Happy Halloween!

halloween1Here we are, completed costumes and all, ready to trick or treat!

This year, my costume production was pretty labor intensive. My 10 year old wanted to be an Xbox controller, for which I learned how to solder wire so I could make that light up Xbox logo (more on that in a moment). The 7 year old wanted to be a Lego Minifigure, for which I constructed and carved a head out of styrofoam. FTW!

A few more shots:

halloween2That’s the Lego boy at school. That shirt is an exact replica (perhaps “exact” is a little strong) of the Lego torso that he uses as himself when he puts himself into his Lego play.

halloween5Here you get a better sense of the light up nature of the Xbox controller. The 10 year old liked it, too, because he had these little on and off switches that turned the X on, or set it to blink, or whatever.

halloween4Wires showing a bit here, on the Xbox. Ah, well.

halloween6That’s the Xbox at school. He was a little annoyed because so many people came up to him and tried to “play” him, punching his light up buttons.

halloween3That’s me and the Lego at school. I made my costume the night before; not very original but simple and easy to move around!

I will be putting up tutorials for these costumes next week, so stay tuned!

Oh, and rabbit, rabbit.









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  • November 1, 2013, 3:30 pm Kathy

    A. Maze. Ing. This is so beyond anything I could have ever come up with, and I bow down before your mastery, soldering, and foam-carving!

  • November 2, 2013, 2:15 pm Jill

    I really like the 404 shirt!