After months of planning and hunting down supplies mainly at second hand stores and dollar stores, I have once again gone a little nuts for my kids this Halloween.
My oldest wanted to be Link from The Legend of Zelda video game series. I made his costume out of a green Gap hoodie from the second hand store, which provided the tunic and the hat. The turtleneck, pants, belts and pouch also came from there. I made the ears from cardboard and felt, the shield I cut from a scrap piece of wood and spray painted. The symbols on it I cut from crafting foam. The boots drove me nuts as for months I could not find brown boots at any second hand store that would fit him. Finally I found a black pair and I ended up spray painting them the proper colour.
The sword and gauntlets were from the dollar store. I told him that I could/paint/change them, but he didn't want me to.
For my youngest, it all started with a prison shirt and hat I had spotted at the second hand store for a buck. I wanted to build something around his stroller, but the thing was so darn huge, I didn't think anything I made would even fit into our van, until I took this picture...
a little sketching with an idea...
Which turned into this! I cut and sewed the prison shirt into a jumper, and got cutting, taping, and painting, some cardboard boxes into a police car. The licence plate in front is his birth date
And yes it even lights up
There is an interior over head tap light, and 2 other tap lights for headlights from the dollar store. I also found some blinky battery powered lights at Michaels.
Not sure if it will work, but here is a little video of it going with all the lights on:http://www.facebook.com/v/10152193465885058
My middle guy was going to be a pirate, but when he saw me and my husband trying out our costumes (we are going to be the cops whose car the baby stole) he decided he didn't want to be a "bad guy" anymore, and that he wanted to be "a copper" too. I got him his hat, shirt, pants, belt, and tie all second hand, and a police accessory kit from the $ store. I made the gun and handcuff holsters for his belt out of sewed up crafting foam, Googled a picture of a badge and printed it out on iron on paper for on his sleeves.
Freeze bad guy!
Keeping the neighbourhood safe.Where's you get all those Rupees buddy?
Unfortunately because of hurricane Sandy, they might not even get to show of their costumes around the 'hood because they'll have raincoats on unless I can find clear ponchos somewhere. The police car is made of cardboard so we might not even take it out at all
Stupid hurricane ruining our Halloween
So we got really lucky on Halloween night, I went out and bought some clear rain ponchos in anticipation of the rain, but at 5pm it stopped! We did get a very very fine mist around 6, but we didn't even notice it. At 7:40 when we drove home, it started to really rain hard. The Halloween gods were good to us !
As stated above, my husband and I were going to dress up as the cops who's car our youngest stole. Here we are in our costumes, everything thrifted from the second hand store except the police accessories which were from the dollar store.
Oh no he stole our car!