This is Cody as Beat, A graffiti artist on rollerblades. He is from one of Cody's favorite video games. I can't tell you which one since I have no idea. Cody opted to wear his tennis shoes since most places won't let you enter wearing blades. He also seems to have put his spray paint can down somewhere. Don't worry folks. I didn't arm him with a full spray paint can. We finished up a can of it on his shirt and then sprayed it until it was completely empty. We literally spray painted his shirt after masking it off with contact paper. It bleeds a little under the contact paper but that is the look we were looking for. If I had an airbrush I would have painted it up to look like graffitt. Cody's costume cost me $4 each for two t-shirts and $5 for the glasses and $1 for the gloves( they are magic gloves with the fingers cut out.) So the grand total for his costume was less than $15. Not bad for a halloween costume...you can't buy a pre made one for that.
After the costumes were all finished and the kids figured out how to put them on AND wiggle their way into my car, we went to Great Lakes Crossing mall. The girls wanted to go to the Disney Store to buy plushies. Cari has wanted a bit Beast since she was three...she finally bought one for herself. I wasn't about to spend $99.95 on a stuffed animal. It was a lot of fun at the mall. The little kids were amazed at seeing princesses walking down the mall. One little girl said to her mom that she wanted to be Snow White and then said in awe, "I didn't know there would be REAL PRINCESSES here!." Another little girl was talking to her daddy and stopped mid sentence when her jaw dropped and her eyes got huge and round when she saw the girls. There were a lot of people who stopped the girls and asked to have their picture taken with them. It was a lot of fun and well worth the trip to the mall. I think the girls will want to dress up more often and just walk around the mall! Maybe I should start making and selling costumes. I have made almost all of my kids costumes over the years and they always get so much attention from them. Maybe I should share that with other kids.
Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween. And a wonderful weekend.