Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Costumes

This is the second time the kids and I have made there own costumes. Coyote went as Dr House. I found him some mismatched scrubs (as Dr House doesn’t care about his appearance) messed up his hair and found a cane for him to use. We made a fake name tag and got a BoiHazard bag from the hospital for his candy. He carried around a pill bottle full of Smarties all night long and pretended to be eating the candy the way Dr House eats Vikadin on the show.

Mouse went as a witch. A simple costume. I had a long black cape from my own costume years ago. She wore my black broomstick skirt. we just rolled the waist band to keep it up and she wore my black shirt and the cape over that. I did have to buy her a hat. I waited to late and couldn’t find a true witches hat but I did find a small witches hat table topper at hobby lobby. I sewed an elastic strap on it to keep it on her chin and once she was dressed I ratted her hair. Then I sprayed the whole thing down with silver glitter. She carried a plastic cauldron for candy and a decorative broom we took off the wall.

Last year they went as Gandolf and Hermione. Coyote found a long curly tree branch from the woods (a vine that has grown around a tree branch will make it appear twisted). We drilled a hole in the end and stuck a used a clear glass ball Christmas ornament in the end of it so that it looked like a Crystal ball. I poured some of that glow juice from glow sticks in the end before we left. He wore my big green bathrobe with a frayed rope belt tied around the waist and my tall black witches hat that was all bent out of shape from being in the closet all year long. Once again the whole costume was sprayed with glitter to give it a magic look.

Mouse once again wore my long black cape and a white shirt and a pair of blue jeans underneath. I made her a fake Hogwarts school patch from cardboard and shimmery fabric paint I already had. She carried books under one arm and used her school backpack to put candy in. I also ratted her hair (then blonde and longer) so it would be messy like Hermione’s is in the book.

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