Like everyone else in blogland I’m sharing our family’s Halloween costumes from this weekend.
Peanut waffled between a butterfly and fairy for a while but eventually settled on the butterfly. A pink one, of course. I wasn’t too worried. They’re not that different. So she wore pink tights, a pink leotard, pink wings, and sparkly silver antenna. When she wore it to preschool it was snowing so she wore snowboots with it but for trick or treating it was only rainy so she wore her rainboots. And her rain jacket with her wings on the outside.
Wingnut was a pumpkin. The one Peanut wore when she was one. I was a little concerned he wouldn’t wear it and cry the whole time but once I wrestled him into it and showed him his reflection in the mirror he was thrilled to pieces with it. The day I tried it on him he wore it around the rest of the afternoon.
Thanks to all your awesome encouragement (thank you!!) ODD agreed to be Bert to my Mary Poppins. He wore some dark pants, a green shirt, and a sports coat. The scarf is a strip of fabric I had left over from some crafty something. It was pretty bright and nothing Bert wears is really bright so I spray painted it a little to dirty it up. The chimney sweeper was a broom handle I spray painted then I tied on three bundles of black pipe cleaners with elastics. ODD had his doubts about how it was going to work until he saw it. Then he bounced it all over the house.
I finished painting my umbrella earlier this week and had actually considered making a paper mache parrot on the handle while letting Peanut put paper mache on a ballon or something. With all the other things I had going on this week it didn’t happen. Oh, well. It was a nice idea. And the rest of the costume is fine without it. My mom wanted some details on the carpet bag so here’s how I made it. I made the basic shape out of an old cardboard box then hot glued the fabric on. It’s the wrong side of some tapestry fabric (I thought the wrong side looked better for the bag than the right side did). The handles were from a little cheap-o purse and held on with ribbon. The sides were hollow so the fabric on the sides is just hot glued together. It’s not very nicely finished but it’s just for a Halloween costume so I wasn’t too worried about making it perfect.
Didn’t you always think Mary and Bert would get together?