Preparations for Halloween


I’m working on the finishing touches for Penelope’s costume. It’s by far the most work I’ve put into a costume. EVER. Originally I was going to make her a dino costume, then in the middle of doing that, she decided that she had to be spiderman. OH GEEZ. I tried to convince her that Dino Squad was cooler, then I tried to convince her that there was a green spiderman, THEN Chris had a stroke of genius: the wicked witch of the west. I’m already dressing up as dorothy for a party tomorrow, I also have a lot of green, I just need to encorporate black.

It wasn’t too hard to convince her that she wanted to be an evil witch. Witches have brooms & can fly. Turns out she just wants to fly somehow for Halloween.

I dyed some white cotton stockings green & once we figured out that she’s going to go as the Wicked Witch, I needed stripes. I used Liz’s idea for painting stripes with masking tape, but I stretched the stockings over a round mailer in order to get the lines to go all the way around. They’re even enough. I’m really excited to reveal the rest of her costume! It’s going to be awesome. Or an awesome failure.

Happy Halloween Weekend!

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    1. Nina Designs says:

      I can’t wait to see it!!!

    2. Carrie says:

      FYI, post your costume pics at for the 2011 Oz Costume Contest! Great prizes! Thanks!

    3. Joelle says:

      What a sweet idea! I can’t wait to see the finished product :)


    4. That’s going to be an adorable costume. Good luck pulling it all together. You always seem to make it all work, so I have no doubt P will be a very stylish wicked witch. I (gulp) haven’t even started on costumes!! I originally planned on the kids going as Thing 1 and Thing 2 (from Cat in the Hat), but Edie has been on a robot kick for about a year and, naturally, decided she wanted to be a robot instead. Eric does this really funny “hai-ya!” thing and swings his arms around like a karate-chop, so he’s going as a ninja. Oh my….

    5. Nicia says:

      That’s totally what Alyssa is going as this year! A few months ago we read the Wizard of Oz to her every night, and once the book was finished we watched the movie. After that she HAD to be the Wicked Witch. Except she is always asking me, “Mommy…am I the Wicked Witch of the East or the West?” I tell her it’s whatever she wants to be…but the Wicked Witch of the West is the one that starts burning the Scarecrow. So she’s the West one. ;) I’m sure your costume will be much more cool though. We just found hers at Goodwill. Cheap and simple! Can’t wait to the pictures!

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