Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween is upon us

As you know, I love to get creative when it comes to Halloween costumes. Last year the girls were peacocks. It worked out great. The weather was warm and beautiful.
This year I had a plan to be birds. I bought the masks and crepe paper and was really excited. Then I heard the weather forecast. Wet and cold. We could handle the cold, but you all know what happens to wet crepe paper. What a mess!
So this weekend, I raided my fabric stash and made these beauties! I found a tutorial here, but you really don't need one. Lilly has a party at preschool, so she has to be able to sit in hers. I swapped out the cardboard "wrapper" for a skirt. I just made inverted pleats every so often to look like a cupcake wrapper. If I were more picky I'd measure, but I just did it by sight.
Now, they can wear sweatshirts and pants under the costume and stay nice and warm. I think I'll add a berry to the top of the hats just to top them off. The girls love them. Lilly wanted to sleep in hers and wear it for picture day today.


Alicia Caldecott said...

Those are amazing!

HandbagsbyJen said...

I didn't know you read my blog! I feel so cool now. :)