Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Official Halloween Photo 2011 Here they are! My kids ready for the big day! We have a BYU football player, an astronaut and Morticia from the Adams Family.

Slightly recycled. Matthew wore the suit when he was this age. Brittany re-made the jet pack and in a moment of inspiration I decided to spray paint a thrifted motorcycle helmet for the helmet. You can't see them but I spray painted his snow boots too.

All right so this one tested me. My kids think they can dream up anything and I can deliver. I tried and tried to convince Matt that I couldn't make him a football player costume. We tried to find something else but he really wanted this. We borrowed a helmet from a neighbor but it really was too small. There was no way I was spending the big money for the real thing on line either. Then one day, because I must be living right, at the thrift store there it was. A full set of football pads WITH a white practice jersey! They were an adult large but who cares! He was so excited! So then I used freezer paper to stencil BYU, the number and his name on the back. He was pretty excited when he saw them. Next was a helmet. This was actually a motorcycle helmet I thrifted too. Spray painted it white, painted the stripe down the middle and added decals I bought. Next problem; the pants. I had found actual football paints at the thrift store but they were gold. And polyester and no matter what I tried I could not get them to take the blue dye I tried to use. So finally I took the baseball pants and my trusty spray paint again. I sprayed them blue and hoped for the best. And it worked! Yep, this Halloween was brought to you by Kylon spray paint!

Morticia. Boy it was fun to transform Brittany into the Adams Family matriarch. She took the
role very seriously too! Now we are ready to hit the road and hunt for candy! I get the Milky Ways for all my hard work!

Happy Halloween Everyone!


Mystique said...

you know what's great about that first picture? you have two straight faces and then one cute Josh-grin. It's so . . . well . . . cute.

sws said...

You are amazing! All three are works of art...literally. I love that you spray painted the pants after trying to dye them. You are inspiring!

Sarah Smiles said...

You are amazing! WOW! They are so fortunate to have you, the costume queen!

Camille said...

Your kids look great, as always. It was so fun to get your picture card in the mail, right on Halloween! I hope you all had a fun Halloween night!

Anonymous said...

Wow I can't believe Brittany was something dark. She's usually so happy and perky. I don't think I've ever seen her frown like that in a picture. :)
~Emme Franks

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