Sunday, November 6, 2011


I had grand plans this year.  Lenon would be The Man with the Yellow Hat and Ezra would be Curious George.  It was brilliant and it would be fairly easy.  When I mentioned it to Lenon, I expected him to jump on board.  Boy, that was the opposite of what happened.  He just looked at me like I had asked him to dress as a princess.  So we scrapped that plan.

My next plan was for Ezra to dress up as Woody from Toy Story.  I figured it would be pretty easy... find a shirt and hat at Goodwill, wear his own jeans, make a vest.  Easy.  Well, I didn't find the right shirt from Goodwill, but I refused to order a pre-made costume online.  The hats I found were either really flimsy or like real Stetson cowboy hats.  So I did end up ordering that online.  Ezra was delighted and actually left the hat on!  It was a miracle.  The shirt wasn't perfect -- it was supposed to be yellow with red, but I found one that was yellow with blue.  The boots were borrowed from a friend of a friend.  A couple sizes too big, but I didn't want to spend $30 on boots if I wasn't sure Ez would wear them.  The vest I made using a template from Made but I changed it a little - shortened it and rounded the front.  I glued on the hand cut cow print and stitched around it using embroidery floss.  It turned out really cute.  I also made a holster, but you can't see it very well in the pictures.


And wouldn't you know, as soon as we got outside to take pictures, my camera died.  Luckily, Stacy brought Marlee over and she (of course) had her big fancy camera.  I didn't realize until the next day that I forgot to put on the red bandana around his neck.  Oh, well.  He still looks so cute.

Lenon's costume seemed like it would be really easy.  He wanted to be a Mummy.  So I got 6 yards of cheese cloth and had him wear a grey sweatshirt and sweatpants.  But the 6 yards of cheese cloth wasn't enough.  My friend Sara was over with her son Mason and told us about how one year she was a mummy, but she was wrapped in toilet paper.  Light bulb!  We first wrapped Lenon in toilet paper and then cheesecloth.  It turned out really good.

It's a good thing he wasn't near a mirror... because about 15 minutes into walking it started to fall apart. His rear end from waist to mid thigh was drooping and was totally uncovered.  He was a really good sport though and allowed me to put grey eyeshadow around his eyes to look dead.

Here's the whole gang:

Mason as an "army guy" - Lenon as a mummy - Ezra as Woody - Marlee as a kitty

Ezra was delighted when he got candy... so much that he wouldn't let me carry his bag, even after one of the handles broke because it was so heavy.  :)