Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Costume Collection

Welcome to October! I love Halloween. I think the biggest reason I love it is because of the creativity that it unleashes in people. The costumes, the pumpkin carvings, the decor, the food... everything gets a dose of fun. So to kick off the month, I thought I'd share with you a few of my costumes from past years (all home-made).
First, easiest costume ever. White clothes with black electrical tape. Add a cardboard head, and done.
 This was last year, celebrating UP!
 This you've seen. Ava's peacock costume.
Years ago some friends and I were the alien guys from Toy Story (I've also been Jessie, but have no photos).
And since I obviously have a tendency toward Pixar film characters, let's end with Elastagirl, AKA Mrs. Incredible.
I get my love of costuming from my mother, who always made costumes for her 6 kids (though some of us sometimes got hand-me-downs) Pin It

12 comments:

Patti said...

I still have at least some of your Jesse costume if you still want to take pictures. :)

Christy said...

Ha! Is that where it went? I wonder if Dan still has my Alien costume... I got tired of storing it in my small college apartments/houses so I gave it away too.

Anonymous said...

Do you sell your costumes?!?! I love the baby peacock!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you sell your costumes?!?! I love the baby peacock!!!

Anonymous said...

What did you mold for the alien heads paper mache?

Christy said...

We used some giant balloons that we found at Walmart. They took about 4 layers of paper mache and almost a week of layering and drying. Then we made fabric covers to go over them. It was quite a process.

Anonymous said...

How did you make the head for the stick figure? I know it's cardboard, but not sure how it stays on, etc.

Christy said...

For the stick figure head I glued or taped 2 posterboard circle together at the top, so it kind of sat on my head. And there were holes in the mouth so I could see.

maria said...

Please let me know how you made the house (: I want to try for this year 2015 maria-juan10@hotmail.com

maria said...

Please let me know how you made the house (: I want to try for this year 2015 maria-juan10@hotmail.com

Tanya said...

Were there any issues getting the electrical tape to stick to the clothing?

Christy said...

Nope, it worked great!