Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick Or Treat Complete!

We had one of the best Hallowe'ens in recent memory tonight. The kids got piles of candy (yum) and Garrett met up with a few of his friends and they ended up going down some streets we've never managed to go down while trick-or-treating.

It was helpful that, unlike the last few years, it wasn't raining and the temperature was cool but not freezing. There were an awful lot of people who had put bowls of candy on their porch this year though. I'm shocked that they hadn't been emptied by punk teenagers by the time we went there!

Garrett's Tron costume held up pretty well tonight and Kara got a lot of compliments on her Little Red Riding Hood outfit. Good times!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Costume: Complete!

I've had to spend a lot of time over the past few weeks trying to figure out how to make Garrett's costume for Hallowe'en this year. He's going as Sam from Tron: Legacy (see below) and this was not something I could easily pick up off the shelf. I also had to try to figure out how to make something somewhat shiny so that it would look like he had light shining out of him.

So firstly, I ordered a shirt from the Real Life Comics store that takes care of a lot of the detail on the torso and also glows blue in the dark. For the pants, I took a pair of black windbreaker pants and put strips of blue duct tape and reflective tape on them.

We'll be taking the costume out for a test run on Saturday afternoon for the town Trick Or Treat on Main Street. Hopefully the tape sticks to the pants and doesn't disintegrate!