This year the boys wanted to take a different approach to their Halloween costumes so we took the homemade route. Inspired by his jack-o’-lantern style front teeth, Ezra wanted to be a pumpkin. Finn, originally slated to be a pirate, called a last minute audible on Saturday and decided he wanted to be a ghost.
I’ll start with Ezra’s costume. First, dismantle Finn’s old Apple Sale booth and cut it into strips.
Bruce pulls out all the stops — the glue gun and the clamps!
Cardboard strips finished; time for the papier mache.
Ready for the spray paint. Safety first.
Second round of spray paint after first one didn’t cover.
And finally, voila!
Ezra then drew a jack-o’-lantern face.
Here’s the finished product — complete with a green cap so his head can be the stem.
And now, the ghost (a much simpler process).
First attempt just didn’t work so well.
He couldn’t keep the eye holes in the right place and didn’t like the weight of the sheet over him. We decided to go with a hood for the second try.
Much better. And even more comfortable once we added arm holes.
These boys can’t wait for trick-or-treating!