I thought today would be a good day to do the 'official' reveal of the kids' Halloween costumes. If you follow along with my randomness over at Facebook (here) or on Instagram (here) you got a few sneak peeks at the big pile o'fabric I bought at Joann's and some snippets of this year's costume making chaos. A few of you even guessed right at what the kids were going to be...yay you! It's so fun to guess along isn't it!
Well, after many thoughtful conversations with Noah about this year's costume...he wanted to be something scary but not too scary. Or maybe a superhero? A policeman? Maybe a dinosaur? A little over two weeks ago he finally made up his mind. A pirate! Yup, he wanted to be a pirate. The perfect combination of scary (he can be mean, say 'aargh matey', and force people off a plank, hello? cool!) and superhero (hello he gets to have a sword AND an eyepatch...way better than a cape!) He had finally ruled out just a plain old superhero cause, well, they are just too nice. Hah! This kid of mine.
And once Noah's costume was decided I thought it would be fun try and do another ensemble costume with all the kids, after all this may be the last year I might have to get them all to agree on a theme. And you know I love me some good coordination (see here, here, and here for my previous Halloween costume ensembles)! So...off I went to figure it out. The Peter Pan theme seemed to work perfectly. Oliver would be our leeetle baby Peter Pan (since we never want him to grow up!) Eloise would make the perfect tiny Tinkerbell. And Noah and Penelope would both be the pirates (cause let's face it, Wendy's costume is just too boring!)
And here we have it! Noah's Pirate costume. I sewed everything myself minus the eye patch, gold earring, and the sword. Those came in a kit from Walmart and only cost me $3! You can see here how he's perfecting his 'aargh, matey' face!
The pirate pants have to be my favorite part of the costume, there is something so fun about stripes. And, I know it sounds dumb but after the kids tried on their costumes when I had finally finished them it started bothering me that their regular shoes would kinda ruin the look (and there was no way I was going to buy them special shoes for these costumes!) so I quickly made shoe covers using leftover fleece and felt on Saturday morning, just a hours before the kids had a Halloween parade at Noah's school. Nothing like a little last minute costume detailing! I think the shoe covers made all the difference though, don't you?
Noah's favorite part of his costume is the pirate hat. Apparently, without it you just aren't as mean of a pirate. I think it has something to do with the skull and crossbones ;-)
Penelope is our nice girl pirate...see, she doesn't have the mean pirate hat. When I was at Joann's buying the fabric for the costumes I saw Simplicity Pattern #3680 and loved the look of the little girl pirate on the cover. I put my own spin on it as y'all know I'm not one to follow patterns. I just have to do my own thing. So I created my own version of a sweet little girl pirate just for Little Miss P.
I made a sweet ruffley skirt and a black sash for her sword...
Then I made a cute striped pair of knickers and of course some shoe covers :-)
I also made her a peasant-style top and finished her look with a red-striped head scarf...cuuuute!
As for Miss Eloise. She was our blonde and tiny Tinkerbell. And apparently a dirty one too...sorry about that, this kid cannot resist a good roll in the leaves.
I made her one of my flutter sleeve peasant dresses with a dark green sash and shoe covers. She is also wearing a store bought pair of wings and a pair of tights from Target.
She is fast and constantly moving, just like Tinkerbell...hence the not so great, on-the-go pictures of her :-)
And Mr. Oliver. Oh, where do I start. How much do I love this baby...sooo dang much!
He plays Peter Pan so very well :-)
And there you have it...A Peter Pan Halloween!
So, what are you and/or your kids going to be for Halloween? I'd love to hear all the fun ideas you came up with in the comments! We are expecting to have temps in the 40s all week which means a pretty darn cold night of Trick or Treating for us. Ah, well. You win some you lose some, right!
Thanks for stopping by today!