28 Oct

3 Days of Halloween

Creeper and Dalek

Tada! My and the kids’ costumes are DONE! We even went to an office party on Saturday where they were well received by those in the know. I was a little disappointed that, given the percentage of complete geeks in this office, more people didn’t recognize either the Dalek, or a Creeper. Most of the kids were younger though, so maybe we fit into a demographic between little kids and their parents.

Buy interfacing, a hula hoop, little plastic cups, bronze spray paint, and a plastic hardhat
Cut out and interface fabric for Dalek
Assemble Dalek dress with straps and hula hoop for shaping
Attach balls to Dalek dress
Cover stiff interfacing hoops for helmet
Paint hardhat helmet
Attach hoops, headlamp, and cups to helmet
Cut fabric for Candy Corn dress
Sew Candy Corn dress
Buy tights to coordinate with dress
Gesso box for creeper head and cut out eye holes
Paint Creeper head with green grid
Paint green hoodie with some green squares
Buy black turtleneck for K
Make white witch’s hat
Paint toilet roll silver and make cardboard mouthpiece for Tusken Raider

All that’s left on the to do list is to make parts for hubby’s Tusken Raider face. I may put that of until the last minute as I am now elbow deep into making a bean bag chair cover that looks like a rock.

21 Oct

10 Days of Halloween

Creeper Costume done!

Mom's Costume

The Creeper costume, and my Candy Corn dress are done. I had to add one more thing to the list (I forgot to get a black turtleneck for my daughter to wear under her Dalek jumper), but the to-do list is still getting shorter!

Buy interfacing, a hula hoop, little plastic cups, bronze spray paint, and a plastic hardhat
Cut out and interface fabric for Dalek
Assemble Dalek dress with straps and hula hoop for shaping
Attach balls to Dalek dress
Cover stiff interfacing hoops for helmet
Paint hardhat helmet
Attach hoops, headlamp, and cups to helmet
Cut fabric for Candy Corn dress
Sew Candy Corn dress
Buy tights to coordinate with dress
Gesso box for creeper head and cut out eye holes
Paint Creeper head with green grid
Paint green hoodie with some green squares
Buy black turtleneck for K

The Dalek dress is mostly assembled as well, so that’s even more progress. I am not sure if I want to add Tusken Raider to the list or just leave that in hubby’s lane. He did set aside a paper tube and order a bunch of ACE bandages, so maybe we have that one pretty well covered after all.