We will briefly take a break from our Elsa costume project to fly to Neverland! Wednesday night, Jeff reminded me that yesterday was “Favorite Character Day” at school. (Emma and Elliott are home schooled, but attend some classes in a public school program a few hours a week.)
These are the costuming 911 moments that I live for. I love to save the day and send the kids to an event feeling confident and looking “fly”. It’s all about keeping a few (or a lot) of awesome, versatile pieces in the family costume collection.
Flashback to Halloween 2013 when we were only a family of four. We dressed as characters from Peter Pan. I have a tiny head, so I knew that the hat I made would fit Elliott.
You can see how I “cheated” and left the edges of this hat serged but unhemmed. Arrest me!
Elliott already had the perfect, green tunic. It was part of his Robin Hood Halloween costume from last year. I added a skin-tone turtleneck, a belt, and sweatpants. Bingo! Instant Peter Pan costume.
Emma’s Wendy costume was much simpler. I found this sweet, pale lavender dress on Ebay, a few months ago.
I know, I know! Wendy’s nightgown is supposed to be more like a robin-egg’s blue. Elliott pointed that out to me. He suggested that I dye the dress, bless him. It was one of my proudest moments as a mother. The fiber content of this dress wasn’t super dye-friendly. Plus, I didn’t have the correct color of dye on hand. Kids get really literal about costumes. I don’t blame them one bit.
Fortunately, Emma was the one wearing the dress. She thought that the color was close enough. Whew! All I had to do is find a ribbon in my stash for her ponytail.
And they were off to Neverland! The fresh snow added some extra magic to our mini photo shoot. Stay tuned for more Peter Pan pics in my next post!