The weekend before halloween the children decided they would quite like to visit Sheffield's Fright Night, we had heard mixed reviews about what it would be like so thought it would be a good idea to give it a try. The girls and Ruben decided this year to make their own costumes instead of buying them or using older costumes. They can never find just what they want to use so this was a good idea and it was great to see them having so much fun making their costumes.
Piper, who is a huge Adventure Time fan, chose to make a Lumpy Space Princess costume. She started with some cardboard which hubby helped her cut to shape then we found some purple paint-it had to be just the right shade of purple- and she made a start painting it.
Meanwhile hubby was helping Cordelia cut out some wings from cardboard. She laid on the cardboard and hubby drew around her.
Ruben decided on a Minecraft costume for halloween so he began with a cardboard box, hubby painted sheets of paper different shades of green and then cut them into squares. Ruben then spent a lot of time gluing each square on individually.
And here is the finished result:
Piper even made a special "bag of beans" out of a tin, just like in an episode of Adventure Time and we made LSP's headband out of some paper. Cordelia found a mask she liked in an antique shop but at £15 it was a little expensive, so she made her own out of cardboard and painted it black. I was most impressed with the wings she made because after she painted them black she spent hours cutting out feathers from tissue paper and gluing each on eon individually. Real time and dedication was spent on all their costumes which was wonderful to see.
Fright Night itself was pretty disappointing and not what we were expecting, it was a bit too busy for our liking and more about expensive fairground rides than halloween which was a real shame. I think for our children a trip to the US is the only way they are really going to enjoy Halloween......