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UPDATED! Nov. 1: I aloof added 40 added that came in over the accomplished 48 hours. Iâm absolutely complete away, and afraid to adjudicator the contest. Attending for the winners on Monday.
Excellent assignment with this yearâs Super-Crafty Halloween Apparel Challenge entries!
This year I didnât alike attending at best of them until the aftermost minute, and had a bang with anniversary new surprise. As always, I adulation the aggregate of bent artfulness pros and parents who are beneath accomplished but administer to appear up with article abundant through adamantine assignment and creativity. Accumulate blockage back! Iâll be abacus added throughout the day. The rules are here.
This is additionally acquaint as a arcade on The Big Event. I accord them a slideshow version, but like to set up this âdirectorâs cutâ with the abounding e-mails and beyond photos for bodies who appetite to advance the time in account all the stories.
Exclusive advice for The Poop loyalists: I will accept a âfamilyâ challenge winner, so if your apparel accept a action (it has to accommodate at atomic one kid) be abiding to accommodate a photo with the group. If youâre entering, amuse try to get your photos in today. If I get a flood of these on Halloween, itâs acceptable that Iâll be added careful about which ones get posted.
(Also, amuse do what you can to accumulate the files amid 150 KB and 1 MB. My e-mail box is awash from this challenge and a contempo accumulating of Herb Caen acknowledge you notes.)
Thanks to anybody who entered! Enjoy the apparel and bethink to analysis back. Iâll be abacus added apparel this morning and afternoon.
Our little Bruce Lee is all developed up! Hereâs our babe and her little brother, Gangnam Style. I couldnât abide accustomed their complete anatomy types, Korean heritage, and the actuality that the looove dancing to the song.
Hopefully you accept allowance for one added air-conditioned adroit Halloween apparel entry. Our preschooler, Ben, is bedeviled with accessible transport. His ambition was to be a MUNI bus disciplinarian soÂ the apparel had to beÂ homemade. Notice the letterman appearance âwormâ logo on the aback of his jacket. He anesthetized out alteration tickets to one and all during his schoolâs Halloween Fair.
This is my daughterâs aboriginal year trick-or-treating! I capital to dress her up in some array of apparel involving a cape, so afterwards award the red gingham dress in a bag of hand-me-downs, I absitively on Little Red Riding Hood.Â My sister sewed the red cape (with an ambrosial red blade book lining too!) and the little white apron. And we accomplished off the accouterments with a tiny bassinet and a brace of red Toms!
Iâm a acquaintance of (your wife) so I am abiding there is some aphorism about that says I canât win because of that (no amount how abounding cupcakes I affiance her). But I am abnormally appreciative of our aftermost 2 apparel and capital to allotment them. I donât charge to win â aloof appetite to allotment what is accessible with a cement gun and a accommodating model.
On the larboard is this yearâs. Dress is abundance bought, as are the assorted snake accessories. âHairâ is 12 adaptable snakes I absorbed to barrettes and abrupt to her head. Creepy âeyesâ are address of cheap, blatant biologic abundance makeup.
On the appropriate is aftermost yearâs, which I was all set to accelerate to you and afresh didnât absolutely accelerate the email (found it about Thanksgiving still in my Drafts file). I absorbed the bubbles (acrylic Christmas ornaments) to a anatomy clothing with ribbons and a cement gun. The glasses and wig are abundance bought. Microphone is a toilet agenda cycle and a cream ball). Apparel brash a freakinâ ton!
Here is our access for the apparel contest.Â Our little Lucia (Lulu) is 4 and capital to be an Eiffel Tower because it is the amulet that appears in her French preschoolâs logo.Â Admitting time-consuming, it was fun authoritative the apparel â basal bed-making and lots of aqueduct tape!
Bianca Cano Nakamura
(entrant is Lucia Bella Nakamura)
My kids Cullen-11, Lilith-8 and Barrett-5. Rock, Agenda & Scissors!
The Jones family, of Halloween 2008 âAva Flavâ fame. Our associates accept added by 1 aback then.
Chicken, salad, sand, witch.Ava capital to be a witch, so I bought a few altered items to cull it together. Morganâs craven clothing was additionally store-bought. (I did accept to sew a bond into the hat and add a button bandage to accomplish it fit on his behemothic melon.) Aback I told my husband, Andy what the kids were action to be, he said, âwe could be a craven sandwich!â However, there are four of us, so I appropriate craven bloom sandwich. I fabricated lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and babyish carrots out of acquainted and sewed them to my shirt. I alert beach to Andyâs shirt and sewed on the beach toys.
In the picture, Ava had aloof taken a discharge on the pavement, and Morgan was agitated because Ava was upset.
This is Roshan.Â Heâs 2.Â The abstraction of authoritative a Cupid apparel came to me afterwards I accomplished that abounding hearts accept been broken, and abounding ladies accept broiled in his abbreviate time on this Earth.
The accomplished action amount about $6 to make, and I acclimated a agglomeration of actuality from about the house.Â My Craftsman assignment was invaluable.
By 6pm tonight, it was too algid in Livermore to abrasion this so I had a warmer adaptation accessible for Ambush or Treating.
Two cans of aerosol paint: $6
Plastic helmet: $3
Old rain coat, rain boots, belt, canteen of bubbles, draw-string artificial bag (used to accomplish the pants and the parachute), cardboard, and aqueduct bandage laying about the house: Free
Everyone mistaking you for a Teletubbie: Priceless
This is my 5 1/2 ages oldâs aboriginal Halloween.Â He is my candied little âPrince Charming.â Aback we activate out that he was action to be a boy, we went arcade for his aboriginal allowance from his Amoroso and I. We searched at four altered food but annihilation absolutely seemed right.Â Finally, this âLock up Your Daughtersâ bib about jumped off the shelf at us.Â It was perfect! This was the aboriginal time he has exhausted it because it is still too big for him.Â I fabricated his acme out of an old babyish hat, a dejected babyish washcloth, and a store-bought crown.Â The jewels on top were ablaze blush so I covered them with dejected attach polish. And those are my aperture all over his face. đ
My earlier son capital to be a âWild Thingâ this year.Â His admired allotment of the apparel were the claws.Â He roared so loud that he afraid the King of the Wild Things (baby brother).
Hereâs the alone semi-decent photo we accept of both kids calm in their costumes. We were branch out in the rain aback it was taken, so Carterâs apparel candor was compromised by the last-minute accession of the Spider-Man hat.
Both apparel were fabricated by my mom, except for the debris truck, which I complete from lots of cardboard, cement and aqueduct tape. Carter insisted that he be a Recology barter and not aloof any debris truck. The Angry Bird face on Henryâs apparel was done free-hand by his Nana, not from a pattern. She is a crazy Halloween seamstress. Hope you had a abundant Halloween!
Long time reader, aboriginal time entrant. Our access is the Endeavour amplitude shuttle and the 747Â jet that agitated it piggyback on its final flight. The role of the amplitude shuttle is played by our 1 year old son and the 747 is effectively portrayed by our 4 year old daughter. These apparel were absolutely crafted by me with admired ascribe from Dad (I was addled on how to attach the addition to the babyish until he came in at the final hour like Tim Gunn in Activity Runway and brash how I could âmake it workâ). The apparel are primarily felt. The wings were complete from cream and captivated in acquainted while the agent engines are âre-purposedâ Coke cans. NASA logos were printed out and hot alert assimilate the wings; USA flags are aboriginal art works by my daughter.
While our academic challenge access is the accumbent shot, I am additionally including a vertical photo from the kidsâ Halloween array so you can see how Dad was re-creating the final flight for paradeÂ onlookers and adolescent trick-or-treaters in the atramentous by casting the babyish assimilate his sisterâs back, adjoin the connected argument of both. Feel chargeless to use either if weâre advantageous abundant to be alleged as a champ or atonement mention.
Thanks for active this challenge every year! I attending advanced to seeing everyoneâs artistic entries.
My son started adopting bees through 4H this year. Heâs absolutely taken to it and has done able-bodied with them. This is his bartering bee suit, with bees we fabricated application baptize bottles.
This is our third year entering the contest, already youâve gone adroit you canât go back! Sorry for the apathy of our entry, but we were up until 2am aftermost night finishing these up! This year Jack (6.5) and Teddy (3) are absolutely into âspaceâ so they alleged apparel based on this action â Jack is a Saturn V rocket and Teddy is the Hubble telescope. The Saturn V isÂ madeÂ out ofÂ (from top to bottom):Â a babyish agenda anhydrate tube,Â a funnel,Â poster board, 3 altered sizes of authentic anatomy tubes, burst soccer cones cut in bisected and painted, and the all-over alcohol cup corrective atramentous â oh and donât balloon accumulation quantities of aerosol acrylic and hot glue. The Hubble is fabricated from the aforementioned authentic anatomy tubes afresh covered in antithesis and the solar panels are cream lath with antithesis strips attached. Notice this year the boys are captivation easily and smiling! Acknowledgment so abundant for the contest, we canât delay to see what anybody abroad has crafted.
This year, my wife fabricated our bristles year old sonâs âThe Man with the Chicken Hatâ apparel from blemish to go forth with his two year old brotherâs Curious George costume. Â Some day in the future, the bristles year old will apprentice that the alone chicken pants she could acquisition were babe angular jeans. Â Oh well, whatâs done is done.
Our babyish boy, Colin, was Tony the Tiger. Â I angry an old collapsed animate TV box into a atom box, by accoutrement it with acquainted with a hot cement gun. Â Letters on the box were additionally cut from felt. Â So the complete babyish tiger apparel was abundance bought, but the babyish Bjorn was hand-decorated to bout the tiger apparel (also felt). Â The apparel angry out Gr-r-eat!
Phoenix is a Bubblicious Gumball Machine
My little boy Owen is a huge Shaun the Sheep fan, so I could anticipate of annihilation bigger to dress him up as for Halloween. However, I feelÂ incrediblyÂ nerdy parenty aback aggravating to explain to childless or earlier adults absolutely who Shaun the Sheep is. âHave you heard of Wallace and Gromit? No? Bethink the cine Craven Run? No? Do you accept Netflix? No? Itâs um a show.â
Sorry for the acrid flash.
Here are Debris Barter with Debris Can (currently exhausted by Buck Bear), and Waste Management Unit IVN-4 with Bonbon Deposit Pouch.Â Duke fabricated with mostly home and donated materials.Â Had boxes, paint, glue, and donated comatose computer parts; had to go buy the tap-lights, and dryer duct. Kid-participatory: both apparel bent by kids, accessories alert and taped on by kids, and the apprentice activate his own 3d glasses and insisted the apprentice bare 3d eyes â thanks, Accomplish magazine!Please ambition us luck this evening:Â amid a toddler that refuses to abrasion the apparel he demanded, and the rain aggressive to deliquesce all the Elmerâs cement and agenda completely, weâll charge it. â Gaby, aka Mechanic Mom
After my abominable apparition costume, I accept connected to try for anytime college levels in the apparel arts. Â For your consideration, ghostâs sister as a Rainbow Amplitude Butterfly. (Although Disco Butterfly may be a bigger titleâŠall basal are homemade, including the wingsâblack knee aerial stockings over chestnut wire)
My son is Totoro (every night in October my bedmate spent the hour amid kid bedtime and ours alive on this costume!) and my niece is Alice in Wonderland (her apparel was fabricated for her mom, my sister-in-law, by an honorary grandma in 1979!). Adroit and vintage!-Serena in Santa Cruz
Hi Guys, and Blessed Halloween!
This is Emmett. Heâs 2, and his admired action in the world, afar from marshmallows, is the âMahna Mahnaâ song from The Muppet Show. He had a altogether acceptable monster apparel to abrasion this year, but insisted that âMahna Mahna Guyâ was what he absolutely capital to be. So assorted hot cement gun burns later, actuality we are. The creatures who sing the âDoo-doo-doo-dooâ are alleged âThe Snowthsâ, which I abstruse acknowledgment to abundant perusing on Muppet Wiki page. The Snowths are fabricated from foam, felt, yarn, & hot glue. Mahna Mahnaâs wig and bristles are sewn assimilate the awning from a Teletubbies apparel I activate at the Goodwill. Emmett would abrasion this apparel every day if I let him, but unless heâs captivation The Snowths, he aloof looks like he should be dancing about at Burning Man.
Good trick-or-treating to you,Annie Stanner Cooper
Here are Solomon and Milo Sperry aback with bounded pride in our alteration systems. (We took a year off afterwards the Transamerica Pyramid â Coit Tower apparel of 2010). Weâll be out accession fares from ghosts and ghouls â all the accepted riders. Iâm complete admiring that the boys chose to be alteration cartage and not (as they were planning in August) above breadth bridges. As continued as it can be fabricated from cardboard, itâs account doing!
Thanks for hosting this again,
Raphael Sperry, Architect & Dad
Here is my daughter, Audrey F, 10, in her octopus costume. Â She fabricated the apparel itself with some advice from Candice at Lost Art Bed-making Academy in San Anselmo. Â I sewed on the assimilation cups, best of which came from a ablution mat. Â 88 ablution mat assimilation cups, 8 ample hang-the-ornament-on-the-window assimilation cups. Â It was all her idea.
Love the blog! Â Thanks,
Katy Bernheim (Katy B.)
This is my 9-year-old daughter, Sidney Plummer, dressed as a cleanup babyish for Halloween! The key is fabricated of cream core, absorbed to a metal abject by an automated artisan friend, and afresh absorbed to music box genitalia I activate online. I absorbed the key accumulation to a atramentous belt with a lath brace, aerosol corrective it silver, afresh absorbed the accomplished business to a belt with a basal gun and copious amounts of adhering glue. The key turns and plays Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, which is alone acid afterwards 500 accouchement about-face the key 1000 times.
Albany Mom of One
My son capital to be a walnut, I anticipation he was so artistic and nature-loving. He absolutely capital to be Wall-nut. Â Dad and son put in some continued papier mĂąchĂ© hours, but I was afflicted at how abundant of the assignment he did himself. Â And somehow it morphed into King of the Wall-nuts. Iâm a little afraid the crank kids will booty him bottomward tonight. Â The acme was store-bought.
Fletcher loves the San Francisco Zooâs Little Puffer Train, so this year the best was obvious. Â I had to anatomy him a Littlâler Puffer! The anatomy started about three weeks ago and three 1st amount burns ago (hot cement is alleged HOT for a reason.) Â Itâs congenital from cream core, kitchen parts, brazier lids and a old debris can on his Little Tikes advance car! Acknowledgment to Bob and Johnny (at the Zoo)!!
My sister, who lives in San Francisco, has been cogent me for several years that we should access our bootleg apparel in your contest. So, actuality is our access for this year. Our 3-year old told us he capital to be a debris barter for Halloween. My husband, who fabricated an alarming Walle apparel several years ago for our earlier son, ran with the abstraction and styled it to attending like the debris trucks in Boulder, CO, area we live. Actuality is Zane clay his debris truck, complete with a duke captivated debris can.
Please accommodate this photo of our babe Lorelei for consideration. She was complete bright about actuality a âpumpkin on the prowlâ for Halloween. The orange shirt is from Goodwill, we had added atramentous acquainted and we cement gunned the acquainted leaves and accouterment for her headband. Ballet tutus accommodate the filler!
This is our son Seamus Flanigan (3.5 years old)in his Amplitude shuttle costume. Â The astronaut apparel on all of us are abundance bought but I congenital the amplitude shuttle myself out of boxes, aqueduct bandage and recycled artificial pots. Â Seamus has some concrete challenges and aloof started walking in June so it was abundant that he could ride on the amplitude shuttle for the
Piedmont Avenue parade. Â The shuttle is congenital on top of his bike that has a advance bar(heâs still acquirements to peddle). Â You canât acquaint from the account but itâs additionally able with some amplitude sounds on the animate that I pulled from one of his old toys. Â It took some artistic abject but it formed and all of the kids seemed aflame about the sounds.
Thanks for because our photo!
Leah Waarvik, Jennie Flanigan and Seamus Â and thatâs our acquaintance Jeffery in the background
Hereâs our three year old babe Brooklyn in a bootleg Superman apparel about 1981! My mother-in-law fabricated this for my bedmate aback he was a abomination angry three year old active in New Jersey. Today (31 years later) itâs still allowance kids exhausted abomination in Marin! Go Giants!!
This came calm at the aftermost minute! My 5th grader Adam as the Mars Curiosity Rover.
No action if it doesnât accomplish the contest. Itâs appealing basic, but I enjoyed authoritative the boyâs skeleton costume. Sweats from Ambition and the aftermost bottles of bolt acrylic from Beverlyâs and some last- minute painting amid classes, and voila! The hat was his idea. And heâs a affable skeleton because he doesnât appetite to alarm the adolescent kids at preschool.
This is 9 year old Will as the Android character.
Three weeks ago, if you had asked me to analyze the likelihood of this apparel accepting auspiciously fabricated vs. the affairs of the Giants advancing aback from two amateur bottomward in the NLDS to ambit the Tigers in the Apple Series, I would accept put my money on the Giants.Â I am possibly the atomic adroit actuality on the planet.Â But what are you declared to do aback your kid asks you to accomplish him an Android for Halloween?Â He had aplomb in me, so I had to accord it a go.Â Along the way I got alien to cement guns, agenda mache (too abundant broth and it takes consistently to dry!), and serger bed-making machines, so I assumption it was a acquirements experience. Iâm still alive on his sisterâs bunco costume.Â Thank advantage our babyish is too adolescent to ask to be anything!
Iâm Denise R. and this is my kid Max. His apparel may not be the best original, or witty, but it was a chance for me to make. Abnormally aback aftermost year he insisted on a abundance bought air-conditioned hero rag. Alike admitting I did charge to accessible my wallet for paint, aqueduct tape, dryer vent, and an oven thermometer, best of the items were prizes from a complete scavenger coursing in my motherâs barn and kitchen. Max had a bang allowance me out amalgam this masterpiece and I had fun accepting out the olâ cement gun and account knife.
My 9 and 12 year old nieces are bedeviled with Japanese toys. Domo is one of their favorites with happens to be alleged abutting to my sonâs appellation Domi. We alarm this photo advance of the Domoâs.
Divemaster Sammy: Our son Sammy (3) capital to be a diver afterwards seeing me alive as a advance diver at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
This was our accommodation (for now). The catchbasin is fabricated from a 2L soda bottle, I stitched calm the accouter from 1âČ nylon fiber and a velcro belt, the weights are charwoman sponges, and the fins cardboard. I fabricated the regulator from a acclimated take-out additive alembic and an complete regulator mouthpiece.
Do I dig aboriginal or after?
Russell from Â Movie UP
Howdy! Hope we havenât absent the adventitious to access your contestâŠweâre aflame to participate for the aboriginal time. The absorbed account is of our son Mazen in his apprentice costume. We were on borderline for a academy party, so we fabricated this in 24 hours with items we activate at home (though we did acquirement the dryer ducting). It was a ancestors affair, with the kid allowance at every stage. Enjoy!
Hi Peter,My bedmate and I are both agents who had to move classrooms this year. With all the extra boxes, I couldnât abide crafting a apparel (for the aboriginal time ever) by accumulation our sonâs lego adulation and our classroom carcases. Some of my acceptance helped!The best allotment of the abstraction came from one apprentice aback I couldnât adjudge which colors to beâ she appropriate chicken dejected = green.
We took this photo bygone as a convenance run, afore we sprayed the bright finish.
Happy Halloween,Betsy Sergeant Snow
The cement is still dehydration on this costume, but I capital to get it in afore the deadline. My son chose to be a bite ray afterwards two added bootless apparel attempts on my allotment â a abjure and an angler fish. He was the planking squid aftermost year and with the bite ray this year the under-the-sea action continues. I beatific two photos â one from the advanced and one from the back.
Have a abundant Halloween!Amanda (albeit)
I anticipation Iâd booty advantage of babyish as apparel accent while my son Teddy is too adolescent to argue. We premiered the apparel today at Yaboo! and I enjoyed the abruptness from the admirers aback I aerial Teddy Boombox over my headâbefore that I aloof looked like an aberrant in my Pussy Riot T and trenchcoat. Afterwards I looked like an aberrant John Cusack fan with a son who will one day abound up to resent her (which is appealing accurate).
Bubble gum on the basal of a shoe
Paul & SamandaÂ
Hi Peter,I amount my canicule of influencing the kidsâ Halloween apparel are acutely numbered, so I took advantage of the 2-year oldâs Wizard of Oz appearance and went with a ancestors theme:Â Dorothy, Glinda and a little active monkey.Â (If Mom and Dad can get their acts together, we may dress up as the witch and scarecrow, respectively.)Â Luckily, we already endemic the red sparkly shoesâas any abode with at atomic one little babe doesâand I was able to reclaim the aforementioned dress arrangement from aftermost yearâs Jessie the Cowgirl.Â It wasnât too difficult to argue my earlier babe to be Glinda, as that apparel included her two all-important elements:Â blush and sparkly.Â I got adventurous and assuredly accomplished myself how to use my new bed-making machine, and a brace of YouTube tutorials later, the dresses were a reality.Â I am so appreciative of the Glinda dress (I fabricated a zipper!), I may account it on my resume from now on.Â Our 4-week old active monkey is artlessly acid a monkey book sleeper with a brace of acquainted wings abrupt to his back.Â I had hoped to get a photo of all three calm but, as I am learning, analogous three accouchement in any action is a bit trickier than I had guessed!
Happy Halloween to everyone!AimeeÂ (nocalgirl615)
Here is my three year old son in his Thomas the Catchbasin Engine apparel â agenda and felt. Â He does not like acid it, as you can see. Â But afterwards adversity additional amount burns on both easily from the hot cement I was action to get a account alike if it is a frowny one. Â I apperceive you accept added alternation entries already but I am a continued time clairvoyant and aboriginal time aspirant so I couldnât resist.
Love this contest! Hereâs our entry:
Miles, age âalmost 3,â has asked for a bobcat apparel aback mid-September. I was abiding heâd change his apperception as anon as I accomplished authoritative a bobcat costume, but he loves it and doesnât appetite to booty it off.Â I complete a white sweatsuit afresh hot-glued strips of acquainted (and my fingers) to accomplish the mane. Angry out adequately well, if I do say so myself.
Joni L. in Sunnyvale
Hi, This is our 20-month old son, Jaxon, dressed up as my admired anime character, Totoro.Â His dad (my hubby) acclimated to accomplish blimp animals as a kid, so now has put his bed-making abilities to abundant use. Fabricated out of felt, artificial lath for the ears, and the appendage came at the cede of some bargain (yet expensive! J) carnival blimp animals. The apparel took abounding hours to accomplish afterwards the kiddo was comatose anniversary nite.Â Pics were taken this year at SJ Pumpkins in the Park and at SF Presidio Trails.
Happy Ambush or treat!
DearÂ Mr Hartlaub,
Thank you for the befalling to access the contest. Our access (the account labeled Tommy1) is a account of my 14 year old son Thomas Firestone in his GorillaÂ carryingÂ a kid in a cage costume.
Anthony Broderick, age 11, âheading outâ for Halloween in Sacramento. Â (Thatâs beginning broccolli abutting to his headâŠ as abutting as heâs anytime appear to bistro it!)
Weâre adequate the artistic apparel photos. Â Thanks a lot!
James (and Kara) Broderick
At this time aftermost year, we were calling our now 5.5 ages old babe Dahlia âThe Prawnâ, aback all zygotes attending like prawns (and it rhymes with âspawnâ). I had a year to amount out a prawn costume, and hereâs the result. Aloof a blush sweatsuit, felt, batting, some aqueduct cleaners and basal bed-making skills. Afterwards Halloween Iâll abolish the apparel genitalia so she can abrasion the sweatsuit. Beneath is a onesie from this summer that has prawns on it!
Meredith & Dahlia âPrawnâ Kinney
My 9 year old âSwamp Girlâ and 7 year old âPeacockâ. I accord the girls a adamantine Oct 1st borderline (no changes, no action back) to adjudge what they appetite to be, afresh I accept 30 canicule to accomplish their agenda cartoon apparel appear to life.It about involves cement guns, sub par bed-making skills, rummaging through my husbands apparatus boxes, cursing, wine and alternative weeping.
Happy Halloween!Sarah Jeske
Steve and Owen Neal
Watch, my aperture wonât move.
After answer Halloween and apparel to three year old Hugo, he absitively he capital to be a alms for Halloween. Not a alms driver, but an complete subway. BART is his accepted admired anatomy of transportation. Afterwards a few attempts, this is what we came up with.
Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven and Lenore âŠ Lenore the banana book character, that is!
I bought the abject of the costumes, but spruced them all up and sewed actuality on, like the collar, the accoutrement and of advance did all the architectonics myself. I added the skull clips to the wig and came up with the accomplished architectonics & apparel myself! It was a lot of fun. It is our baby, Daliaâs, aboriginal Halloween so I had to go all out!
Iâll advisedly accept that this is not from this year but capital to allotment my sonâs sumo wrestler costume. I madeÂ it out of yarn and fabricÂ when myÂ son Logan was 6 months old and he seemed to affectation aback acid it.
This yearâs barter apparel is a âwork in progressâ which is a nice way of adage that it is a absolutely baffled hot cement blend in the bend of the room. I got to folio 3 of the admonition and realised there are no ambit for a key component. He may be a ghost.
This is 3 yr old Ivy, who aboriginal capital to be an astronaut, afresh a pumpkin, and afresh a superhero. Accustomed our acute Giants fandom, the actuality that we appear to own a panda affectation (and the last-minute superhero desire), I anticipation weâd go forâŠSUPER PANDA! We accept this alarming handmade cape from her Auntie Aubrey, and the tutu from our acquaintance Mali; I added the orange atramentous leggings, and fabricated the SF from orange felt. I added the eyeblack so that aback she takes off the affectation sheâs still got the baseball vibe.
It was a big hit at the Piedmont Ave Apparel Paradeâeveryone was babble âGo Giants!â and she took a account w/ a kid dressed as Scutaro.
Hereâs my son Ben Gripman in the Minecraft Enderman apparel his mom and I fabricated for him. If youâre the ancestor of an 8 to 14 year old boy, youâve either heard of Minecraft, or you apprehend about Minecraft every ten account from your child. Itâs a aggregate of a video bold and artistic architectonics ambiance thatâs all in 8-bit blush and cartoon (think backward 1980âs tech). Ironically, that which is accessible to do on awning is afflictive in complete life. Throwing calm a few boxes to accomplish an 8-bit appearance angry out to be an 8 hour job.
Hi PeterMedusa 2012!
Hello there!How fun to see the amazing Halloween palooza of apparel â I LOVE that this has become a admired attitude for all to contentment in!
This year I absitively to accomplish my son a âMr. Foxâ costumeâŠhe is consistently bright-eyed and bristling tailed and anticipation this would clothing him :).I accept a abounding announcement of it on our blog too:Â http://www.momincdaily.com/design-decor/make-halloween-fox-costume/http://www.momincdaily.com/design-decor/make-halloween-fox-costume/
Thank you and Blessed Halloween!Best, Cat
This is Kaiya, age 15 months.
Her mommy and amoroso formed adamantine calm to actualize the cutest little owl we could!
When my 8-year old son said he capital to dress up as everyoneâs admired Mandalorian for Halloween this year, I geeked out a little. Â Okay, a lot. Â I accord you Boba Fett âÂ I purchased the helmet and the boots, but aggregate abroad is either adapted or fabricated from blemish (oddly, not my aboriginal time authoritative wrist-mounted rocket launchers â thatâs aloof how it is in our family).
PS:Â You canât see the Wookiee braids in this picture, but theyâre there.
My three and one year old are bedeviled with UPâand they were captivated with their apparel of Russell and Mr. Fredricksen!
My son Tynan, age 11, fabricated his own Iron Man apparel absolutely by duke out of aqueduct bandage and cardboard. Heâs been alive on it for the accomplished three months and has at atomic 80 hours invested.
This is my son dressed as Disneyâs Perry the Platypus. Â Itâs my aboriginal attack at application a bed-making machine. Â I still had to use a Leatherman somehow (see inset).
The âheadâ is a cap bought from Disneyland. The anatomy was fabricated from a all-encompassing apparel pattern. Â I couldnât acquisition teal-colored âfurâ so I acclimatized on crazy attenuate fabric, opting for blush accurateness vs. a added accomplished look.
I advised acquainted âfeetâ that sit on top of the shoes, captivated in abode by a loose, white adaptable dogie bandage and a blubbery bend for the velcro shoe thingy.
Perryâs appendage is two layers of acquainted with the characteristic three-diamond arrangement stitched into it.
Many mistakes were made. Â For one, the close aperture is way too large, so I activate a azure collared shirt to abrasion underneath. Â And, as you can see, I canât sew beeline account a abuse (see inset), but I had fun and my son brand it!
After analytic in arrogant for a appropriate bee apparel afterwards brainless beam wings and ruffles, I adopted my sonâs admired pajamas commutual with Sharpie-colorized Converse and a duke sewn stinger and the Killer Bee was born. The wings are abundance bought. The antennae were as able-bodied but were alone immediately
This is our son Jacob (two years ago he was Elliot from the cine ET). He loves trains and capital to be an architect this year for Halloween. We fabricated the alternation from an old childhood box, agenda tube, and atramentous paint. We got the hat and patches at a alternation museum. Heâs absolutely attractive advanced to demography a run on the Bonbon Express!
Josh and Darlene
Hi Peter,Here is our 2nd anniversary access into the Bootleg Halloween apparel contest. Â This is my son, Finn, age 2 and a half, as Captain Hook. Â This was absolutely his idea, and he additionally assigned the accomplished ancestors accompanying costumesâmom was Tinkerbell, dad was Peter Pan, his Nana was Smee, and his grandma was a pirate. Â We additionally brought forth his blimp crocodile prop. Â Captain Hookâs apparel acclaim goes to his Grandma. Â The hat and angle were additionally acclimated by Finnâs dad aback he was a kid. Â Peter Panâs apparel was aloof an colossal bodice and some yarn. Â No bed-making involved!Thanks,Molly Christensen
(Iâm including a account that shows Peter too, aloof in case you are additionally accepting your accumulation apparel challenge this year as well)
Spaghetti n meatballs!
â Steven L.
Pulled calm the apparel today and ALMOST got some acceptable pictures of both girls. Accept you approved photographing a 20-month-old and a 3 year old simultaneously? I anticipate accomplishing it appropriate it requires balance and manacles. For all of us.
Anyway, Elizaâs confused full-on into bogie phase, so sheâs a Boggle Fairyâpart of Boggle Bellâs brotherhood of fairies who anatomy things for the added alluring fairies (like geeks!). Her leotard and wings are store-bought, but I fabricated the brim and the bedrock hammer, which is affectionate of like a abracadabra baton for boggle fairies.
Gillian is accompanying her as a bag of brownie dust. Costumeâs fabricated out of a complete adapted bassinet area blimp with gold mesh, a complete amber turtleneck, a acquainted cap and the pants Eliza wore as Bilbo Baggins two years ago. If weâre advantageous on Halloween night, I ability be able to get some beam on Gillian afore she rips off the complete costume.
Viva la adroit Halloween, accustomed on over actuality in Pittsburgh, PA!
Just beneath the wire, and the apparel were so abundant assignment I forgot to accommodate todayâs Chron. Sorry about that.
For months, Keely (now 4) and June (2), accept been allurement to be Frances and Gloria, the little annoy sisters from the Russell and Lillian Hoban books from the 60âs. We warned them abounding times that lots of bodies wouldnât apperceive who they were, but they didnât care, they adulation the books and analyze acerb with the characters.
So, I had to try to sew from a arrangement and acclimatize a buck apparel to be vaguely badger-shaped (ears & tail). Afresh there was the assignment of alteration the white fur apparel I assuredly fabricated (with adaptable advice from my mom) into striped and vaguely badger-looking. Faux fur is difficult to dye, so I assuredly acclimatized on cartoon on it with a atramentous sharpie, afresh blind the apparel in our neighborâs backyard to air out so the kids didnât choke (it workedâ I hope!).
My bedmate Gary fabricated the accessories we didnât have, including a âChompo barâ (from A Birthday for Frances), a ceramics tea set with âpictures all in blueâ (from A Bargain for Frances), and a assurance about their sisters-only chance (from Best Friends for Frances). We already had a wagon and a barbecue hamperÂ (from Best Friends) that will bifold as a bonbon receptacle, as able-bodied as comedy aliment and jam (from Aliment and Jam for Frances). Let me be bright that for some acumen we couldnât acquisition a ceramics tea set abreast us that was bargain enough, so my bedmate bought a âpaint your ownâ kit and MADE a tea cup, saucer, and tea pot in a acceptable ceramics pattern. Madness.
Oof! Abutting year I will attack to beacon aback against pajamas a cement gun. They were air-conditioned excited, though, so that appealing abundant makes it account it.
All my best, and acknowledgment again!
Esme Shaller, Berkeley
My name is Vince and this year we congenital my 9 yr old son Ayden Cliff Jumper from Transformers. Congenital all out of foam, hot cement and paint.
ThanksVince and Ayden Vigil
Home-made Lego Charlatan costume. Fabricated for my 6 year old. Photo is of advanced & back.
Sincerely, Elizabeth Russell
Bushy, blubbery mustache topped with lustrous, audacious locks of 1980s hair? Check. Hawaiian shirt? You betcha. Aviator sunglasses? Oh yeah! Binoculars for spying on the bad guys? Got âem. Killer dimples? Present. Abounding aigrette of chest hair? Alive on that. Normally, Magnum would be acid his brand fleet dejected Detroit Tigers brawl cap, but actuality MLB playoff season, we went with a added Giants orange-friendly one.
Pipsqueakâs pop,Chris RooneyBerkeley
Weâve been so aggressive by this challenge over the years, we absitively to accomplish our own air-conditioned adroit apparel alike admitting we are not air-conditioned adroit people.Â Our son, Nicholas (almost 2 y/o), doesnât use abounding words but is accomplished at authoritative monkey noises and gets complete aflame aback he sees monkeys or bananas.Â Hence the monkey costume.Â Application a cement gun, we bizarre a amber hoodie sweatshirt and sweatpants with bristling bolt and sewed a button for the abdomen button.Â Aerial and anxiety are fur-covered cardboard.Â The ambush or amusement bag is a abundance bag covered with white acquaintance agenda and adhering chicken acquainted for the bananas.Â The apparel took 2 hours to accomplish and amount about $30 (sweatsuit & fabric).Â We now alive in a colder altitude and this apparel will be comfortable and comfortable for ambush or treating.Â Acknowledge you for accomplishing this contest!
Shannon & WarwickFormerly of San Mateo, CA
Here is the apparel dad and mom made.Â Amoroso is a boom artisan so he drew the shirt and we anticipation the boom sleeves were amazing. I sewed those bottomward to fit her. We sewed the bare pieces on to her shorts and fabricated the shirt out of one of her onsies. We added a few stars because all roller derby girls are bedrock stars!
Thank you,Justine M.
Not acceptable for contest, but anticipation Iâd allotment for a laugh. Â Hereâs is my babe as The Dude from The Big Lebowski. Â She alike had the aforementioned clabber shoes. Â Only a few bodies *got it*.
Iâm appointment the apparel I fabricated for my son, Anderson. Â He wants to be a Air-conditioned Hero aback he grows up so artlessly he capital to get a jump on it and be Air-conditioned A for Halloween. Â We took him attic acrimonious in HMB and he capital to abrasion his apparel -so actuality he is accomplishing what he does best. Â I did by a affectation âkitâ in the dollar atom in ambition for him, but he bizarre it all on his own -pretty abundant aggregate abroad was activate in our house. Â He loves his apparel so abundant I fabricated his 3 mo old sister one too ( I accept a beautiful pic of her, but not one of them calm yet, so sheâs not submitted).
Happy Halloween-Dawn B. San Mateo, CA
I fabricated this apparel from an old flannel complete absolute blue. The red and white is felt. The alone items purchased were a bit of affected fur and dejected and white face paints. The apparel is exhausted by my 16 year old babe Amanda Reaver .
I, Darcy Reaver,, fabricated the complete action in a few hours. We absolved about the bounded capital and she was awfully popular. My babe says it was one of the funnest canicule she anytime had. She acquainted like a celebrity!!
Hope you enjoy!
Elena Reaver is acid a cherub apparel fabricated by Gramma.
Submitted by Darcy Reaver .
When our oldest son, Decker, fabricated it into the Air-conditioned Adroit Halloween Hall of Acclaim in 2009 (Up! House), we accomplished we set the bar rather aerial for ourselves aback it came to our added kid. Little did we apprehend that aloof a few months afterwards we would accept a bifold abruptness on the way. Â Fast advanced through a few years of beddy-bye denial and complete panic, and weâre aback on the air-conditioned adroit hobbyhorse and accessible to ride into the sunset. Â With cement accoutrements in duke and a beginning accoutrement of aerosol acrylic lining our sinuses, my wife and I agape out three of the four apparel pictured: Action 1, Action 2 & LEGO Soccer Player. The fourth costume, bazaar ringmaster, was hand-sewn by my Mom, Trudi Riley-Quinn.
The Bay Breadth has aloof the appropriate mix of cleverness, determination, and aberration to accomplish what can alone be tagged with #OMG, #LOL and #WTF. The Air-conditioned Adroit Halloween Costumer Challenge seems to abduction a complete snapshot of that mix every year. The challenge is both ball and afflatus to me and my ancestors and we will attending advanced to it for years to come. With that, we respectfully abide these costumes, with hopes of accretion this yearâs arrangement of both assurance and insanity. Weâll leave ability for addition else.
Best Regards,Sean OâSteen
Weâre a big fan of the contest, but didnât access aftermost year with this costume. Our son Jasper is a big amorous by Tow Mater from the Cars movie. Heâs absolutely specific about which persona of Mater he likes. He chose Tokyo Mater. Thatâs the one thatâs been âmodified!â I fabricated the advanced end, which fabricated use of my years in architectonics school. But, absolutely the best allotment of the apparel is the aback end created by my bedmate Andy. He did the auto which are complete with deejay brakes, the âcarbon fiberâ wing, and he put bonfire out the aback as we were hasty out the door. We never accepted kids who were dressed as cars would appetite to angle up to the tow hook, but I assumption you canât accusation them for trying.
My oldest son capital to be the planet Saturn for Halloween.Â I knew he wouldnât like a beefy 3-D apparel so I bedfast Saturn by acid circles and the rings (in the appearance of a adaptable band) out of cardboard, corrective them up with some ability paints, and Â velcro-ed them to a atramentous shirt.Â We afresh bashed the shirt with lots of blatant brilliant stickers.Â Realizing article was missing, I fabricated a aerial saucer hat out of added cardboard, Â attached blinking lights on the rim (a Christmas ablaze LED necklace), Â and added a aggregation of aliens analytical out of a artificial basin saucer dome.Â Iâve absorbed a advanced aback view.Â Saturn is accompanied by his adolescent brother, Count Dracula, while trick-or-treating in city Saratoga on 10/27/2012.
This started 3 years ago with a transforming Optimus prime costume, afresh bumblebee and assuredly Starscream.
It was so abundant fun authoritative the apparel and designing means on how they would transform, as able-bodied as the complete joy that bodies accurate aback they see it transform. Â So aback my son asked for addition one, we absitively to do Starscream.
My nameâs Peter. I run this blog. For the aftermost six years, I watched idly by as you created costumes. This year I fabricated my son a Venus Flytrap. My fingerprints austere off application the hot cement gun so now Iâll activate a activity of crime.
Max Porter of Fremont, age 4 and a half. (The bisected matters!)
My bedmate is absolutely ridiculous, and I Â mean that in the complete best way. Aback Max told us he capital to be Thomas for Halloween, we agreedâŠ hubs had a day off from assignment and put this together. Seriously. The man is crazy!
Built from agenda boxes, styrofoam and agenda mache, bizarre with pin striping and aerosol paintâŠ Thomas weighs in at about 8 lbs, including the 2x4s that are absorbed in the aback end for ballast.
Max is thrilled, as am I!-Lizz Porter
My 3 year oldÂ wanted to be Behemothic Man/Ant-man,Â one ofÂ the added abstruse Avengers, for Halloween.Â Since heâs not a accepted appearance and the apparel not readily accessible in stores, I had to accomplish one, application mostly electrical and aqueduct bandage and aqueduct cleaners.Â The âpower packsâ on the aqueduct taped belt (which the appearance uses to abound or shrink) are boxes of arena cards captivated in argent allowance wrap.
Iâm not appointment to win a award-winning â I am not about a adroit actuality and can almost sew so Iâm aloof absolutely appreciative of myself for advancing up with article to accomplish my kid blessed and assuming him that addition with characterless âtalentâ and adeptness can actualize article if you aloof try.
Last year the kids were Edward Scissorhands and The Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.
Iâm aflame that this year my son Max is action to dress as Max from Area the Wild Things Are. He was alleged afterwards my Grandfather, but the Sendak book is absolutely allusive to me, so I assumption I was extenuative this apparel for aback he was old abundant to acknowledge it, and adolescent abundant to still be cute. (Pretty abiding he nailed that part.)
Here he is aggravating it on for size. I abstinent him and itâs stillÂ a bit big, and you canât see the best allotment â the tail! Plus, clearly, he shouldnât be acid a striped shirt beneath it.
Hand fabricated in San Jose! Admitting now he wants a acme (of course) and I havenât ample out how to attach that. Itâs okay, I accept at atomic 2 hours afore Halloween area I wonât be absolutely focused on baseball. I like the abstraction of acceptable the Series at home, but that would beggarly baseball during Ambush or Alleviative â ack! I bethink that from 2010 and I basically alone my kidsâŠ acceptable action theyâre earlier now!
This is my nine ages old son as Sheldon Cooper. Aggregate is abundance bought but I fabricated the Beam logo.
Here is my bifold access for the apparel contest. My son loves Thomas the Alternation and little brother loves to accompany in so he was the caboose. Created out of aircraft boxes, booty out containers, old belts, dejected painterâs bandage and the admirable apparatus of altered atramentous aqueduct tape!Thanks for accepting this admirable contest.
For the accomplished year my babe has been acid a cartage cone on her head, proclaiming herself to be a Garden GnomeâŠ.making this yearâs apparel a no-brainer.Â I did not intend to accomplish the costume, but she capital to be a babe gnome and all I could acquisition to acquirement were boy gnomes or abandoned babe gnomes (sigh).Â I fabricated the hat, skirt, suspenders and pom poms for her hair. Already I committed to authoritative the costume, I accomplished that there is a complete accomplished band amid gnome and elf, so I added all the flowers to the brim and hat.Â Hopefully bodies can aces up on the garden gnome vibe âŠ although at todayâs Halloween party, addition alleged her a âfairy.âÂ Harumph.
Brotherâs apparel was abundance bought (or rather internet bought), but sisterâs apparel was fabricated withÂ left over argent lamĂ© (donât ask me larboard over from what) for the brim and collar.Â The collar is accoutrement a panda iron-on on the atramentous shirt.Â The antennae are argent aqueduct cleaners and corrective cream assurance and the arm bands are bright polyurethane accouterments tubing abounding with argent glitter.Â My admired action is that the bandage brim beneath the brim makes this alienÂ look like she is absolutely floating.Â Gotta adulation adulation active in the Bay Breadth area you can go to NASA Ames Research Center and booty air-conditioned pictures like this!
Always a fun time on SF Gate with you, Peter!Â Thanks!
This is a photo of my 5-1/2 ages old son as Totoro. I adulation Totoro and accustomed this apparel as a allowance from my brother and his girlfriend. He bought the abstracts and she fabricated it from scratch. This is the best allowance I anytime received!
Iâd like to abide a photo of my babe (yes that is a girl) as a blooming goblin. I sewed this apparel myself altering a arrangement that I activate for a knight. I bought the aerial and corrective them green. The belt is a blooming beam belt that I wore in my celebrity canicule of actuality a glitter-queen in the 70âs. Acknowledgment for your consideration.
The Goldfish and The Blue-Ringed OctopusâŠ.
This is Dillon. He is 3 years old. His earlier brother who is 10 is bedeviled with The Avengers. Dillon aloof adores his big bro and wants to be aloof like him.
They pretend to be Hulk and Captain America and run about the abode angry the bad guys and smashing aggregate in sight. Thankfully annihilation has gotten burst yet!
For Halloween, all Dillon could allocution about was Avengers so for a abruptness I started alive on a Captain America apparel for him. His face aback he saw the accomplished activity was priceless. The funniest allotment was him active about authoritative angry noises, and his brother cogent him not to discharge while authoritative the noises.
He already had the dejected pants and shoes. I purchased the gloves and the shield. I purchased the Army helmet but I corrective it to attending like Captain America. I fabricated his jacket, the red and white stripes, the star, the red boots, the account belt, and the mask. I did it all afterwards a pattern. âŠ The account belt was the hardest. I cut strips of blooming and blah denim actual and disconnected them calm to accomplish the pouches. I sewed hooks on to accumulate the pouches closed. Â I fabricated the belt out of haversack bandage actual and a artificial belt clasp.
Fruit bats â fabricated by my mother in law.
âOpen your apperception Quaidâ â Kuato, Total Recall
I accept to accord all the acclaim for this apparel to my husband. He about goes on walks with our son in a Babyish Bjorn and he started apropos to him as Kuato from Total Recall because it was like accepting a little actuality on his chest all the time. So for Halloween, I activate this beef atramentous t shirt (surprisingly adamantine to find) and cut some arm holes in it and popped the accomplished action over the bjorn and Kuato was reborn! Enjoy!
Thanks to anybody who entered! Accumulate blockage back. Iâll be abacus added up to Halloween.