Monday, 27 October 2008

Hallowe'en - we are almost ready!!

For the Hallowe'en costumes I was hoping that the children would have wanted to recycle their costumes from earlier this year, and be convicts, dragons or fairies.... or any combination of those. But they all decided on being spooky for this year's Trunk or Treat activity. I didn't do any sewing this time, though...

The bat was made dissecting a cheap black umbrella (perfect use for that old umbrella with the broken spoke sitting in the hallway closet!), cutting out the metal bits and dividing up the fabric to make 2 wings that I glued onto a black long sleeved T-shirt (glued to the seams of the sleeves and the side seams of the shirt).

Add the black leggings and some black socks as well as a hood with some ears glued on, and we have a bat!

The skeleton was even easier....... except the struggle for anatomical correctness. Poor Turtle looks slightly doublejointed, and he has the pelvis of a childbearing woman...

A pot of white fabric paint was all it took to turn a long sleeved T-shirt and a pair of black trackies into a skeleton costume. For a bit of added excitement, I painted on a layer of phosphorescent fabric paint so that we will glow in the dark. Woo hoo!

But, where is the third costume, I hear you say? Well, the ghost is a little shy..... but will be captured and put on display tomorrow!

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