What do you get when you take 16 hours, 4 yards of fabric, 6 cardboard boxes, and an entire bottle of Tacky Glue?
A what, you say?
A Creeper. For those of you not
addicted to playing Minecraft, it’s a green bad guy in an online video game.
For much of the past two weekends I was busy making my son’s Halloween costume. Yep, you guessed it ~ he’s going as a Creeper.
I’ve always envied creative folks who can make amazing costumes for their kids. I’m not much of a sewer and if it doesn’t have glitter on it, I’m usually not interested. So when Michael asked if I’d make his costume, I hedged a bit. Then I saw what a Creeper looks like and thought, heck yes I can do this!
It’s basically gluing fabric to cardboard boxes and then painting the fabric to look like pixels. Easy peasy.
Here’s what the finished product looks like in all it’s pixelated glory:
Not too shabby if I do say so myself!
David helped out loads on this, so I can’t take all the credit. He’s way more meticulous than I and he made the head.
We also carved our pumpkins yesterday. In Southern California we have to wait until the last moment to carve pumpkins or they get all moldy and mushy from the heat.
I was so inspired by Debra Kristi’s Faerie Houses that David and I had to try it. They were so much fun to make and I kept imagining what kind of fairie would live in each one.
It was a very Halloweeny weekend here at Etherton House!
I know this is a little last minute, but Jillian Dodd has amazing ideas for a Halloween party, or just a nice little treat for you as you hand out candy. I know I’ll be having a caramel apple martini as I greet the trick or treaters!
What did you do to prepare for the spookiest day of the year? Are you dressing up this year? If so, what will you be? I think I’ll be a pink sparkly witch. David isn’t decided yet, but he usually pulls out something cool at the last minute. Alexzandra? She’s dressing up as an overworked college student.
Whatever you do, have a save and Happy Halloween! Boo!!!