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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

So its Halloween!!!

As I write this I realize I have not posted anything since just after Mackenzie was born. Yeah, 3 kiddos keep me busy for sure. I just wanted to share our Pumpkin Patch Pictures. And talk a little about the kids costumes. 

This year we decided to do away with cable. It just seemed that every time we turned around they were raising prices and it was starting to get ridiculous. So now we have Netflix which is great for us because we are less likely to let the TV run all day and we get to watch old cartoons from when George and I were kids. 

Lately Marty and Michaela have been enjoying He-Man and his sister She-Ra. These characters lead straight into Halloween Costumes because hey we are brother and sister and they have sweet swords. Oh and Mackenzie can be Minni Mouse.

So as Official Costume Maker I set out to create home made costumes for both of them. 

I started with this picture of the two. and broke down all the little parts knowing that if I missed something Marty would so call me on it. 

All of the materials I picked up a JoAnns. The best find was the faux-leather in silver fabric for the chest plate. I caught a glimpse of it hidden in the clearance apparel fabric. I used this to create the Chest plate and colored in the symbol with puff paint. It has elastic straps and a scabbard so that he is never without his sword while getting candy.

For the furry shorts I just used some furry minkie. This stuff feels great but gets everywhere. I mean everywhere. I am still finding it on things even after going through the wash. 

For Marty the trickiest part were the boots. I did not want to make spats because he tends to walk right out of them but was not going to be running all over and spending serious cash on red furry boots for my son. I think not. So Next best this Fuzzy socks. Long Ladies Fuzzy winter socks and Rain Boots.  I just slipped them on him and folded them over to cover the boots. Done and Done.

Michaela's Costume was pretty easy to start making. Just a white tutu with Gold tulle wrapped around to make a belt. I used the same Gold Tulle to make her She-Ra Bow (no head dress for her no thank you Mommy) and the gauntlets which is sew to fleece so her arms don't get irritated by the tulle.  

I used the same faux leather fabric to create the flower chest plate and wings made gold with multiple applications of Puff Paint and Glitter. The Aqua jewel was added along with her red cape.Gold Shoes and tights complete the look. 

Lastly Mackenzie was chosen to be Minnie Mouse. In Tulle Pom-Pom Ears and Red Tutu. I added the peter pan collar and buttons to one of her many onesies and painted on her tail. 

The kids had such a great time picking out their pumpkins and are jumping at the bit to head over to our friends for Trick or Treating. 

Off to the rides at the mini carnival. 

More picture are to come from tonight.
 Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

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