I’m so excited to share with you our family Halloween costume for 2017! The sun, rain cloud, flower and rainbow.
McKenzie has a vivid imagination. She helped me come up with this fun family costume. I always try to listen to her ideas and then do my twist on her thoughts. She is so happy with the way it all turned out and that couldn’t make me happier.
It did take time and a couple trips to Hobby Lobby but in the end when it all comes together all the work is so worth it.
Rusty’s giant rain cloud hat steals the show. I used a large straw beach comber hat, 1 bag of polyfil and a string on mini led lights (battery operated). For the rain drops I cut out drops out of silver poster-board and strung them on the hat with fishing line. Add some rain boots and you have the perfect rain cloud. He secretly loves it don’t let him fool you.
Maven has to be the cutest little rainbow I’ve ever seen! I originally saw a cute rainbow on PotteryBarn Kids but it was discontinued so I decided to make one myself. I bought a half yard of each color felt at Hobby Lobby. I started by making a template. I measured 24 inches across on the felt and used a marker to draw the lines for the rainbow. 6 strips in total. Then I used my template to cut out the different color strips. I arrange all of them on another piece of felt and hot glued them down. I did this twice once for the front and once for the back. I cut 3 inch strips of felt for the shoulders and glued them to each rainbow panel so I could slip it over her head. For the clouds I drew a cloud shape and cut out 8 clouds. I stuffed each of the four clouds with a little polyfil to make them poofy and hot glued them on. Have I mentioned that I love hot glue? It was important to me that her costume is comfortable for her. She is still little and I want it to be soft. If she were older I would of put a foam board backing on the rainbow to keep it straight. Finish off your rainbow with rainbow tights and rain boots! She loves it and that makes this mama so happy!
McKenzie is a gorgeous flower. I started with a kelly green dress I bought from Amazon. I cut the bow off the front of the dress. I bought leaves and flowers from Hobby Lobby and glued them on to the dress. I wanted to give the illusion that the flowers were growing up her in an organic pattern. I got lucky to find a beautiful green feathered mask at Hobby Lobby in the party section. I glued leaves and flowers on it to match her dress. I also bought a pair of green tights on Amazon to finish off her stem. This turned out gorgeous and she is over the moon about her costume!
My sun costume was probably the easiest to execute. I bought a shiny gold leotard from Amazon. When you put this on it kind of feels like you are wrapping yourself in Saran Wrap. Anything for my kids. I bought three different shades of yellow tulle for the skirt and sunburst headband. For the skirt I bought a thick gold strip of elastic for the waist and tied on the tulle alternating the different shades of yellow to give a sunburst effect. I put my crinoline from my wedding dress underneath the tulle to give it a fuller look and to cover me up. For the sunburst headband, I bought a thin metal headband and tied the tulle on alternating the yellows, cut them at an angle for a sun ray effect. Put on some cute gold or yellow oversized sunglasses and you have a cute and easy sun costume!
I hope you enjoyed this! I’m always here to help if you have any questions on how to make this yourself just send me an email!