some years I put in a lot of time, get a serious amount of costuming done, and really feel good about it.
This year, I put in maybe 2 hours, and it shows. But, we had fun, and the boys really liked their costumes.
If we lived in Florida it might be easier to wear strappy sandals in October, and togas, and sleeveless armor…
But, we don’t. we live in a part of Oregon that gets down to 30 as soon as the sun goes down on October 31st. so, layers, and fleece, and HATS
before I launch into the hat, here is the rundown on who we are.
I am Athena, Hawley is Poseidon, Murphy is Grover ( a satyr), and hubby is Zues. The boys are very into the Percy Jackson series this year. We’ve read 7 of the 9 books available. They both wanted to be “campers” but the campers in the story are just average kids, in jeans and orange shirts. Not very festive. I managed to convince them to be other characters in the story, and that made it a very Greek holiday.
In order to stay warm, even though we only walk around for about 40 minutes, I choose polar fleece in a celestial bronze like hue. then made us all sleeveless pullovers that are stitched and drawn to be armor. For me, I added elastic to a bed sheet, and made a white toga skirt. Hawley didn’t like the idea of an armor skirt, until I showed him greek armor via Pinterest… The trident is just a cheapy plastic devils pitchfork that I spray painted gold.
Murphy looks a little more like a viking to me, but he likes those furry pants anyway. I used the Hosh pants pattern and left a little more seam allowance. The hat is a basic kids beanie out of something that resembled curly brown hair. Then I sort of free handed the pattern for the horns.
|goat eats grass…|