I hope you're ready for a costume-stravaganza because I've got two cute kiddos in some awesome costumes this year! We'll start with Emmett... I mean, Raphael of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Take a good look at that costume - it's homemade! I do not possess the skill to make something so awesome, but Eric's mom, Karen sure does! I found a tutorial online and sent it to her pleading for help. She not only agreed, she went above and beyond. Let's just say there may be adult sized Turtle hoodies, too. I'll get pics of the big turtles soon.
Emmett and I painted an aluminum roasting pan brown for a shell and used yarn to make straps so he can wear it like a backpack. We modified the original tutorial a little because I knew he'd want to take the shell off to sit down and not want to take off the "R" sash, too. This way he can be shell-less and still make it clear that he's Raphael. As if you'd forget this menacing glare...
And speaking of cows....
Moving on to Theo! You know how I often joke that he's a huge, giant baby? Well he has proved it once again by wearing the costume that Emmett wore at his second Halloween. Emmett was 17 months old then (this is an 18-month sized costume), and here's 8-month-old Theo rockin' it like it ain't no thang. Sure, it's a little roomy, but not by much! Mooooove over kids, there's a new cow in town.
There is built-in stomach padding, although I'm not sure he needs it. :/
Got milk?! No, seriously. I'm hungry. Again.
Theo also has some Michelangelo TMNT pajamas that he will wear tomorrow evening during the Halloween festivities. We are going as a family of TMNTurtles and I'm pretty excited! This will be our second year of dressing up and we might be getting a rep for it. The only problem is that I have yet to have to make a single costume. So, next year could be tricky! Thanks again to Karen for your awesome costumery skills. We may keep you in business for years to come...
To see all of the photos of the kids in their costumes, look at the October photo album.
PS. Halloween last year!