Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Corynn was an Egyptian Princess. (We are studying Egypt right now-so it was fitting!) The crown was made using scrap wire and sculpey clay, then spray painted and glued with sparkles and snake eyes. The dress I made using an silk throw that was driving me SO nuts (by scattering broken tassels all over the floor. every. single. day.) that I was going to throw it away. I made it into a tunic because I wanted any children. no matter their size, to be able to use it when they are visiting (and for Corynn to not grow out of it). I used some scrap ribbon I just happened to have on hand for embellishment, some scrap elastic ribbon for shoulder straps, and just a smidgen of velcro for the belt. The only thing purchased for the costume was the wig: $6.00 (which could have been done without, if you ask me.)
Andrew was a Knight. His outfit, too, was a blanket throw whose cording and ribbon trim were coming undone. That too, was headed for the garbage but I couldn't bring myself to throw it away because it was so pretty. His, too, was made into a tunic. I used felt for the cross in front and a belt for the scabbard. Matt built the sword from scrap lumber. The cost of his costume was $5.00---for the silver and gold spraypaint.
Adele was a Monarch Butterfly. We raided her drawers for the tights and shirt, the dressup bin for the black leotard, and the headband drawer for the antennae. I glued black felt over the headband and then wrapped with pipecleaners (again, on hand). I freehanded a half-wing monarch butterfly pattern on a sheet of snewspaper, traced it, then flipped it over and did the same on the other side because butterflies are SYMMETRICAL (see how many school lessons costumes can illicit?). Painted and glued glitter onto black foam board. Scrap elastic was hotglued onto the board for the armbands. Cost of her costume: $2.97 using 40% off coupons for the foam board and glitter. I had a BOATLOAD of orange glitter left, too.
Welp. Rest time is officially over so I guess the pictures of the non-trick or treating will have to wait until tomorrow....