Wednesday, October 23, 2013

First Round of Halloween Costumes

This year, the kids have two Halloween costumes. Their main costume, which was chosen by Oliver, will only work for trick-or-treating (to be debuted on Halloween!). So, I decided to make them each a costume they could wear for other Halloween costume festivities! Here they are in their finished costumes.

Oliver is a "chef explorer," which is really a cross between Indiana Jones and a chef. We got the idea from Sesame Street! In one episode, Elmo is a chef explorer who goes down to "Nacho Picchu" and has to make guacamole in the "Temple of Spoons." Oliver loves that episode! So, here he is dressed as a chef explorer, complete with some measuring spoons and a mixing spoon. He was a little disappointed that I didn't have an onion for him to carry around.

Joanna is dressed as Amelia Earhart. I thought about trying to borrow a wagon to decorate it as an airplane, but that hasn't happened yet. Maybe I'll get around to it this week, but probably not!

I made the chef explorer hat pattern up by myself, but the aviator hat (free pattern!) came from the Little Sticky Fingers blog. It's for newborns, so I had to mess with it a bit to get it the right size. Both of their jackets came from this pattern by Patty Davis (pattern price is $8), but the pattern didn't work well for me. I had to make a few mess-ups and really tweak the design to get it to work. I was happy with the finished product, though!

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