Costume Fun 2011
Emily the Peacock
Since last Halloween, Emily decided that she was going to be a Peacock. We had a lot of fun making her costume. She wore a pair of brown leggings and brown boots. Then she wore a hooded sweatshirt (it actually has Ariel on the front of it) and a long sleeved teal shirt (to hide Ariel). I made her feather fan from a piece of foam core board, which I covered in felt half circles in different shades of yellow and bright green. Then I glued the peacock feathers to stick over the top. The feather fan stayed on with elastic that I sewed into a circle and threaded through 2 holes in the middle of the foam core board so she could wear it like a backpack. Finally I made an alligator clip for the head feathers. I covered it in teal ribbon then hot glued 3 pipe cleaners to the middle and then hot glued pieces of black and blue feathers.
We were stopped throughout the night by other trick-or-treaters of all ages to comment on how cute her costume was!
Juliette the Ladybug
My mom and I sewed the wings for her costume out of felt and used elastic to attach them over her arms like a back pack too. She wore a black long-sleeved onesie and black leggings with black socks and shoes. I knew she would never wear a headband for the antenna so I lined 2 alligator clips with black ribbon and hot glued a pipe cleaner to each one. Then I rolled the top of the pipe cleaner into a ball. She loves clips so they stayed on the whole day without any problem.
She loved wearing her costume. I love that we can now add it to our dress up collection.
Trick or Treating
Waiting to yell “Trick-or-Treat”
Off to the next house for more treats!!
Once we got home Emily couldn’t wait for Daddy to dump all of her candy on top of her, I think this will be a yearly picture!!
(I used to love doing the same thing with my candy when I was little too)