I decided to make his costume because I couldn't bear the thought of spending >$40 on a costume for a 6 month old so I started searching the interwebs looking for something I could cobble together. Fortunately, Martha Stewart has these wonderful ideas (or her team does) on how to make costumes out of pillowcases. We had decided to be ironic and make a crab costume for Calvin. Jon really wanted him to be a lobster but that required more skill and time than I had available. Crab it is! I adapted Martha's pillowcase pumpkin costume idea, ran to the fabric store on a Saturday and created a crab costume in lickity split timing -- 4 hours or so. That involved a lot of mistakes and re-doing so I bet I could re-do the entire costume in under an hour. It really wasn't difficult I just had to think things through twice.
Mrs. Simmons sent some cute fleece accessories that arrived on Halloween - perfect timing!
On the way to the Brookners house for trick or treating with Nicky, Calvin had a complete meltdown in the car and cried the entire 10 minute drive. Fortunately I hadn't put him in his costume yet so his crab was still minus tears. We managed to let him sleep for a while before stuffing him into his crab costume. He was really over the whole thing and we thought about taking him home. We pushed him through and managed to get a few pics before he passed out. Nicky was a rambunctious cowboy and it was fun watching all of the kids run up to the houses to trick or treat.
|So cute I could gobble you up!|