This year was a bit of a let-down for costumes. Because my brother makes such a big deal about his Halloween party, and goes to such extent to make it well-planned and intricate, I enjoy thinking about themed costumes for our family. I had decided pretty soon after Halloween last year that this year we would all be Peter Pan characters. It was perfect, Hook, Wendy, Peter Pan & Tinkerbell. Then when we decided to have Iris along, she would have been a great Tiger Lily. However, there were two pieces of information I didn't have:
1) The Frog is now old enough to be opinionated about his costume
2) My brother decided not to throw a party this year :(
Sadly, I didn't know about either of these things until after I had already started buying materials for Hook and Tinkerbell. SO Jay ended up being a half-hearted pirate and Peach was Tinkerbell. (as well as every other girl under 5...)
Here's the hideous women's jacket I found at the DI that just screamed "Captain Hook" when I saw it. I removed the collar and buttons and cut off about 6 inches from the bottom. Then I rehemmed, added gold and used the bottom to make big cuffs. Then I sewed two big decorative buttons to the cuffs.
|scary witch- eee eee eeee|
The Frog caught it for me in a jar and we brought it to our Mother's Group Halloween party. (why I was dressed up)
A lot of people were sick and I was enjoying myself too much to remember to take too many pictures, but I did snap a shot.
|Tinkerbell and the only non-Tinkerbell girl there. Serious.|