31 October 2008

Introducing Lava Girl!

I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween. She said "Lava Girl". Behold the transformation of one suburban kindergartener into Lava Girl: Superhero with Super Powers!

By the end of the evening, she'd fallen down and ripped a hole in her tights, the fusing had failed causing the "L" to go missing, and the superhero crashed into her bed following a surfeit of Smarties.

The fusing failure not withstanding, and not to toot my own horn or anything, I think it wins a prize for best handmade costume. It certainly took enough hours of slaving over a hot iron, sewing seams at midnight, and figuring out how to improvise boning. Next year? Maybe I'll buy something.



(This post partially inspired by Parent Bloggers Network and Blurb - a really cool site where you can make your own books - and I approve this message.)

33 comments:

S. said...

It is teh awesome! I better be careful, Z. will want me to make her one!

Lori said...

You rock as a mom.

And Lava Girl is beautiful.

slouching mom said...

fantastic. well done, m.

Mayberry said...

Am impressed by your prowess as both pumpkin-carver and costume-creator!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

No--don't bow to consumerism. This is awesome and so much more memorable than store bought.

Kyla said...

That is an AWESOME costume!!

cactus petunia said...

Great costume! Lava girl is amazing...what are her super powers?

Awesome Mom said...

Cute! You did an awesome job.

painted maypole said...

it's really cool (or is that hot?)

Kate Lord Brown said...

Fantastic! Her little face says it all - you can see how thrilled she is! Well done - you could buy a 100 costumes but guess which one she'll remember forever?

flutter said...

that ROCKS!!!!

MsPrufrock said...

Wow, amazing work! I suspect if I tried to devise an outfit for P it would look like a cloth version of Frankenstein's monster.

I think she might just be the most adorable Lava Girl ever.

Rima said...

Now, that is a most excellent costume. And a very cute inhabitant of said costume!

PicaboMama said...

I am very impressed with your sewing skills. Although Violet looked great in her Wonder Woman costume, I kind of wish I could take credit for it's construction.

kathy a. said...

terrific costume!

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Aw. Lava Girl is gorgeous. Good job on the costume mom, and the kid. :)

jen said...

well done on all accounts, M.

Angeline said...

you are one talented mommy!!!!
she in your creation is PREFECT! lovely!
Happy Halloween!

Gwen said...

That? Is awesome.

But the trick or treating really does take a toll, doesn't it? I feel like that's the price we pay for all that free candy.

RuthWells said...

(And therein lies the heartbreak of homemade costumes -- how quickly they get bruised.)

Lava girl looks stupendous!

Bon said...

you MADE that?! wow. awesome.

the thing that scares me about older kids is that i'm going to have to learn all the crazy characters just to send them out for Hallowe'en.

Vodka Mom said...

That is the GREATEST picture! I love that you made this costume. I made one for Bitchy one year, and I vowed NEVER to do it again. HA!!

Irish Goddess said...

God she's looking old these days! Sigh. Lucy wore eyeliner with her Pirate costume and looked old too.

noble pig said...

That's awesome, my kids love that movie.

julochka said...

oh, it's wonderful! and i'm sure it was worth all the effort, despite the disappearing L.

womaninawindow said...

Gorgeous, the costume and the girl.

phd in yogurtry said...

Lavalicious!
And you make a darling cute little girl, too!

canape said...

She looks great! You did an amazing job :)

nonlineargirl said...

Very nice. I am all for home-sewn. Much cooler than store bought. (I am biased, having made Ada's costume.)

FreshHell said...

An excellent, beautiful costume!! I wish I had one just like it. Red would be seriously jealous.

niobe said...

I love it.

Furrow said...

Great costume. And you went as Super Crafty-Mama, right?

Lady M said...

She's gorgeous and so is the costume!