Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here They Come to Save the Day...

This is my 2nd year making the kids' costumes and it has been a lot of fun. I do not know how to sew, so my glue gun has been my friend through this adventure. It all started last year when Jamison told me she wanted to be a Pop Tart. See:

I took an off white pillow case and cut out a place for her arms and head. Then took a piece of white fabric, glued it to the pillow case and covered it with sparkly glitter glue...and ta da, she's a Strawberry Pop Tart (the red jogging suit is the filling). Caleb was a Brown Sugar Pop Tart.

This year Jamison decided that she wanted to be a super hero. So again, I pulled out my glue gun and made a run to Hobby Lobby for some fabric (I made the mistake of going to JoAnn's last year with the crazy line...HL had no line!).

She didn't want to be any specific super hero, which I loved. She told me what color she wanted each piece to be and I went to work. By default we decided that Caleb was also going to be a super hero. About we week ago Caleb kept saying that he was going to be "bigger" for Halloween. So, I decided to put a B on his costume for Bigger.

Here are the results:

I think he's pretty happy about it!

My heroes! Jamison said that her favorite shape is a triangle so she wanted a triangle behind her J.


Here are their capes. I glued their letters to the back and attached the capes to their shirts with Velcro so they wouldn't have anything around their necks (I knew that would drive them crazy).

Posing with Maw Maw, the witch. She comes every year for trick or treat (and brings her own bag to get candy...gotta love her).

Jamison and the mad pumpkin...she designed it herself and then Daddy cut it out.

Close up of the symbol. I free handed the J and used a straight edge to make the triangle.

The grandmothers...the angel (with the crooked halo and if you knew my mom you'd be laughing because this is so her) and the witch. My mom and I stay at my house each year and pass out candy. We love watching all of the people and the fun costumes.

Even Big Daddy joined in on the fun. He's such a trooper.

We had such a fun night and we can't wait to do it all again next year. Maybe by then I'll learn how to sew.

14 comments:

Lauren said...

Super cute costumes! I love the pop-tarts!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so cute! You did a great job last year, and this year...You are super creative!!!

Emily said...

So cute! I love the pop tart idea...what an imagination!

Carrie said...

How cute! I love the PopTart too...I wish I would've thought that! The costumes are perfect! They will surely get lots of play out of those after Halloween, too! Great job!

{and I love the goody bags too! Happy Halloween!}

Carrie said...

I love the costumes!

Casey said...

So cute! I love your costumes. I recently started following your blog after finding you as a sample blog on Joanna's design site.

I intended to do homemade costumes, but ran out of time. I was lucky though I found costumes at JoAnn's fabric store for $7.99...so my two boys are pirates this year. I will post pics on my blog tomorrow.

Joanna said...

Super cute! They are gonna def save the day and get loads of candy!

Katie said...

I love it Kelly you are so clever you non sewer you! That pop tart costume is so neat, I am going to file that for later on. Even I could make that, I think☺

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

You're so clever! Great job -- they're all so cute!

Brittany said...

These are awesome!!! :) Great job, Kelli!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

The poptart idea is TOO cute! I love that the red shirt is the filling:) Their superhero costumes turned out really cute too...and they will make a great addition to the dressup box after halloween too!

Miller Racing Family said...

Super cute costumes. I really like the pop tart costume.
Have a great day!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

You did a great job!

Tami said...

I helped to judge a costume contest at my daughter's school this evening. Your daughter's Pop Tart costume would've fit right in with the hot dog and s'mores costumes there! What a cute idea that was!!