Friday, October 28, 2011

Not too scary

One of the blogs I follow makes the most A.MAZ.ING! costumes for her kids every year.


I don’t.

I’ve never actually made a costume for my kids. Either someone has given one to us, or I bought it on clearance after the holiday.

Last year, she made THIS costume



I filled it away, hoping that I could be a pregnant skeleton this year.

Well, that’s not happening (grumble grumble stupid ovaries grumble!), so we did the next best thing.

Buddy gets the skeleton this year.


For her husband, she put his favorite food in his belly. Buddy originally thought that was great, but then changed his mind and wanted it blank.


The only problem I had was finding a solid black long sleeved t. Lots of navy. Lots of already decorated. No actual T’s. I did finally find some men’s shirts. So I took one of his shirts for a size guide, cut down the man’s shirt, and sewed it back together.

Some freezer paper, paint, and patience later and. . .



He LOVES it. It is a bit big, but will also fit him next year that way.

And his favorite part . . .

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It glows in the dark. I picked up a bottle of this


at joann’s for $3. One very cramped hand later, we had a glow-in-the-dark skeleton boy.

Costume breakdown:

men’s t-shirt $6

thrifted pants $2

glow-in-the-dark paint $3

Freezer paper, white paint, brushes, ect: on hand

Total cost: $11

Girly-Lou gets a $10 garage sale queen costume:


And ‘Lil, I think this year she gets to be a skunk.


the little stinker!



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