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.
I cut one of the balls in half and used it at the tip of this 'cone' to make the club.
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.
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)
They won 1st prize in the costume contest we entered them in! YAY
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