What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Costumes


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.

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Welp. Rest time is officially over so I guess the pictures of the non-trick or treating will have to wait until tomorrow....

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

OH.MY. the butterfly is GREAT!!!!! Really, they all are, but that butterfly! Can't wait to see more!

stephaniegiese said...

Ok, next year I am so copying that butterfly for my littlest one.

ulli said...

Great job on the costumes, Rebecca! Your Princess is so lovely, the wig adds drama! Your Knight is dapper and strong! Your little Butterfly is the cutest butterfly I've ever seen! Love that you used what you had.

Peggy said...

Oh thank you! I love all the costumes but the flutterby is inspiring. I see it in as an adult version next year for our costume party. Yes, I have decreed we are going to have an annual harvest masquerade party... well maybe if I can get the crew to go along. Ha ha!

Nanci said...

Everyone looks fantastic, but oooooh that butterfly! That is just amazing!

...they call me mommy... said...

The little butterfly! SO SWEET!! :)

Wendy said...

Love the costumes! Great job Rebecca!

B said...

love these costumes! oh, for your creativity.

can't help hoping for some 'smooch' shots soon -

what a truly beautiful family.

jaya pratheesh said...

awwww that butterfly with fingers in her mouth....absolutely the cutest thing i've seen this month.