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Showing posts with label Masquerade Ball. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masquerade Ball. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherlock Holmes Costume from The Benson Street

It's Time for a Masquerade Ball!  I am so excited to share with you an amazing line up of Bloggers sharing their talents.
First up is Emily from the  Benson Street.  She is a dear friend.  I love her blog and all her amazing ideas!  Her Husband, a local teacher, always dresses up for his class.  He has done some awesome costumes in the past. I love the choice for this year.

Check out Emily's blog for m ore great ideas. Here are a few I love!
Homemade Rubik's Cube Costume Tutorial at thebensonstreet.com
Halloween Don't Eat Pete Printable at thebensonstreet.com

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Masquerade Ball 2014

Hello every one!  It's time for the Masquerade Ball!  I am so excited to get things started.  I have an amazing bunch of blogger sharing costume and party ideas over the next month.  So come join me and all my friends for the Masquerade Ball Blog Hop!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Masquerade Ball Top 5!!!

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Thank you to every one who entered the Masquerade Ball!  All the costumes are amazing.  Your kiddos are adorable and you all have some mas crafting skills. I wish I could give all of you a prize but alas we had to choose a top few.

Thank you so much to my judges.  You all had a tough job to do. If you haven't check out there blogs, take a few minutes and go see what they are all about.

A Big Thank You to all the Sponsors.  

Now onto our top 5! At the bottom of this post you can cast your vote. Voting is open from know until the 30th until 11pm MST. You can vote every 12 hours.  Spread the word and share on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or any other social Networking.  
Mary Poppins

No Sew Owl

Curious George

Little Red & Wolf

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rainbow Brite Costume

One afternoon I decided to share some of my childhood with my Little Miss.  We sat down together and turned on You Tube.  I decided to show her Rainbow Brite.  She fell in love, and had to watch every episode.
Later when I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween and she said Rainbow Brite.  And the search began for a Rainbow Brite costume.
Here is how I did it.

Royal Blue fabric
1/4 yard Rainbow fabric
White t shirt
Rainbow leg warmers 2 pair
yellow felt

I started by making a circle skirt and using a wide elastic from Joann's for the waist band.

I used a basic peasant shirt pattern. Instead of peasant sleeves I made a stiff flutter sleeve.

For the belt I used red for the sides and a rainbow fabric for the center.  Then added red suspender style straps.  Add a big star and you are ready to go.

Add your leg warmers to her arms and legs and she is ready to trick or treat!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{No Sew} Snake Charmer Costume, How to

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My second son defiantly beats to his own drum. For Halloween this year he wanted to be the "devil". I was not totally comfy with his choice so I sent him back to the "thinking board". After much deliberation I finally convinced him to be a Snake Charmer.  He has a small collection of stuffed snakes he got from the zoo and he enjoys teasing his sister with them.  This is by far the easiest costume.  It only took and hour to put together! Here how I did it.
Tunic shirt
baggy pants
scarf with tassels ( Go buy yourself a new scarf and let your sone use it for the day.  Its a win win!
(2) $1 store baskets
$1 store whistle or flute
1.5 yards cheap cotton fabric

Most of his costume is pretty self explanatory   For the snake basket I glues the 2 baskets together. I cut the bottom of the top basket off so the snake could go inside.I also glued a piece of ribbon around the basket seams and the top of the basket.

 I use a 1 foot piece of fishing line and tied one end to the whistle and the other to the snake.  When they play and move the flute the snake will move too.

For the Turban I watched a few you tube videos to learn how to wrap and tie it.

So that's it. Super simple.  If you ever need a quick costume you can't go wrong with this one. Happy Halloween!!

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