Thursday, May 27, 2010

I've decided on a costume.

I wish I could find a picture of it to post on here...perhaps I'll have to wait till I get it together and put it on then get my ex to take a picture of me so I can upload it. Anyway... it's called Mommy Weirdest. I had taken out several Halloween books to see what I can find for ideas on costumes. It's in a Disney book. "It's Family Fun Trickes and Treats. 100 Wickedly Easy Costumes Crafts, Games & Food" By Deanna F. Cook and the experts at FamilyFun magazine. There are actually several good ideas for costumes in this book.
It's a creepy optical illusion of an old woman with a baby on her back. I need to go to the Salvation Army store to see if I can find a large black dress for the woman and there should be a baby sleeper there. I'll need a baby bonnet that will fit me as well. I have a pair of mittens and I'll need to find a soother. The nylons will be no problem to get. Then just the granny purse, cane and granny lookin' type shoes. I'll have to wait till it's closer to Halloween to get an old woman's mask. I'll post how to put it together when I've finished it. I've got the backback I need and plenty of newspaper to stuff it with so that is part of it already done right there. :)
I'm hoping it won't be too cold this year. Last year it was gorgeous weather wise...mild. It's too bad the kids were feeling a little under the weather recuperating from the flu then. Guess I couldn't have both nice weather and healthy kids. LOL! Perhaps this year will be different.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Halloween itch

Usually there are two times of the year that I get the Halloween itch. In the month of May (yes, this month and I've already got it! LOL!) It will last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. And around the end of August/beginning of September which lasts right up till Halloween itself.
Today I was looking online at my local library for books I might want them to ship to me to read. I picked a few but wondered what else I could do. Then it hit me...Halloween! LOL! Well that was it. The Halloween itch was back and I quickly went through some of the long list. Alot of them were children's books but I found a few on making costumes. So I made sure to request those.
After the kids came home from school and had a snack I asked them what they wanted to be. My son wanted to try the bad again as last year I was unsuccessful to create it in time and my daughter wants to be a white chicken. LOL! The bat I think I can manage now. The's going to be hard to find white feather boas. That is the only item I'm going to have a hard time with. I warned her I might not be able to so we might have to have a back up plan. But we'll see how things go. :)
As for what I will be...I'm not sure yet but hopefully I can figure it out before it's too late!