Saturday, 2 October 2010

Samhain/Hallowe’en Parties, What do you wear?

Littleun has been invited to a friend’s birthday party and as it is the day before Samhain his friends mum has gone with Hallowe’en as a theme for it. Well looking at his fancy dress box and the fact he seems to have turned into a giant overnight none of it is going to fit him. Unfortunately having a few financial issues at the moment means that I am not capable of buying some of those fantastic outfits you see in the stores so together we are going to make one. And like a few years previous Littleun wants to be a skeleton.

from a couple of years ago

We used:
Some white clothing paint
Paintbrushes
Tape
Newspaper
Old Black long sleeved t-shirt, leggings, socks and gloves

Put clothing on Littleun so that you can mark the elbows and knees with tape and mark the middle of the t-shirt at the bottom vertically.
Take of the clothes and lay flat. Roll up the newspapers and stuff the arms and body of the t-shirt.
Using the paint on bones shapes, don’t worry too much about being symmetrical.
Stuff the leggings and repeat painting.
For the hands paint smaller little bones on each finger of the glove and a bigger filled semi-circle on the area which covers the top of the hand.
With the socks we found it easier to put a small food bag onto his feet first then put the sock on, stopped the foot getting covered in paint.

When all done follow paint instructions for curing the clothing.
Paint up face and have a fun time.

3 comments:

Diandra said...

What a cute and easily made costume - if you have any talent. (I don't.)

I am considering, in case we have a Halloween party, as a bellydancer. Which is easy, since I have everything I need right here. After all, I used to go to bellydancing lessons for several years. (^v^)

And if I want to make it spooky, I'll add some gore and blood to my costume. Why not be a dead bellydancer?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Littleun is lucky to have such a talented Mom to make fabulous costumes for him! The skelly one is super!

TD (Tammy @ Journal of Evolution) said...

Cute idea - and an even cuter yungun'!!