Monday, October 31, 2011

A Halloween Costume Mosaic

I love mosaics and because I have nothing crafty I am working on related to Halloween right now I thought I would show you a Halloween costume mosaic of some of my past work:

1. 2000: Dinosaur, 2. 2003: Penguin, 3. 2004: Grimm Reaper & Knight, 4. 2005: Obi Wan Kenobi , 5. 2005:Obi Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader, 6. 2006: Han Solo , 7. 2007: Knight & Stick Man, 8. 2008: Grimm Reaper , 9. Homegrown Pumpkin

I had a wonderful time making all of these costumes for my boys - many have now been handed down to my young nephews which makes me very happy.  Many were borrowed for parties, plays etc., which was also super fun for me.  This year I had no requests for a costume although I was asked yesterday at about 4pm to make an "executioner's" mask.  What is it with boys?  With no black fabric in the house I had my son look through his clothes to see if he had a black t-shirt that was too small - about 30 minutes later he was a happy boy with his recycled "executioner's" mask.

Check out the video of the Stick Man costume that was in photo #7.  That was a great costume that took a lot of work but was so worth the outcome.

Happy Halloween!


  1. Very fun! I do miss making costumes for my kids! ;-/

  2. I glad you posted this - reminded me I still have to dig out my pumpkin for the trick-or-treaters that will be by in an hour! You might not be making costumes for Halloween but wait till your guys need costumes for a person in history!

  3. Your Stick Man is very impressive! Connie's right about making costumes for historical characters. It wasn't long ago that I had to turn my son into Galileo. A tunic made from fuzzy brocade fabric resembling bad Las Vegas hotel wallpaper, and a fake fur beard. Years later, I think we're still finding beard fur clinging to things.