The First Four

The adult halloween parties fizzled out but that was OK because I now had grandkids to make costumes for!

I used to call these guys the Fab Four, but since the grandkid count has doubled, I now call them the ” First Four“.

The two little ones were easy, they just wanted to be Bob the builder and Spider-Man.

The two older ones were a bit more challenging.

Jake wanted to be a ninja turtle. I knew lots of boys were going to dress as the turtles that year so the challenge was to make his costume stand out from all of the others. It was actually Jake’s mother’s idea to use a seat cushion for the shell. We added some knee and elbow pads and a few extra touches here and there and the costume was a hit!

Now Emily had a pair of frog feet slippers , so it was a given that she was going to be a frog. This was the most challenging because I had no idea how I was going to make a frog costume!
I searched the thrift stores and luckily I found a two toned pair of bibbed ski pants. They were dark green with a light green bib. I also found a dark green fleece pullover jacket that would match the ski pants. After a little cut here and sew there, she had an adorable ” one of a kind” frog suit.

Oh yeah, with the scraps of material from the frog suit, I was able to make turtle feet for Jake’s costume!




I love this last picture so much that it is still displayed in the den Marley’s room.

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Monday LinkUp Party at Making The World Cuter
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Cupcakes and Crinoline
Design Dreams by Anne
Setting For Four
Three Mango Seeds


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Show me what ya got at Not Just A Housewife
A Bowl Full Of Lemons
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home decorating and organizing link party at Organize Your Stuff Now
Uncommonly yours at Uncommon Designs


Look what I made at Creations by Kara
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Wildly Original Roundup at I Gotta Create (7pm)
whimsical Wednesday blog hop at Random
Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family


Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage (Wed night)
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Dog gone dirty craftin at Rhinestone Beagle
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Frugal Friday at Shabby Nest (Thur night)
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Friday fun party at Craftionary
Fancy this Fridays at Truly Lovely
Freedom Fridays at My Turn (For Us)

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  1. wow, you are just a costume making machine!! Great job!


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