Oh goodness, life has been full of ups and downs lately.
My family has been working on a HUGE project...
building a new house!
We signed a contract to build, put our current house up for sale, sold it in 11 days, quickly found a temporary rental, made all of our architectural and design choices for the new house, and moved out all in the last month and a half or so. It has been INSANE. (And that doesn't even include all of the non-house related life events going on...)
In all the craziness, I did actually manage to plan Halloween costumes, but they didn't get finished until the night before (of course). My little man's costume was a big hit, though!
My son is almost 2 and very opinionated, so I knew I had to keep it simple. No hats, masks, face paint, etc. OBVIOUSLY a Ron Weasley costume was in order. He is a ginger, after all. :) I wanted to do something different than the usual black Hogwarts robe & wand, so I went with Ron Weasley--Gryffidor Quidditch keeper.
As I said, the costume was done last minute so I don't have a tutorial, but I can give a basic description of what I did. The broom was easy peasy. I bought a wood dowel and a grapevine decoration (in the wreath department) at the craft store. The dowel got some brown craft paint, then I hot glued the grapevine twigs to the bottom. I wrapped some grosgrain ribbon around the twigs to keep them secure and to give it that "broom" look.
For the quidditch uniform, I used an XL men's tee for the fabric. I used one of my kiddo's shirts to trace the pattern for the sleeveless top and quickly sewed that up, not bothering to hem anything since it's just a costume and knit won't fray. Then I used extra fabric from the original tee to create the robe/cape effect in the back. I just gathered the top, then sewed it to the hem.
The yellow lettering was done with fabric paint & freezer paper stencils. (Check here for a freezer paper stenciling tutorial and here for info on how to run freezer paper through your home printer!)
I also stenciled these "Gryffindor Quidditch" baseball tees for my husband & I to wear. We were just supporting cast members...we all know the cute kid is the star of the show.
I tried to get some pics of my son & I together, but he was too busy getting some trick-or-treat practice in. :)
Hope you all had a fabulous Halloween!
I'm excited to get into my new house in a few months so I can finally get some crafty posts up. I know there will be TONS of little decorating projects to do. Can't wait!