Monkey 2 just had to be Ariel for Halloween but wanted her belly button to show as she said. All the costumes I found had the sheer material on the belly part and were one pieces. I decided to wing her a costume. She just wanted a long green skirt so that was easy enough. For the top I used her bikini top as my measurements and made shell pillows and sewed the lines down it to make it more shell like. I made the straps and sewed them on the shells just like her bikini was. I then rolled some scrap skirt fabric into a rosette and glued that onto some felt I sewed onto the center of the shells. I love the way it turned out and so did she! Thank goodness tonight wasn't as cold as it has been! She got pretty far trick or treating before she needed her jacket. However, her long skirt slowed her down and she couldn't keep up with the bigger kids so I ended up rolling it up into a mini skirt and all was well. Would have been easier to just cut and hem up a slit in the back...live and learn!
Monkey #1 was Draculaura....a bought costume.
They scored tonight with lots of candy but are in bed so Mommy is the real winner!
The girls had to choose a book and a character from that book and decorate a pumpkin like that character. They chose their book and character but argued about how to decorate the pumpkin. I decided there was only one solution. We painted it with chalkboard paint and they drew their version of the bunny character with a chalk marker. That is why there are 2 bunnies. I tied a fabric scrap to the stem to give it a bit more character...different kind of character! :)
I know you are enjoying my goofballs pretending to be hurt with the boo boo bag! LOL! Very realistic indeed!
And you know kids always hurt their eyeballs and need a boo boo bag on top! Silly girl!
On a serious note, my kids use these all the time because they have their Mommy's lack of coordination. We have 4 of these in different sizes. Just scrap fabric filled with long grain rice mixed with orange oil drops. They get hurt, get a boo boo bag, sniff it for awhile and distract themselves from their boo boo. They are also great for fevers! Just keep in the freezer.
Make longer ones and sew sections so it will lay on their forehead. I also made my kids each a long one sectioned off in three sections to microwave and drape over their anckes/feet when they have growing pains. I'll have to take a pic of them and post them.