Hello, costume friends! In my last post, I shared how to make this DIY Manta Ray Hoodie Costume. Hours of photo editing later, I am sooo excited to share our Lake Chelan photo shoot of the finished costume!
So, take a stroll down the dock with us!
When taking photos of our kids, I’ve learned that it helps to let them “play” a bit. This allows them to relax and get accustomed to the feel of the costumes. Of course, sometimes we’re really in a time crunch and this is harder to do!
It was a treat to just follow Elliott around and spend time seeing the world through his eyes. Or, should I say, “Manta Man’s” eyes?
This manta ray is catching some sun rays! I love how the light plays on the velvet “pile” of the hoodie material. Fabric selection is key when it comes to turning something ordinary into something extraordinary!
To add to that, I don’t limit myself by age or gender categories when I’m thrifting for raw costuming materials. Was this hoodie in the boy’s section? Nope! I want to write more about this, in the future!
Lake Chelan is a magical place. Especially at sunset!
This picture reminds me of a ray leaping from the water! To see stunning footage of real rays leaping and even somersaulting through the air, click here.
The “Queen Bee”. What a cute, little fishing boat!
Still water and a quiet moment with my oldest son.
“Manta Man” is on lifeguard duty!
Ready for take-off…
Golden glow over golden hills, with my golden-haired boy.
We decided it was probably best not to actually swim in his costume…
With the sun continuing to set, it was time to head back.
It’s hard to say “Good-bye” to the lake after such a gorgeous day!…
Isn’t he angelic? Could there possibly be any bloopers from this photo shoot?
Until next time, lovely lake!
To see how I made this costume, please click below for the detailed tutorial:
Until next time, friends!