Last night we finally finished Halloween for the year! This last event was the culmination of all our efforts to make fantastic outfits- we had coordinated efforts with two other families to dress as characters from Dr Who! The kids and I coordinated outfits last year (Star Wars theme!), but this was my first time to have a theme with other families- it’s so fun!
Rose Tyler, Dalek, and the Fourth Doctor
Ood, Dalek, Weeping Angel
Amy Pond and Dalek
Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor
Amy Pond and Rory Williams as the Centurion
The Eleventh And Fourth Doctors stuck together!
The Ood enjoyed surprising unsuspecting trick or treaters, which was fun to witness.
Oh! I made “davros’ third eye brownies” for the party, to go with my Dalek eye stalk. The recipe is from the Doctor Who Cookbook, of course.
I’m no cake decorator, and i don’t think I ever will be.
And… that’s a wrap! We put a lot of effort into this Halloween, but it was worth it! Let’s see what next year brings…
Have you missed me? I’ve been having trouble with WordPress on my phone, and just didn’t manage to write posts on the computer (evidence that I am way too dependent upon my pocket computer!!!). Here’s a short catch-up post!
First, the Wee Boy and most of his Halloween costume! The Fourth Doctor’s scarf is really long, but I think it will be ok. I’m trying to get him to wear it around the house to test it out in case I need to shorten it for safety. It’s perfect if I wrap it around him twice, and a friend suggested pinning it in place, which I think is genius.
Second is my most recent leethalknits hat KAL, Mokia. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mokia It’s a pretty funky hat, but I found that my stockinette version, with the points tied together inside, isn’t too crazy for regular life. I really can’t pull off pointy ears on a typical day.
I have been making really excellent progress with my Dalek Halloween costume. I’ll show it to you soon– I think it warrants its own post because it might end up being something of a tutorial.
Thanks to some sage advice from a reader of this blog, I revisited the pleather I was working on the other night. I had given up on the sewing machine in favor of the hot glue gun, but the result was mediocre at best. I undid a lot of the work and went back with needle and thread.
Of course this was the way to go! It took several hours, and I wouldn’t have been able to finish if the Wee Boy hadn’t taken a fluke nap (big fluke! He fell asleep in my arms!). At the risk of giving away too much information (I haven’t told you my costume, right? But if you know me even a tiny bit, I bet you’ve guessed!), here’s my result:
I think I’ll add just a few more details, but I’m very happy with it! It fits well and it’s even comfortable–I wore it all through dinner (hmmm, did I just prove what a geek I am??), and it didn’t shift or break, so I think I have a winner! Yeah!
It’s no secret that I like costumes, making costumes, and any reason to wear costumes! This year, both kids have decided on costumes from the same theme, so I decided to join in and dress up as a character I’ve been wanting to cosplay for some time. I bet you can guess our theme/characters, even though these pics only represent 2/3 of us.
For myself and the Wee Boy, this is about what I have so far (my outfit is actually nearly done, but not attractive to photograph in pieces). I’ve been scouting Goodwill stores for the pieces, since a) don’t want it to cost too much, and b) want them to last, since we will be using these outfits for more than just Halloween!
Good news, my swatches for my NaKniSweMo cardigan look good. The lace one is the one that really concerned me, but it looks to be the right size! Yay!
I have four freshly blocked blanket squares, and this skein of handspun is almost out!
Luckily this one is ready to step in.
We attended some Halloween festivities today, and I whipped up a Totoro outfit so I wouldn’t be left out of the costume-y fun! I already had the hat and soot sprites, I just made the tummy out of leftover white fleece and gray felt I had around. Easy!
Impromptu Totoro costume!
And I couldn’t BELIEVE that I found someone dressed up as Cat Bus!!!!!!!
The Wee Boy found Woody and Mr. Potato Head, and I thought his head would explode from joy.
The Wee Boy geeks out.
I think I can officially declare Halloween as my favorite holiday!!!