and Robin!It's my little Dynamic Duo all dressed up for Hallowe'en.I really was lucky with finding fabric on sale for these 2 costumes - together they only ended up costing about $5, if you include the mask bought for 98 cents a few years back. I love it when the things that you are making are so tiny that you only need a quarter of a yard for a pair of shorts and sleeves. Actually, make that $6 - I did need to buy a new spool of black thread. Please don't look too closely at the pictures - they're designed to only last the one night...
I did go into a little bit more detail than I had planned, though, as unfortunately my kids got hold of the pictures that I was using for inspiration. Suddenly I was getting all sorts of instructions and opinions, such as how the spikes on the arms were an essential part of the costume etc. Still, I saved some money, had two happy kids AND they lasted the night (which was actually touch and go - I used some bias tape handed down to me by my grandmother-in-law. I don't know how old the stuff was, but it was starting to disintegrate even as I sewed. Thank goodness it held itself together...)I was a little nervous when my son bumped into other Batmans (batmen?) last night. I did wonder, is he going to look at their costumes, with their muscles and cool lines, and start thinking that he would have preferred one like that? But it turned out that he was pretty chuffed with his costume. Maybe I've got another year to go before my kids think the store-bought ones are cooler.
Here's our little jack-o'-lanterns. It turns out that those wee pumpkin carving saws, that you can buy at the supermarket for 50 cents the day before Hallowe'en, are wonder tools. Oh my, I'll never use vegetable knives / saws / steak knives / pen knives (pocket knives) / blunt butter knives again. I might even try a more interesting design next year, too
Translation of the day:
UK English: chuffed = happy with, pleased, satisfied in US English
Make sure that you use the correct tense - it has all sorts of meanings when used without the '-ed' on the end...
PS. Pictures taken indoors with bad lighting thanks to the rain - that only lasted the 5 bloomin' minutes that I was taking photos...