Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween '12 Costume #4

The Grass: 
the flagship of costumes this year
My six year old has been talking about being grass this Halloween since November 1, 2011.  We bought an "outdoor rug" ie astro turf. I cut it up and glue gunned it on sweat pants and a shirt.  Luckily I bought too big of a shirt for J because the astro turf has no stretch or give and is hard to pull the shirt on and off.  We cut slits in the collar, and on the sides of the shirt, so we could get it up and over his head.  The sleeves are covered in leaves so he can actually move his arms. The legs have a break in the turf at the knees. I thought the bugs were a good addition on the astro turf.  Last night before our couple's Halloween party, we went to the school's fall festival.  His teachers loved it, (his classroom teacher and his librarians).
I don't even want to try to to estimate the cost of this costume.
The astro turf was $12, I bought the shirt (4.95), luckily we had sweatpants that were forming a hole in the knee.
Then I bought the leaves and spent about $5, and another dollar on bugs from the dollar store.
20+ glue sticks.
The hat came from the large collection of family reunion hats we have.

I don't think costume #5 the backpacker will actually make an appearance on this blog.  Since it involved no crafting on my part.

1 comment:

  1. did I know he had glasses?
    we must talk, I love to hear input on glasses, seeing as I have TWO kids in them.