Ever since Peanut was born, we have done coordinating costumes for our family on Halloween. It’s been so much fun & I decided to go for it this year with our costumes since I’m not sure we’ll be able to keep doing this for too much longer as the girls get older & have their own opinions on what they’d like to be!
In the past we’ve been:
- A mouse, a cat & cheese
- A USPS postal worker, a dog & a letter
- A football player, a cheerleader, a football & a referee
- A roll of packing tape, bubble wrap, a cardboard box & a moving blanket
And this year….. we were all characters from Moana!
Peanut got to be Moana, Pumpkin was the cutest heart of Te Fiti I’ve ever seen, I was the ocean, and Max was the best Maui ever!
Usually I throw together whatever I can without putting to much time or effort into it, but this year was a whole different ballgame! I purchased Peanut’s costume and our wigs, but other than that they all got made at home!
Pumpkin’s heart of Te Fiti costume was a Goodwill shirt turned inside out (because I couldn’t seem to find just a plain green shirt). Then I drew on the pattern with fabric paint & it looked AWESOME – almost like it was glowing. Then the paint dried. And the color of the dried paint just pretty much blended right in with the color of the shirt, so last minute I grabbed one of my trusty PaperMate Flair pens & threw an outline around it! Did it look better? YES! Did it end up smudging off onto me & Pumpkin’s hands? YES!
The next two things were definitely the more challenging & time consuming! I found a pattern online for making a fish hook like Maui’s, and then cut it out of a leftover cardboard box. A little hot glue & some twine around the bottom, and a little trip down memory lane making all of the doodles for the pattern – reminded me of how I’d doodle when I was taking notes in class!
To give Max all of Maui’s tattoos, I grabbed as close to a flesh-colored long sleeve shirt as I could & busted out a big ol’ permanent marker. I tried to get the tattoos as close to the ones Maui has in the movie (without the magic of them moving, of course… that’s waaaaay above my skill level!). They definitely aren’t exact, but I think I got pretty close!
My “details” were much easier – throw on as much blue as possible, get a little “wave” action with some blue curls, grab a conch shell & add in a little blue sparkle (with the worst eye makeup ever)! I should have known better than to get suckered into buying cosmetics from the halloween costume shop!
Max’s skirt was just a yard each of different shades of green fabric which I then left folded & cut into somewhat leaf-shaped strips. Folded it over some twine, stapled & then just tied it around Max’s waist.
Big thanks to my mom for snapping a few photos for me on my camera before we went out into the rain for a little trick-or-treating!
Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!