The Gruesome Twosome would never be happy to throw on a stinky mask year after year. In June they start scouring Costume Express with the same kind of zeal usually demonstrated by their mother in the lipstick section of Sephora. They have ambitions of epic proportions. Problem is, the costumes come with grandiose price tags and flimsy materials. Gone With The Wind burning of Atlanta scene goals paired with a burning of a match in the backyard kind of budget. In other words, I'm not spending $40 for a costume. Well, not for a costume that isn't going to be worn at a dance recital. Wait--dance recital costumes? Brilliant!!! We have a ton of them AND they're already paid for!!!
Pey was going to wear her elephant costume from May recital. Perfect! No alterations needed.
|She's posing like her nose is the trunk, not wiping her nose on her sleeve. Promise.|
Lots of tulle, ribbon, scrapbooking paper, a Christmas decoration (which was 40% off--score!) and a black tshirt. Lots of sewing (with the sewing maching at that!), lots of fabric glue and lots of ugly words when the elastic wasn't co-operating, and a mere 2 days later and we have this:
|Back, without the collar.|
Here they are together:
Now for the fun part--raiding their candy stash while they are at school. Bwahahahaha!