For Halloween this year, we thought we would keep it cheap, and make our own costumes. We also thought that we would have a theme this year. And since because our kids love everything Mario, we ended up with a bunch of Mario characters!
Luigi aka Jake
Ok, so the only thing here I made was the Luigi hat and the gold buttons on the overalls. All the other stuff was gotten at a low cost!
Princess Peach aka Zoe
Isn't she cute?
I know it's blurry, but it's the only picture I have of just her full length. I made everything but the gloves, with a lot of help from my mom. My parents came up for Halloween, and I begged for my mom to help me. I have never sewn from a store bought pattern (this one is from Disney's Cinderella costume) or sewn with satin before. It was *fun*. So glad my Mama was here to help!
Mario, aka, Leo
So the whole reason we thought of a Mario theme, other than the kids love Mario, was Mario's hat. My husband has been dutifully entering our Wii points from the games we have at Nintendo and saved up enough to win a prize. The prize we got to pick, Mario's hat! And since Leo looked so darn cute in it, we thought we would do Mario and friends for Halloween. Only thing made here was the gold buttons. We had the overalls already, and the shirt was a sweet fine!
Toad, aka Teage
Ok, so not the best picture, but you get the idea. He was a little done with taking pictures at this point. The hat, well, that's chef's hat with the stiff part turned to the inside, sewn shut with some flannel, add some elastic of the strap and some red dots to make it look like a mushroom. I also made the vest (it's a little small on him). The rest are clothes he already had.
Mario and Friends!
So that was our Halloween this year. Homemade and cute! Not sure what we'll do for next year, but one things for sure, I'm not waiting until the last minute to make it all!