Ready for some piratey goodness?
This blog post was submitted to the All About Parenting Blog Carnival, on the topic of “Halloween,” hosted by Sherri Osborn, About.com’s Guide to Family Crafts.” :
INTRODUCING THE PIRATES OF THE CALLAGHANS, HALLOWEEN 2008!
Oh we had a hoot!!
Here I am!!
Yes, I rinsed the dress out a bit. I was smelling a bit too swampy LOL! I spent the evening handing out treasures to the little kiddies. Well more like having fun with them with my Caribbean accent.
To the child wearing in a zombie costume:
“Hey you are a dead child! What happen to you? Hey lady, what have you done with your child? She’s dead! You know.. you go home, you eat a nice big dinna, an maybe tamorrow you come back alive”
Close up of the bodice..
…and the back…
Here’s the shawl, which I lined with the whole back piece of the red velvet dress I used for the corset. I painted a white cotton lace table doily thingy as well. I ran out of black paint, so it came out a lovely grey instead…
If I never see another crazy, long, icky black hair it’ll be too soon. Each lock was dread according to proper dreadlocking techniques found on the internet..
My husband as Captain Jack Sparrow..
and my sister in law Stephanie..
Yaargh! There would have been more pictures of the children if Liam hadn’t projectile vomited after the very first group picture was taken. Yep. All over him, all over me, and all over the floor.
I hope your Halloween was as fun as ours!