Cameron decided that he wanted to be a Gentleman Pirate (not a scruffy one). I hit up the thrift shops, craft shops and antique shops looking for the right things. I found the coat at a thrift store in town. It was a little torn up and plain, so I mended the tears, sewed on a collar, found awesome pirate buttons at one of the fabric shops in town and sewed them onto the sleeves, collar, and sides. I put together his pirate hat using this tutorial, and then made the sash from fabric from my scrap bag. He just wore the pants and shirt from last year's costume (tucking the troll tail in a pocket so it wouldn't show). I was a little nervous that it would look hokey. The hat looks goofy up close and the coat is a little hobbled together. But I started giggling with glee when Cameron came down the hall and I saw how it had all come together. I love it!
And then there was Em and Chip.
Do you get it? I was my cousin Emilee for Halloween.
|See...here's the real Em and Chip.|
Emilee had no idea I was dressing up as her. I told her I was going to be a pirate along with Cameron...had to throw her off somehow. We were hanging out one day and while she went to run some errands I raided her closet for clothes,jewelry, and the hair flower so I'd be authentic. I added the belt, the leggings, and even made a little hedgehog to go on my wrist in honor of Emilee's pet hedgehog. It took an entire can of red hair coloring to get my hair that color...but it was perfect. The look on Em's face when she realized I'd dressed up as her was hilarious.
|Me as Emilee and Emilee as Quorra (from Tron).|
|Em and Em.|
It was a lot of fun to put together the costumes. I was so excited with how they both turned out!