This weekend a local Photographer holds her annual blood drive and food drive to help area food banks and the all important need to give blood-- with a donation of either- you may get your children's picture taken in costume for the season.
Here is what I worked on with youngest daughter for her boys.
This GOODWILL coat has seen better days for sure--- it went from this
I took the lining out of it and re-sized it to fit Weston... he is HICCUP (from 'HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON')
I used the lining to make a vest and the cuff from the sleeves to top his boots. First I dyed them chocolate brown. (with the LAST BOX of Rit ® dye on the shelf in DARK BROWN) ...they sort of look chocolatey - purple...but passed close enough for brown. I didn't dye the pants and they matched pretty well.
He was happy. He just wants to kill a dragon!
Next we took the $1.50 thrift store VAMPIRE BAT costume and turned it into TOOTHLESS.
I used an old t-shirt to cover all the red. Because TOOTHLESS IS A NIGHT FLYER...and he can't be seen. We scored an extra pair of pants I cut one leg off and made the hat, added crocheted 'dragon eyes' and the other leg we left attached to the elastic and I stuffed it with shopping bags and made a tail. So...it just slid right on over his costume! easy peasy!
I took the next photo...while they were playing on the steps of the HUGE Tree House outside!
HICCUP AND TOOTHLESS.
I assure you there are two very pleased little boys behind the masks I put on their faces.
No dragons were slayed or injured in the making of this fun day!
The grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. ~Philippians 4:23