Every year, except last year, I have made the kids costumes. Many of you may remember my costume contests the last couple years, and I will be holding it again this year (details to come). So this year, I decided that I wanted to make the costumes again. My plan was to have the boys be Thing 1 and Thing 2. I thought it would be hilarious! But, unfortunately, over the last year, my boys have finally gained an opinion about Halloween. This year, they knew what they wanted to be and it was NOT Thing 1 & 2, much to my dismay.
They, like most kids their age, wanted to be Super Heroes. Not just any super heroes either, Nephi wanted to be Iron Man and Sam was going for Captain America. How the heck was I going to make these costumes! Maybe, I thought, I would give in and just buy them. But the more I looked on line, the more I was unimpressed with the cheaply made costumes for such expensive prices!! So I looked for patterns... I could find NO Iron Man or Captain America costume patterns either. So I decided that I would probably have to design them myself.
First off, I knew I had to buy the masks. But I didn't want those cheap plastic ones that would break from one look from Sam. I wanted some nice ones and found them at Toys R Us online. (Iron Man here, or Captain America here).
Now, I am not a seamstress.... and I really don't like sewing unless I have to. I just don't have the patience and I tend to get sloppy. But I do have a certain level, even if small, when it comes to some designing... so I mentally gathered all my creative and costuming skills and headed off to Hobby Lobby to see what I could find.
Luckily, all their patterns were on sale for 99 cents, no joke! I found this generic looking super hero pattern that I thought I could easily alter to get what I wanted.
This year I want to have another Homemade Costume Contest like I did the last two year. However, I can't afford to giveaway a gift cert. this year. Sorry. I can giveaway a hat or two... and if anyone would like to donate a prize and help out, I would LOVE that!!
To enter the 3rd Annual Halloween Homemade Costume Contest:
1. Email me (nutsinanutshell(at)gmail(dot)com) a picture of your homemade costume with a short description.
- Can't be a costume you have entered in my contest before.
- Has to be somewhat homemade by you. It can be something you put together from thrift store stuff, or a pattern, or whatever. It does NOT have to be 100% from scratch. It just can't be something you bought in a costume, pre-made package. You can check out some of the costumes from the last two years, to see what I am talking about. Click here for all the links. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!!
That's it! You have until October 24th at 11:59pm to enter your costume in the contest. Voting will be from the 25th to the 30th, winner will be announced on Halloween! If I can get some sponsors, there may be more than one winner!