I started pondering Halloween costumes this summer. I'm not good at this whole Halloween thing and knew I would need that much time. I came up with the idea of ninja turtles. Jerry thought that was great and we wanted to be a family of fighting turtles minus Raphael.
So, I Google-imaged DIY Ninja Turtle costumes. DO NOT DO THIS. Seriously, save your eyes and your innocence. Amidst the filth, I found a cute kid idea on a blog called The Almost Perfectionist. I took her ideas and my desired modification to the fabric store in Utah. Said fabric is sitting with my sewing machine in a storage unit somewhere in the Midwest.
While I was in Maine, I found some fabric and used my mom's sewing machine to make the costumes. It was that important to me.
Unlike the blog I found, I am not even close to being a perfectionist. The costume is far from flawless, but hopefully the gym at the Trunk-or-Treat will be a little dim and I don't think anyone will care that much.
For the turtle shell, I started with two circles of broadcloth and stuffed it. Easy-peasy. The original plan was to use felt, but supply did not meet my demand.
In total, I made four turtles - two Leonardos, one Donatello, and one mini-Michelango. You will see photos of us in costume next week.
Now, I am faced with one problem. What can we be next year to use up all the green felt? Suggestions are welcome because I don't think Jerry wants to be a lettuce leaf.
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