This year my kids chose what they wanted to be for Halloween and for some strange reason they wanted to be either a reptile or an amphibian. I have no idea why they chose to be a blog frog, an orange eft salamander or a red diamond back cobra snake, but nonetheless this is what they chose to be…and that is what I had to make. I was really stuck when it came to the design and construction of these costumes. Plus my kids had their own visions of what they wanted made…complete with drawings and all. I am always up for a good challenge, but this one not only my challenged my skills but also my tried my patience. I wanted to give up on the costumes a few times but had to keep going and I’m glad I did because all of a sudden, my oopses and mistakes turned into costumes. I honestly have no idea how it happened but I am thankful it did. I took these pictures the day before Halloween since it was supposed to be raining on Halloween and I wanted to make sure I got some pictures of them. Thank goodness I took pictures ahead of time because if you look close you can see that I sewed their hands on the wrong side and alterations needed to be done to their hoods. The snake and the frog kept loosing their heads. Oh and then my son changed his mind and wanted Velcro added to his vest so that it closed like a jacket. They were quick little changes that made a big difference. No one lost their head on Halloween and they all loved their costumes…and in the end that is all that matters. Like every other Halloween, I spent days working on costumes that were worn for about 2 hours. Will I do it again next year? Of course I will!
I will have separate posts for each of the costumes in the next few days. I had a ton of emails this year about the construction of my previous years costumes so I wanted to make sure that I showed more close ups of their costumes this year for future references. The girls costumes are the same basic design that I have used in the past, with the major differences being in the hoods.