So I'll just show our costumes one at a time.
Of course, my favorite favorite favorite kind of Halloween costumes are the homemade kind, especially with kids. I can't tell you how excited I was to make June's costume.
We wanted to do a Beatles theme this year. The ULTIMATE would be Seargent Pepper's uniforms. But I can only sew a straight line. And I'm not sure if June would have worn a wig. (Or a thick moustache?)
So instead we decided to just be Beatles songs.
Presenting: Octopus' Garden.
Oh how I loved this.
I was inspired by this version, so I went from there...
I started with a purple hoodie and pants, found matching purple fabric, found fabric that resembled the "suction cups" underneath the tentacles, stuffing, and stitched eyes on the hood. The tentacles are simply sewn onto a purple strip of fabric, which is tied around her neck a couple times.
Here's the best shot I could get of her octopus eye:
Doesn't this make you want to shout and swim about
the coral that lies beneath the waves?!