WOW…. can’t believe it has been over a month since posting…. I guess I have been busy. Saturday we won a couple of prizes for our creativity. Here is how we spent Halloween 2009:
I build the tweedle bodies out of foam and hula hoops. The shirt is just a Kwik Sew 2272, a shirt pattern that is out of print I use all the time for Dave, my husband (and a really good sport). I just expanded from the under arm to fit the 90″ circumference of the hula hoop. I bought sheets at the thrift store for the shirts cause it was going to take six yards and I also bought shoes from the thrift store to paint because it was the cheapest way to go on both accounts. Foam is expensive so luckily I found a piece in the closest at our office that Dave said I could use ( I still had to buy 1 yard). The hats I blocked buckram for and built the propeller out of hat wire. Then I just kept on decorating until we had to put them on for Halloween. My friend Hannah made her Alice costume under my supervision and she was super excited and impressed with herself when she was done. We had a tea party in the afternoon (I could not resist showing up at my favorite tea spot The Tea Cup in costume, and then went out and ate dinner and entered some Halloween contests that night. We won two different gift certificats that basically pay for the costumes. It was awesome!!
The night before I went out and saw some of my costumes in action at a Kiss Tribute concert. They to were AWESOME!!