Have y'all seen this movie???
Well we have! And the very first time we saw the previews for it, the boys thought BoxTrolls would make great Halloween costumes. And I was ALL FOR IT - Cheap and Easy!!!
So on one of my days off, a few weeks ago, I started working on costumes for my own Fish and Shoe.
Introducing Fish & Shoe...
We still have all the boxes from when we moved last year, so it was just a matter of finding the right size, which luckily I did.
For their bodies, I bought them each a pair of grey long johns. For their ears, I used some left over headbands from my Princess Lea hair buns and covered them with duct tape, sculpting some ears as I went.
The flaps kept wanting to pop open, so I punched some holes and stitched them together.
In the movie, Shoe LOVED eating bugs! He would put so many in his mouth at one time, that a few would always escape and crawl up his face. So of course, I had to mimic that with my Shoe's facial artwork.
Fish & Shoe / Shoe & Fish
All ready for Trick-or-Treating!!
It was a very successful night of Trick-or-Treating! Shoe's first treat was a blue sucker.
I took this last image with my cell phone. It was rare that one of my children were first to the door. When I saw this empty porch, with it's light on, I told my youngest to hurry up and go ring the bell...
This photo evokes such Emotion and Nostalgia for me. It reminds me of my Trick-or-Treat childhood memories, and it completely makes all the Romantic Dreams come true that I've always had for my own children - a small child, in a handmade costume, ringing the bell and waiting to say... "Trick-or-Treat!!"
Hope y'all had a wonderful Halloween!!