I gave them the deadline of Monday to choose and then quickly got to work. I have two costumes down (I have been up until all hours of the morning) and one more to go. And the best part of the deal....all of them were made for $15 each or less! (I love budget costumes.)
Aaron decided on the red Ninjago figure (I forget his name, Kai, Cole? One of the two....).
(I found this awesome cookie rendition from HERE, don't they look so good?)
I bought red broadcloth and made basically a pair of boys pajamas for the ninja suit. The shirt is exactly like THIS tutorial from back here, but no buttons and a karate belt to tie it closed in the middle. The pants are red pj pants and I figure I can add buttons to the shirt after Halloween and he will have a pair of real pj's to wear (which he needs anyway.) The only other thing I bought was some gold rope to go around him like the figurine, and he is drawing the fire-dragon/lion (?) thing for on top of the ropes. Our school doesn't allow any type of mask or face-thing so he's decided to spike up his hair like the character and wear black stretchy gloves. Done and done.
Hannie's costume deserves a post on its own, because I drafted a pattern for you all and a tutorial to go with it....but let's say it's a vintage one....that makes for a darling dress. Show you that one soon!
And the rambunctious 2-year old in the house has gone through lots of ideas. I was really rooting for Mickey Mouse (he sleeps with "Big Mickey" every night), but he really wanted to be a witch, then a ghost, then the lorax.
He finally did what any reasonable kid would do....and combined all three. He will consistently tell anyone who asks that he is going to be a "WITCH-GHOST-WITH-A-MUSTACHE." Awesome.
So, here's the plan for his costume which is on the docket for today.
I bought a cheap 70" round tablecloth yesterday, because it was cheaper and easier than making the circle myself. I think we are basically going to drape it over him and cut out a face hole for the ghost. We already had a child's witch hat (I just pulled off all the frilly stuff) and I am going to make a brown felt mustache on a piece of elastic to go around his head.
Here's to hoping that it works.....because the first neighborhood party is tonight (talk about cutting it close around here.)