Halloween Starts Early

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Blog, Family, Holidays

Today was the kids’ last day of school before their Fall break starts. That meant being able to dress up for Halloween a bit early. 

While they had already made specific costume requests for the official Trick or Treat night, I couldn’t resist the temptation to do something else. To be creative just for fun. To use materials that I wouldn’t necessarily usually use, like artificial flowers, rubber bats & plastic leaves. To go that extra mile, just to put the biggest grins on their faces.

So here’s what I came up with:

Max, the mischievous late night monsieur.
Dollar store top hat dolled up with a piece of iridescent ribbon & some purple & blue feathers from our craft box, topped with a dollar store raven.
Rubber bats (yup, from the dollar store) with pin backs hot glued to their undersides, pinned on to a button up white shirt.
A bow tie I made from a $$store halloween necktie (because little boys always look so much more dashing in a bow tie).
Makeup of moustache, spider & monocle, not easily painted on a squirmy 4-yr old.

Emma, the colourful garden.
Emma doesn’t do things in half measures, so she could not be a garden nymph or fairy, she was the whole garden.
Silk flowers, butterflies & dragonflies, hot glued to a green toque.
A garland of plastic leaves with extra flowers, birds & bugs hot glued on hither & thither. (All dollar store finds)
A daisy painted around 1 eye & a dragonfly on the other cheek.
Simple as that. A pair of bright stripy leggings & a green felted dress my clever Mom made her a year or 2 ago that still fits.

This weekend’s job: finish next week’s costumes. And I do believe I will be donning that flower headpiece come Wednesday night!

1 Comment

  1. Kari
    October 25, 2012

    LOVE these!!