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.
…with the awesome ribbon. can i admit i really enjoyed sewing in only black and white for her? it was totally refreshing!
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.
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!
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!