Halloween Costumes, In Progress

With only ten days to go until our family’s first occasion to wear Halloween costumes, I thought you might be interested to see how the costumes are coming together. Being acutely aware of the amount of stuff in our lives, and having access to our considerable staff of craft supplies plus those of our late mothers, we’re trying to use what we have. Behold the magic:

First, for the nine-year-old, we have Rey from the newest Star Wars Movie:


I found some light cotton towels (from a cheesemaking project that never happened) and dyed them by hand with tea and coffee for that sand-blown look.

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten.

Next up, for the three-year-old, is R2D2:


I’m crocheting this freehand, consulting a picture of R2D2 on my phone and popping the hat on Henry’s head every few rounds to make sure it will fit. There are plenty of patterns around, but for some reason it requires less brain activity for me to make it up than to follow a pattern, and I need all the brain breaks I can get these days.

Henry has requested that I accompany him as C3P0, and here is my costume so far:



Stunning, yes?

Fortunately, Abigail and Matthew are mostly pulling pieces from our costume stock. Well, he’s constructing something that shoots fire, but he’s on his own with that.

Back to work I go.

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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