Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012 :: Episode II

We had a great day yesterday!  We celebrated my husbands Birthday and the kids had fun partying at school, trick-or-treating and eating candy.

The kids LOVE trick-or-treating, the neighborhood seems to have a mixture of people.  Many who close their door to Halloween and some who go all out.  The kids loved seeing the people go all out, not just with decorations, but dressing up and interacting with their "guests".  Fun.

I didn't take any action pictures of the kids, so I will share them posing in the house.  Do you love my pink and grey 80's wallpaper?  To start with, here is my oldest son in his Don Cherry outfit.
Halloween 2012 - Don Cherry
Just like with his Dad's costume, I made the jacket and put together the rest of the costume with existing items.  I really should have taken some close up pictures of the jacket, it has welt pockets and great flower buttons.  There is a lot of detail that went into the suit jackets.

Next up is my Cat.  My inspiration for this costume was a picture of a, shall we say "dressed up" lady.  However, I was able to see the great costume in the photo and made an age appropriate costume for my girl.  Here she is, my daughter the cat.
Halloween 2012 - Cat 2 
I made all the faux fur parts of the costume and sized a men's t-shirt to fit her.  I used this for inspiration for the cat hood.  I love how it came out.  The rest of the costume was very simple.  Measure around my girl, cut rectangles to size and sew together.  The wrist and leg warmers and hat are lined with jersey.  The belt and hood do up with snaps.  (I love my snap pliers.)  The arm and leg warmers pull on.  My daughters favourite part of her costume was her long tail.
Halloween 2012 - Cat

Next up is my little cowboy.  He told me he had the best costume in his class!  His was mainly pieced together, I did make the vest and the belt buckle.  The vest is made from an old shirt of mine that I no longer wore and the buckle is a picture of a real belt buckle, that I printed and coloured, then placed in a plastic cover and attached to his belt.
Halloween 2012 - Cowboy

Last, but not least is my wee girl.  I made her costume 5 years ago.  Her big sister wore it when she was the same age.  In the picture she has a long sleeve shirt under because we are about to go trick-or-treating, but other than that I made the whole costume.
Halloween 2012 - Pirate
Besides being cute, I am not really sure what she is doing in this picture, ha ha.  

Last photo, the kids patiently waiting while we get ready to go out.
Halloween 2012 - Kickin Back

I hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween.
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