Usually, I don’t get very into Halloween, but this year, Vincent really did. You’ve seen the decorating we’ve done, including a feather wreath, spooky tree, a stump side table, and carved pumpkins. Although this isn’t home related, I just had to share our boys’ costumes. Vincent requested to be a credit card. Seriously, I did not suggest it. What three-year-old wants to be a credit card? Mine, I guess, so I went with it.
I bought one piece of foam core from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and cut it in half. Then I measured and taped off lines to mimic a VISA card logo. I mixed up my paint and filled in the areas and letters. To create the letters, I printed off a set of 16 numbers, cut them out, painted and glued each number on the card. To create the back, I simply measured and taped off a magnetic strip area on the back, painted it black, made a border for the signature and filled it in with a Sharpie. To make this wearable, I hot glued two strips of ribbon over the shoulders.
Total cost for a credit card costume: $1.99. The look on Vincent’s face: Priceless.
I decided that Everett would make the perfect baby Hulk Hogan, so we used a pair of red sweatpants, red socks, and a plain white, long sleeve shirt from his wardrobe.
I sewed a ‘tank top’ out of yellow felt, left over from this pillow, using a shirt of his as my size guide. Gaudy gold fabric for $2.00 made the perfect wrestling belt, which I sewed to the yellow felt. I bought a small piece of red cotton for $1.99 to make the ‘Hulkamamia’ logo. To create the logo, I used left over fusible webbing from my tweed leaf bowl project and followed the same directions, only drawing the logo backward on the paper. I ironed the logo to the front of the shirt, added three buttons to the back and we had a Hulk shirt. A $.99 red bandana completed the look.
Total cost for Hulk Hogan: $4.98
Grand total for Halloween costumes: $6.97
Vincent’s costume was a big hit. Everett’s didn’t get as much attention, but he wasn’t standing at the door asking for candy, either. What are your favorite costumes?