Thursday, October 29, 2015

Costume creating at the Hardy's

Owen was the first one to get a jump start on his Halloween costume. Almost a month before Halloween his started making his dinosaur head out of cardboard in the garage. Then he painted it and added some details. We found him some black pants to go with his black fleece pull-over. Then we bought a yard of black scale like material and made is tail. They stuffed his tail with packing peanuts giving it a bumpy texture then attached it to a belt.

Ashley started by creating her guns out of cardboard in the garage and had fun spray painting them with Mike. Then she helped me figure out how to sew her Princess Leia dress out of some white knit material I found on sale at JoAnn's. Then we made her belt out of white vinyl and added details with silver material. Just need to add a little makeup and put her hair up in two buns.

I am going to be Queen Amidala using a collection of belly dance items I have in my huge collection of costumes from over the years. The only thing I needed to make was the fan head piece and will need to add makeup.

My monster murals

Mike finally decided to be Obi-Wan Kenobi and got to work transforming his old motorcycle boots into Jedi boots. While he was busy at work on his boots I made his robe, tunic and tabard out of sheets. Then Mike started making his own custom belt with belt buckle and a pouch for his phone.

Then since we have so much free time I really wanted to make a mini R2D2 for Ashley to collect her candy in. I found a little trash can at Walmart, Mike cut it down, we hot glued bottle caps to the top and then spray painted it. I'm hand painting the details while Mike is working on make legs for it. We are still working on  him and hoping to finish him in time for Halloween.

Now I have not forgotten Alysha... She only wanted me to find her a black sweatshirt and some make up. She is going to make her costume mostly out of makeup and bandages so I do not have a photo of her yet.. It'll be a surprise. :)

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