Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Halloween in a Galaxy Far far away...

 2008 was one of our "poorest" Halloweens.
We just didn't have the money for elaborate costumes...
we thought!

Jared was born at the beginning of September, 
and I had a lot of late night feedings with him.
While I would feed him, I would contemplate how 
I could make Halloween costumes for our family.

My number 1 and number 2 decided we should do a 
STAR WARS themed Halloween.
Dan let me know that he wanted to be General Greivous
Hay wanted to be Shaak Ti
and they wanted Jare to be Yoda...Mike to be Darth Maul,
and I was to be Barriss Offee...yes we know Star Wars quite well.
What to do?

Mike shaved his head bald and we used paint we already had.
The horns were cheap latex horns we found at Smiths 
and he glued them on his head with spirit gum
(which we already had)
Black "jedi" costume and robe we already had from
the Ringwraith costume 2 years back...
 I had some white material and 
some green dye laying around...
after dying the material I fashioned a hat...
with "rabbit" ears for the baby Yoda.  
Brown material with a hole cut for the head and
tied with a belt over his little pajamas...
Not that he liked it...
 Mine was easy...green skin (done with eyeshadow),
black beanie, black robe (had both) 
and some eyeliner drawn diamonds and lips.
The challenge was #1 and #2...
Grevious:
I had a late night epiphany!
I would make the head piece with a ski mask and "fun" foam!
I then painted the foam...cut a tennis ball in half and sewed it to the hat...
then pinned in the side foam pieces...the cape was 
sewn with material I already had as well, 
and shoulder pauldrons stitched on.
For Shaak Ti, I used the white material I used for Yoda...
keeping it white and colored stripes with teal crayon.  
I used a red beanie to construct the hat...sewing horns 
and stuffing them with cotton.  I was so blessed
as I made this headdress!  Everything worked perfectly!
  The robe was with some brown material I already had...
I made her a brown dress as well.
Some red and white paint and Ta Da!
 
It's times like these when all that "hoarding" has paid off!
This was such an awesome, memorable Halloween...
We went to Walmart to have some family pics taken and got tons of attention!
People gathered around and wanted their pic taken with Darth Maul!
Way fun!
We always say when it comes to costumes there are 3 options:
1. Cheap
2. Fast
3. Quality
But, you only get to pick 2!
We got Cheap and Quality, but they took some time!

Thanks for looking!

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1 comment:

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

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