Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween






I couldn't decide on which picture or two to post, so I ended up with six. All in all I think they turned out well. People knew who they were and they had a lot of fun, especially Little P who got really into it by casting spells on us all. Baby N didn't collect much candy - losing the binky might have helped him project a more grown-up, ready for candy appearance, but it wasn't worth the sacrifice for him. Little P faired better in the candy department, but was more interested in eating it than collecting more. In his defense, it was quite cold and I think he just wanted to warm up while enjoying some sweet things.

The component of the costumes are from various sources.

1) The scarves -My best friend, Cayenne, knitter and spinner extraordinaire, knitted the Gryffindor scarves. They are so great! Thanks Cayenne!

2) The pets - The crochet rat pattern (really it is a mouse, but I figured Baby N is a small kid, he needed a small rat) came from here. The owl pattern came from here. If I get really ambitious, I'll make those Harry, Ron, and Hermione softies. This was my first try at crocheting amigurimi. I liked it just fine until I got to the tiny parts - like the owl's feet! Yuck! So, I fashioned some feet out of heavy interfacing and fabric. I really like how they turned out.

3) The wands - Wand instructions came from here. E-mail me for tips if you decide to make these. They were slightly tricky.

4) The glasses - store bought crazy eyes glasses (you know the ones with the lenses that make your eyes look crazy?) with the lenses popped out.

All in all, it was so much fun to see these come together and even more fun to see how much the boys enjoyed them. Little P is just now getting into dressing up and such, so I think this will be the start of our dress-up box. I can't wait to see pics of all of your Halloween adventures. Happy November to all!

18 comments:

Erika Cass Designs said...

Sooo cute!
I had really hoped my son would go as Harry this year but he's totally obsessed with anything military right now so it was a soldier for him.
Maybe next year! :o)

lera said...

Adorable!

Mom said...

How cute ... I'm glad you put 6 photos on ... of course, I think that ALL of their photos are cute... Give them kisses for me ... Mom

Missy said...

They looked so great! How neat. You are such a great mom to make the owl and rat. I don't think I would have been that ambitious.

Sarah and Jack said...

Awwww, adorable!

Kim Sue said...

they are precious...we had a fabulous night down here. Our weather was perfect for being outside. I love Halloween..so sad it's over. I think we will enjoy our decorations until the weekend.

Megan said...

Soooo cute!! You are a great mom for doing so much work on their costumes. The owl and the rat is still amazing to me!

Megan said...

Soooo cute!! You are a great mom for doing so much work on their costumes. The owl and the rat is still amazing to me!

Katie Jean said...

tooo cute!

Leaking Levee said...

They turned out so cute! (your boys and the costumes)

Windybrook Spinner said...

The costumes are awesome. Glad I could contribute! I love the quilt too.

Love & Squalor Designs said...

love the shop! and the costumes too...we were harry potter characters at our house too, but not nearly as cute.

Natasha said...

I am SUPER impressed with the costumes you created!! Just adorable and you are so creative!

Heidijayhawk said...

too sweet jessi!

jeanetta said...

they look so cute and sooo excited

Phoebe said...

SO jealous! Our costumes were on the lame side this year. You have inspired me to "try a little harder":)

iSew said...

Haha, Looks like they had a great time. You did a wonderful job on the costumes. Nick & I didn't look half as good.

Mary said...

They are the cutest Potter kids ever! Love the costumes and it sounds like everyone had lots of fun.