Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Halloween Costumes on a Budget

At our house, Halloween is the most fun time for innovation and creativity.
This year, my boys are quite obsessed with Star Wars, the Clone Wars. And, as a result they decided to be clone troopers for Halloween. As with most Halloween costumes, our endeavor started with a trip to the local fabric store. $12 later
we were home with 1.2 m of white upholstery vinyl, which I estimated was enough to make costumes for both boys.

Using newspaper we created templates directly on their bodies by looking at a picture of a clone trooper.
Once they were satisfied with the shapes for all the
pieces we laid the newspaper pattern pieces out on our piece of vinyl and cut them out

A bit of hot glue was all that was needed to afix the pieces to some dark colored old clothes

Add a couple of helmets (gifts from last Christmas.)
-voila! Clone Troopers!


  1. OH! How perfect! The boys look great!!
    E wants to be Bob the Builder so we need a hard hat and we are set. B is going as a Fairy ... agian!

    Miss you guys!

  2. Hi Chelle!

    We miss you too! And, we actually have a yellow hard if you'd like to borrow it that would also mean that we would see you before Halloween!!