Our Halloween Costumes!7:25 PM
I've been working on Chris' Halloween costume for over a month. I kept shoving this project to the bottom of my to do list because it seemed impossible. Sewing isn't my forte. Plus, creating a pattern for this Hercules outfit required Herculean effort. After looking on Pinterest at costumed versions of Hercules and Megara from Disney's parks, I had a specific image in my mind of how these should look. And my initial attempts weren't quite measuring up.
But we pulled it together at the last minute. I didn't finish making ties for the wrap skirt, but Chris made it work, Project Runway-style, and knotted the corners together. The glitter glue wasn't dry and we smudged it everywhere, but the effect is still there. I have a dozen metal buckles for the belt that we didn't, but Chris wore shorts under his skirt so we weren't worried about indecent exposure.
|Chris as Disney's Hercules|
Much as I adore couple costumes, I couldn't summon the enthusiasm for dressing as Megara. Yeah, she's kind of an unconventional sarcastic leading lady, but she still plays a supporting role to Herc. So I decided to be Pegasus instead. I like to think a mythical flying horse is more my style. Plus, my rainbow-painted toenails and blue-wig mane brought to mind My Little Ponies, aka my favorite thing from childhood.
|Me as Disney's Pegasus|
Being Disney's Pegasus doesn't require much effort. All you need are clip-on wings (Party City calls them "feathered epaulets"), a yarn tassel tail and a cheap blue wig. The Hercules costume required a DIY linen tank-top with hand stitching by my super patient mom. The matching linen skirt is my poorly executed effort to follow this wrap-skirt pattern from Rookie while listening to the Girlboss podcast. His belt is pleather with glitter glue. And his glorious super cape is a yard-long piece of blue silk pinned to the tank.