Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Costumes

At the kids' school they have a "book character parade" for Halloween. Every kid is supposed to dress up as a character from a book. Emmet and Becca decided that they wanted to be their own characters that they made up. So they each wrote a book with those characters. I decided that would have to count.
Emmet is Emmet from the Emmet-Power Aquarium. His story involves rescuing seven crystals or something. You can't see his costume very well. We wrapped duct tape around an old t-shirt; the blue is a painter's tape bandolier. There are also some plastic "crystals" on there. The bottoms are sweatpants with crystal compass points on the left hip.

Becca is the Beccatron. She's wearing a bike helmet covered in foil and two foil roasting pans attached with duct tape. The buttons on the robot are condiment cups that she colored and I attached with hot glue. [There are also buttons on the top of the helmet.] Her outfit is complete with the famous shiny pants and silver glitter shoes. Oh, and she put crystal jewels on her costume, too, because, well, they were shiny. That's really all that matters.


  1. The pictures aren't showing up, but they sound great. I love the imagination!

  2. Big props to the kids for wanting to create their own characters, write their own books and design their own costumes!

  3. They're cute, they're original, they're geniuses!