Friday, October 31, 2008

Astronaut Costumes


To finish off the space theme that we have going on here, we decided to make space girl costumes. I thought it would be pretty easy to find some ideas on line, but alas, I didn't like the few ideas I found. So...I figured I could make them up myself.

We hit the local Goodwill for some old clothes that I thought might take the spray paint pretty well. Took them in to make them fit the girls and then...sprayed them with lots of shiny metallic silver. (Good thing Chuck is here to do all the spraying, I got a finger cramp after one can of spray paint). I saved some soda bottles for their air-packs and finished them off with air tubes. The helmets were really giving me troubles. Chuck came up with the idea of covering their bike helmets with foil. Add a few "patches" and ta-da...space girl to the rescue.

17 comments:

K-Sue said...

very cool!

Susan said...

Hey very shiny!!! That's hilarious that we did that with JT in kindergarten when he had to dress up like what he wanted to be someday...silver spray painted clothes and all. I like the flag patches and air packs. Did you finish drinking all the soda? Very cool!!

crispy said...

No...we didn't finish the soda. Dumped all but one glass down the drain.

Amanda said...

Love it! Very creative!

Julie said...

How fun! Very creative!!! Jake is an astronaut too! (we just bought the costume though).

Rachael said...

too cool -- what a great idea, I'm impressed!

Permission to Mother said...

Wow, you are so creative.

Rachel said...

These are the cutiest costumes I have every seen!!! You are so creative Cris!

Salzwedel Family said...

Cute!!!

Karen said...

Nicely done and very creative!! Homemade costumes are the best and my kids like them the most!

Great job!

Lee and Bev said...

3-2-1 BLAST OFF! Hey, this is very creative, frugal and worth every picture you have! Girls - you look great! Hope you had a fun time all dressed up.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

what a great idea! You are so creative and inspiring!!!

Marilyn said...

Halloween is so much fun. The girls look great! Very clever! We had about 30 visitors here.

Annie said...

So, so cute! You are a wonder and the girls look adorable.

Permission to Mother said...

6th grade Florida virtual school defines pluto as a dwarf planet. A planet has its own orbit and large in relation other objects in space like moons. Pluto goes inside Neptunes orbit and isn't much larger than a moon. I noticed your poll, just thought I'd share what we learned this past year about classification.

Randi Sue said...

Fun!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Great costume!!!!