I attended the first Halloween party of the season this weekend, and had a great time. Rob and I dressed up like Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story.”
My mom kindly made his vest and my chaps, and we topped off the costumes with some borrowed Western gear, a yarn wig for me and a homemade pull-string for Rob.
I used these instructions for the yarn wig. It sure kept me warm as the evening got chilly.
To make Rob's pull-string, I tied a short length of thick rope to the inside section of an embroidery hoop I bought at the I.D.E.A. Store. I then cut a circle out of black fabric, snipped a small hole in the middle, and pulled the rope through and knotted it. Right before the party, I pinned the fabric circle to Rob's back. It stayed pretty well throughout the party, but I accidentally pulled it off him during our trip through the haunted barn.
I also made a lamb costume for my sister's mentee. We found the ears and tail in a box of our old Halloween costumes at my parents' house.
I took a gray sweatsuit and hot-glued batting (also purchased at the I.D.E.A Store) for a fuzzy lamb look. But the fuzzy pants were accidentally forgotten, so we improvised with batting for her legs. Her face is blurred out in the photo, for privacy. She makes a pretty cute little lamb, though, and she won a ribbon for Most Original Costume.
Making Halloween costumes is a fun way to get into the holiday. Do you make costumes? If so, and you want to show off your work before Halloween, feel free to e-mail me. I'd especially like to post more instructions and photos to my blog.