Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Change of plans...

The plan was for the boys to be Oompa Loompas (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) last year.  Instead, because I was just too tired, Jesse went as Fred from Scooby Doo, and Micah wore a "My First Halloween"onesie and striped pants.

Halloween 2010
This year, I was determined to make my little ones Oompa Loompas.  Thus began "Operation Wonka-fy":
Plan A: Buy some thrifted brown shirts and white pants and repurpose them into costumes.  No such luck.  
Plan B: Find brown turtle necks, brown socks, and white pants at any store.  Not happening.
Plan C: Buy pattern and fabric to create our own costume.  No pattern.  No brown and white striped fabric.  No brown socks.  No green wigs.  Plan D?     
Plan D: Make EVERYTHING from scratch.  Never mind I've never made a pattern, sewn a shirt, or worked with knit fabric...oh, and did I mention I waited until the weekend before Halloween to get sewing?

Thanks to my very sweet husband, and some patient kids, who had to try their costumes on at least a dozen times before I got them right, I think they turned out really cute!
 Happy (very belated) Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. The very cutest oompa loompas ever. I do think you're slightly crazy, but so worth it. :o) I can't decide which part of the cotumes is my favorite. Obviously the pants are amazing, and the shirts are really impressive, too. And I love the pom-pom shoes. But I think it's the socks that really bring the whole ensemble up to that superior level of authenticity and awesomeness.