Friday, October 30, 2009

Costume redo

It's no secret that Little Elvis LOVES cars. It might not be known that my mother made most, if not all, of my Halloween costumes. I have very fond memories of some of her creations -- her Boy George, Joker and Carebear are big standouts.

With those memories in mind, I wanted to make Little Elvis' Halloween costume this year. With all that has been going on, a car was not happening.

We went with the next best thing -- a traffic cone. I bought an orange witch hat, orange turtleneck, and two plastic orange hunting vests. We put reflective tape around the hat and cut off the tip of it.

My dad told me to cut off the lip of the hat. I thought that was crazy talk. Um, he was right.
We went "trunk or treating" the other night and everyone thought my little traffic cone was either an orange witch or a pumpkin. They also all assumed he was a girl! We got so many compliments on our cute little girl!

Guess it was because he took off the hat about 10 minutes in. So he was running around with his pretty blonde curls in what looked to be an orange dress with navy pants.

Back to the drawing board! The lip will come off of the hat before Saturday, and we'll write Public Works on his chest... or something.

Baby Plum's outfit was a winner, though. Most likely because I had nothing to do with it. One of my mom's friends sent him this super cute Halloween costume last week.


Blogger lisa said...

Sweet little punkin butt! And what a great idea for Little E!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

I love the safety cone idea - that is hillarious! You are very creatvie! (BTW -where did you find a spare safety cone lying around?) And your baby is just precious.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Punkin bum! They are both adorable, love the costumes!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Cute costumes! Your mother made a Boy George costume? Oh please, dig up a photo of this and show it to us!

9:01 PM  

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