A similar thing happened with my eldest son. Both boys are big Dr. Who fans, and so the idea came about to dress up as a TARDIS! Again, I thought, very cool if we can find the time!
Well, since I was travelling most of the week before Halloween, it was lucky for us that Nanny & Papa decided to make a visit just before the big day. They arrived on Wednesday evening (the 29th), just in time to help with decorating, pumpkin carving and costume making! I had gathered most of the materials I thought we needed, so we were pretty much ready to go when Nanny & Pops arrived!
Thankfully, my Mom lives for any kind of decorating and/or creative stuff, so we were in good hands. While I was at work on Thursday, she got the insides of the box costumes constructed and the outside covered in coloured bristol board. Once home, I got to work with the printing, tracing, cutting out and glueing. The fitting took some time, too. The arm holes and straps needed adjusting and treaking, but in the end it worked out.
Et Voila, Monsieur Canada Post Box et Monsieur Tardis!
Luckily, we had hoodie/jackets to match the costumes, sorta by fluke.
The Tardis even attended the grade 7 dance at school on Friday! Hmm, I guess he didn't get too close to any girls! lol
I had some last minute printer issues, so would have like to reprint some of the logos, but it worked the way it was.
Next year, I think it would be fun to make this a group costume - we could have a post card, a postal carrier and the post box!
Make no mistake, the boys reported these a bit difficult to walk in, especially when doing stairs. The little guy last one block and returned home for plan B - his M & M costume - it was even red so he just had to switch the outer parts! The big dude managed to wear his Tardis the whole evening!
You may know that my hubby owns and operates a driving school - THIS is how he went to work on Friday! Here he is with his buddy.
A BIG THANKS goes out to Nanny and Pops for helping to make the boys awesome costume requests (and all the fun decor) become a reality!
See you soon!