Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween!  I can't believe I am actually writing about this year's Halloween costumes on the day instead of days, weeks, or :/ months later.  This also is the first Halloween that Bryan was in charge of the most difficult parts. Needless to say, this has been the least stressful Halloween to date!

This year, Feather knew back in the Summer, that she wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  Keela said she wanted to be Elsa from Frozen.  That was easy, I had already made her an Elsa costume that still fits.

Of course, Kee changed her mind.  and wanted to be a Ninja Turtle too.  She and Feather found out that there was at one point a female TMNT named Venus. So here is how we put together Michelangelo and Venus

Venus and Michelangelo 

The shirts and pants were easy, I was able to find green sweatpants for next to nothing.  For Venus's shirt, I used green dye to dye a white t-shirt.  We had a green shirt for Michelangelo, so while everything might not be the same perfect shade, it works.

For for the masks, belts, and wrappings, I raided my fabric stash.    Bryan used made Venus's fan using scraps of wood and paper. Keela finished it off by decorating it with stickers.  For Michelangelo's nun-chucks he used an old necklace, water noodles, scrap wood, then painted them.

After molding, before paint

The most difficult part were the shells.  First he glued several layers of cardboard together, cut the shapes out, then molded the back shells so that they would curve.

Then came the long process of painting the fronts and backs.  They wanted to wear their costumes to school, and it poured rain, so thankfully he finished them off with polyurethane to protect the paint.

Finished Shells

I hope that everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

-- Jessica

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