I’ve received several requests asking about the dying process I used to make Evie’s Princess Daisy dress for our “Super Mario Bros. movie” themed Halloween costumes. The process I used is called “Ombre Dying” and thanks to supplies provided by Dharma Trading Company, I had the opportunity to learn the process firsthand. I’m excited to… Continue reading Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie
Happy Halloween! Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Unveiling this year’s costume theme! I’d say “drum rolls please” but if you haven’t already figured it out from the title and photos then no amount of tongue-rolling and lap patting is going to help you… We chose the Super Mario Bros. movie this… Continue reading DIY Super Mario Bros. Movie Costumes
I’m trying to focus on how cute my little girl looks in this humorously large (on her) adult-sized wig but I just keep thinking “seven days”. Seven days in the well. Seven days after you watch the video (you know the one. With the fly?). Seven days… UNTIL HALLOWEEN! But if you still need a… Continue reading The perfect wig …for scratching your way out of a well.
Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each
I’m a huge Trekkie. And before you ask: Yes, I’ve dressed up in a Starfleet uniform. More than once. Okay, several times… Including a stage-quality facial prosthetic (because how else could I be a convincing Bajoran?). And the highlight of my childhood may or may not have involved eating dinner with my family after attending… Continue reading The Ultimate Sci-Fi Sunglasses
I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love dressing up in superhero capes. My kids are no exception. But let’s face it: Those capes are pricey! And if you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know I’ve sewn a few …so I can confirm that the fabric alone is pretty expensive (not… Continue reading Superhero Capes And Masks To Save The Day
I received my sewing machine around the time my first child was born. It was a gift from my husband (which he had been saving for since I started borrowing machines to make the wedding favors and linens for our wedding two years prior). In the years since then, that machine has saved us… Continue reading Homemade Halloween Costumes