap. Then, I took apart the skeleton to use the bones for accessories, black felt triangles and glued them on the outfits. I also wrapped the 'club' in brown fabric and secured it with spray adhesive.

Please meet Pebbles and Bam Bam, 2009!

(yes, I spray painted her hair 'red' (it turned out more hot pink) and put a bone in it. No, Daddy wasn't crazy about it, especially since it's still kinda pink.ha! but it made their outfits, I think)

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They won 1st prize in the costume contest we entered them in! YAY

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Thanks for stopping in!



Mama Byrd said...


susan said...

Absolutely too cute!

Marsha said...

oh! They are sooooo cute!

Sarah said...

It's never too late to share a creative idea. These are really cute!

Maureen said...

Awwww! So cute!

Its So Very Cheri said...

That is so cute. Please post to the Its SO Very Creative party--this is just too cure


Grand Occasions said...

That is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Please stop by and visit me sometime. I haven't been blogging as regular as I'd like, but hope to do better.
Elizabeth (a fellow grit)

Maureen said...

Awwww, how adorable! Great job!

The DIY Show Off said...

ADORABLE! I love it! Great job and so creative! Thanks for sharing in the DIY holiday party! :)


blushing rose said...

Absolutely precious! TY for sharing.

Pop over for our FOUR GIVEAWAYS ending Nov. 23rd.

Have a lovely week.TTFN ~Marydon

Mama Holli said...

Wonderful costumes!! Adorable babies!!!
Mama Holli

Lara Harris said...

SO cute!My cousin had her 2 youngins as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr.Seus :)