I usually love Halloween and relish in the thought of spookifying the house. Phillip and I usually try to come up with clever themed costumes, like the year we went as the Culture of Japan. I was a red paper crane, Phillip was a bonsai tree, and Ivy was a sushi roll. This was pre-Violet, otherwise she may have ended up as a high tech toilet. The Japanese love their fancy toilets, what can I say?
But this year I never did get around to decorating the house, and we never came up with the themed costume idea. I basically had to think up something on the fly because I "got with it" it way too late. So we decided that Ivy would be Marie Antoinette, using this gown, which I had already made:
So all I have to do it give her an updo, powder her hair white, powder her face and add a little rouge, and viola! That took care of that.
But what about Violet?
Hmmm.... Marie Antoinette... Let them eat cake.... hmmm....I know! Violet will be a cake!
Here is her hat. If you are wondering what that expression is, she was saying, "I'm a cake!" as I snapped the photo.
Here is a close up of the hat:
The rest of the costume will be a frothy pink skirt and a white top embellished with pink frills. Basically, I am going to go for the interpretive idea of a cake for her clothes.
Sadly, I do not have costumes for Phillip and I that would fit in with a French Revolution theme, so I may try to buy something easy tomorrow. We never buy our costumes, so this is a major departure for us. It is a sad day. This is all because of my dead Halloween mojo. But you know what? At least I can still make a cake hat!