Liv’s Halloween calendar has been quite booked (so goes the life of a preschooler?) and we finished up her costume an entire week before the big day! That’s record setting in this house (says the one that is usually sewing/gluing/glitterizing as people are coming over to join us for trick-or-treating on the 31st).
This little butterfly attended a neighborhood Halloween event just yesterday and so I snapped some photos of her while it was still bright and sunny outside.
The costume itself was very easy to make. We bought the felt from a local fabric store that sells felt by the yard and used fabric spray glue to adhere shapes to the wings. The wings are tied on to Liv’s wrists and around her neck (like a cape) with strips of ribbon stitched in place.
The underside needed a bit of color but not as much detail as the exterior wings, so I added just a few red tear drop shapes inside.
Here’s Liv and her nana – who made matching skirts for the two of them – just before our Sunday afternoon outting.
And Taylor? Why a cocoon, of course!
I found the idea for the sibling costumes over here (originally found here) – thanks for the inspiration, Leslie! I will have to make Taylor’s little outfit (all that wrapped fabric, that is) a little more secure before Halloween night . She broke her legs through right away.
See that expression? She’s saying ‘puhlease, mom. this is my first ever halloween costume?’. Alright, back to the drawing board I go.