I love this idea. I wish I would have seen this sooner as it would have been perfect this year. Each year for Christmas my mom puts together a big scavenger hunt for all of us kids, spouses of kids and grandkids and it leads us to either a big family gift (a trip, a new entertainment system, ect.) or money for each of us. Each year has a different theme. In the past we've done Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Rock Band ect. We dress up in full costumes and must decipher puzzles of varying difficult (for the different ages of participants) which then lead us to the next clue which are spread throughout my parent's home on 3 acres and the surrounding rural area. This year's theme was Clue and we had to each dress up like a different character in the game. I still may make this just for fun for the family.
So here's one of the costumes I made this year. It was for my sister's boyfriend. He wanted to ride an ostrich. It took so much polyfill and about killed my sewing machine but it was worth it. They went to a huge party here in Vegas and he won the costume contest. The ostrich's name is Penelope and she skateboards.
So my sister and her boyfriend told me that he wanted to go as a guy riding an ostrich for halloween this year and asked me to make it ('cause I'm the only crafty one in the family). I said sure not realizing how I was actually going to do it so after some planning, about 10lbs of polyfill and almost killing my sewing machine I present Eric (the boyfriend) and penelope. By the way, penelope is a very talented skateboarder. the only one int the world in fact that we know of.
(I did not make my sister's costume but I love the look on Penelope's face (beak?)
I think it would be more uncomfortable than you realize to have buttons stuck to your eyes (think of trying to blink). I would go with the idea of sticking them to some glasses might work if you are bent of using the buttons. If not, have you thought of getting some good quality face paint (not the stuff that they sell at walmart and target) and painting buttons on?
I love it. I like the idea of putting it up on the wall and telling different stories about it. It made me think of my sister's fiance. We call him Camel because when ever we go on a trip, we end up making him carry our stuff and when we're walking about, he carries our waters in his back pack.
Is this thing on? I hope I didn't miss the boat in finding and replying to this post. Anyways, I am from Vegas orig. born and raised (3rd generation infact - rare, I know). I moved away for awhile and lived in Utah, Colorado, California, and Washington but now I'm back. My husband is in the military and will be gone for 2 years overseas so I'll have a lot of free time and would like to get together with some other local crafty people. I live on the southwest side (The Lakes/ Mountain's Edge area). I am into sewing (pretty much anything but quilts), beading, resin, papercrafts, anything that strikes my fancy. Even though it's just me in the apartment, we got a two room so that I would have a craft room. I'd like to learn metalworking, crochet, knitting, and glassworking. Let me know if you would like to get together.