i ran out of days in the week to post these separately, so you get a double dose of Halloween costumes here on the blog today. mostly photos, less talking, since i’ve previewed both already. but now – they’re done!
presenting skeleton fairy and Spider-Man!
dun dun DUUUUUUNNNNNN!
okay who’s first…um….let’s go with skeleton fairy.
Em is normally such a little sweetie pie, but she really embraces the spooooookiness of Halloween. initial “pink princess” and “pink fairy” costume plans suddenly turned macabre after i bought her some skeleton pajamas, and her idea of a skeleton fairy emerged.
i posted about her skeleton suit here; it’s a flashback skinny tee and sunki leggings with freezer paper stencils that glow.
her tutu i posted about here, from little things to sew (affiliate link).
…with the awesome ribbon. can i admit i really enjoyed sewing in only black and white for her? it was totally refreshing!
her wings and glitter wand are from party city (somewhat ironically, they’re “angel wings”). and her fairy crown is loosely based on the one from aesthetic nest (thanks for the suggestion!).
the make up was all her idea – she asked for a white face with black eyes, a black nose, and black around her mouth. i went and got some glitter eyeshadow to sparkle her up a bit more for Halloween itself. this was a trial run.
she totally gets into character in this costume – slightly freaky but pretty cute too.
this one all started with the felt mask from Jess, part of a superhero set she gave O. he hadn’t really been into much of the superhero thing until he got those masks, and then declared he wanted to be Spider-Man for Halloween.
happy to oblige, buddy.
his shirt is a hacked bimaa hoodie with freezer paper stenciled spider and drawn-on webs. i talked about it more here.
i ended up adding a drawstring to the hood, because it was pretty huge on him. when i first sewed the hood on, he was so upset about it, he said he didn’t want to wear it! so i sat him down with some classic ‘60s Spider-Man episodes on YouTube to show him that the real Spider-Man ALWAYS wears a hood, otherwise he’s just Peter Parker!
he was sold. now my kids are addicted to watching classic Spider-Man, which is admittedly hilarious. and i’m addicted to the meme (often NSFW…but this one’s my favorite i think).
anyway, every time we’ve let him wear this hoodie, it’s a fight to get it off so it’s not ruined by a meal/playing outside/pumpkin carving before the big day. i’m sure once Halloween is over, he won’t want to wear anything else, but that’s okay – i made it out of “real fabric” and ended up finishing all the hems, so it should last.
i’m most proud of the color blocking at the shoulders.
i actually realized at the last minute (post photoshoot) that he didn’t have a treat bag, so i whipped one up out of felt with classic Spider-Man’s back logo on it. it’s got just 6 legs and looks more like a fat potato bug, but hey, whatever ‘60s.
i’ve got two pumped up, fully costumed kids…
NOW LET’S GO GET SOME CANDY!