Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloweening 2011: Malley

This week, I would like to unveil the Ott family Halloween costumes!

I really love Halloween, it's definitely one of my favorites. (hello candy!) But for some reason, that I can not actually explain, I insist on creating our costumes myself, rather than the simpler prepackaged Party City route. (not that there is anything wrong with that!) I guess I like the challenge of reinventing what we have around the house and I try to keep each costume under $10. In the past we have done family themes, but this year, we let the kids choose whatever they wanted.

 
Malley as Wonder Woman!

I was quite excited when she choose this costume, for two reasons: 1. it's totally rad and 2. my super star sister had made my niece, Lillian, a Wonder Woman costume last year!

Details:
We found the red shirt at Target for $5.00. For the Wonder Woman type logo on the front, I bought a piece of gold fabric and some Wonder-Under and voila! 
The cape, headband, belt, lasso and skirt were from Lillian's costume. The skirt was a little long and big, so I added elastic to the bottom to make it more of a bubble. I love the volume the elastic created.
The gold wrist protectors were made from some gold fabric and Velcro I had.
The purple boots she had from her normal wardrobe, and I added some white duct tape down the front.
Total: $8.00!

Stay tuned for more tomorrow....

9 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! Maya was Wonder woman when she was 4, and it was my favorite costume ever, but it was store bought and not nearly as cool as the one you made.

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  2. Oh my gosh, you are such a cool mom! Love the costume... and the kid is a cutie too!

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  3. Oh my gosh, you are such a cool mom! Love the costume... and the kid is a cutie too!

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  4. why did it post my comment twice? sheesh.

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  5. thanks for the comments. Bethany, blogger must know how much you love us!

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  6. We love this costume. Isn't it fun to hunt for the perfect pieces at thrift stores or in your own closet or your friends? I can't wait to see what else you're going to show us!

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  7. Well done Greta! Malley looks AMAZING! Can't wait to see her in person on Friday! xoxo

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  8. Malley is AWESOME.
    And her mom is pretty cool too.

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