Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween costumes -- Doctor Who, Perry & Doofenshmirtz, Harry Potter

We tend to get some creative Halloween costume ideas around our house.  This year The Artist decided to be Doctor Who.  Surprisingly, this was much easier to pull off than I had expected.
Take a white dress shirt and black pants, add a thrifted tweed jacket, bow tie, crocheted fez and of course, a sonic screwdriver.  (We didn't get around to the faux-suspenders out of wide, grosgrain ribbon.) 
We tried some sock-bun curls.  (There are tutorials all over Pinterest.)  I think it's a learned art, but they didn't turn out too bad.
Oh, can't forget the "Trust Me, I'm the Doctor" earrings!
Shirt: JCPenney, Pants: ??, Jacket: Goodwill, 
Bowtie: Etsy, Fez: made by me, Earrings: Etsy, Sonic Screwdriver: ThinkGeek

Mr. Adventure and Buddy teamed up with a Doofenshmirtz/Perry the Platypus combination. 
 The Doofenshmirtz ensemble is based off of a Phineas & Ferb episode where Perry gets hold of a remote control and controls Doof's every move.  A hilarious rap song ensues -- "There's a platypus controlling me . . ."  Mostly this costume was thrown together with bits and pieces.  We found the records at Goodwill.
The cute Perry outfit was made by my SIL.  It's a simple fleece hooded jumpsuit with a foam tail sewn on the back.  We added a foam visor and drew the nostrils with black Sharpie.

Our Harry Potter robe is now in its fifth or sixth year of use!  Little Miss Sunshine wore it this year. 
I made the robe out of two black pillowcases:  a king-size for the robe itself, and a standard size for the sleeves.  (Hand-sewn when my sewing machine was on the fritz.)
Unpick the seams of the standard pillowcase and cut on the fold for two equal panels.  Resew the side seam on each to form the sleeve. (The finished edge is the bottom of the sleeves.)  Unpick part of the bottom seam on the king pillowcase for a neck opening.  Unpick the side seams near the bottom for a sleeve-sized hole.  Sew the raw edges of the sleeve and robe together being careful not to sew the opening closed.  And there you have a Hogwarts-style robe.  Add a house badge and a wand.

6 comments:

Becky said...

What about the writer? No costume for her?

Suzzie V said...

oh my, you guys rock at Halloween costumes!

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

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Katie said...

Love the costumes!!!! I need to try those sock bun curls someday :)
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Angie said...

New follower from the hop! I love the costumes they're awesome!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

SO creative! LOVE the Perry outfit!! Too cute and clever!!

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