Friday, October 30

Second Star to the Right and Straight on 'Til Morning

I love that in just a week this $10 and some odd cents worth of RAW materials:


can turn into this:


I had so many ideas for costumes. Then when I was sick on my death bed, watching Peter Pan with the twins, I thought about how much Peter Pan looks like Merrick, well, at least the red hair and all... so when I was weak but somewhat better the next day, I went off to JoAnn's with a dream... and my friend Megan, who talked me out of buying WAY more than I needed.

I got a little inspiration from here.. but decided to change it up and make it my own.

I was dying for the tink shoes. I love them. I would wear them if they were my size, but I couldn't find ones that were cute. Everything has pictures of Tink on it. That is so commercialized, and I just wanted the shoes. So I took a pair of Berk's old SUNDAY shoes from last year, that fit (barely) but were all scuffed up. I modpodged the green fabric onto them and added the pom poms. My favorite part of the outfit!



I also made her wings from scratch out of hangers and old white knee highs..





Merrick was less excited about our photo shoot and more excited to "det Taptian Hook". So I didn't get as many pictures of him... but isn't he the most handsome Peter Pan you have ever seen?



Can't wait to Trick or Treat!!!

11 love notes:

Sheryl said...

They look adorable! Wish I had your talent. I just buy last years costumes (really cheap--five bucks for Blake's Peter Pan) and call it good. Your homemade costumes are adorable, though. Love the shoes.

Jessica said...

Way to go Jen. I wish I was the kind of Mom that makes different costumes for her kiddos every year. Mine get handy-downs. Tallon is going to be a pirate (same as last year) and desi will be a monkey(because the costume fits her this year). You need to show me this a couple of weeks in advance so I get inspired to do something bigger. Merricks hat is my favorite part!

jenny said...

so cute Jen! and even more impressive that you only spent $10!

mackenzie said...

CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! you're a master mind yennifer! berkleigh looks so stinkin cute i just want to eat her. and merrick is so handsome.

basically your amazing

Sidney said...

Darling costumes! I enjoy reading your blog and watching you with your family! Love ya!

Chelsea said...

Jen- I LOVE those shoes! Cami fell in love with Tink at DL, and she keeps asking if she can be her this year, but I had already gotten the kid outfits. I might need a tutorial for next year.

You rock!

Taylors said...

your tinkerbell costume is SO much cuter than make-and-takes!! I love the shoes too. well done, the kids look awesome...as usual

RaeAnn said...

Soooooo sweet Jen!!! I love it!!! Merrick looks like he is playing the part well with a little attitude in his expression!!! And B is the cutest tinkerbell ever!!!
Love you!!

Brandon and Kim Waldron said...

You rock at haloween costumes! Want to come up with something for us to wear tomorrow :)

Jen and Chris said...

They are so cute, I saw someone dressed up as Peter Pan yesterday on TV and I was thinking what a good idea! I totally want Berk's shoes too.

Russman said...

Kudos Jen, The best Halloween costumes that i saw this year. Creative and home made, you can't get better than that!! Good job Jen!!