Well, we’re here, the big day. I basically had one work week to pull the boys’ costumes together, and, although I was forced to use WAY more duct tape that I had hoped, I think they came out ok. I think I mentioned before that Max wanted to be a robot. I decided to stay away from the cardboard box look, although, in retrospect, it probably would’ve saved me a lot of time, aggravation, and money. Do you know how difficult it is to find silver fabric? Yes, it had to be silver. The only thing I could find was this heavy, quilted fabric that I think is used for making things heat-safe. I normally am very enthusiastic about Halloween costume-making, but I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a project more. This stuff was such a P.I.A. to work with, and made a complete mess that it sucked all my enthusiasm very early on. At least if he has a meltdown, we know he won’t combust. I just kept picturing his beaming, proud face once he got to put the whole outfit on & show everybody, and it made it all worth it. We got a battery operated LED light for the front panel, which Max could hardly contain himself over, and, as a surprise, LED Christmas lights to go around the edges. Here he is, my little robotic oven mitt:
This shot shows his lights a little better. I love the look on his face:
Wyatt’s costume, on the other hand, was almost too easy. After much hemming & hawing over whether he would be a garden gnome or Frankenstein, Frankie won out:
All I had to make was the mask. I got his jacket from a local thrift store (I think it might be for a girl- shhh) and dyed it dark blue, since it was originally heather gray which just didn’t seem fitting for a proper ghoul. It’s just a wee bit too small, but it said 3T! Oh well, hopefully he’ll at least keep the mask on long enough to get some good loot.
I made some delicious eyeball treats for Max’s school party, courtesty of Bakerella‘s cake pop recipe. I couldn’t get the chocolate coating nearly as smooth as she does, but I think it kind of added to the creepiness of them. I added red food coloring to the insides for extra grossness, and “painted” the irises & pupils with tinted melted chocolate. Hopefully the pre-schoolers won’t be too traumatized to eat them. They were fun to make, and absolutely delicious:
I hope everyone out there has a fun, safe, and Happy Halloween! 😛
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