Happy Things!

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from Thing 1 and Thing 2!

"You will see something new. Two things. And I call them Thing One and Thing Two. These things will not bite you. They want to have fun.” Then, out of the box came Thing Two and Thing One!  ~The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Suess

My little sister and I decided to dress up as Thing One and Thing Two for a friend's Halloween party. We decided not to go for the red-unitard and shocking blue fuzzy hair. Instead, we wanted to be creative, girly and cute Things! (My little sister is helping me to write this blog post, so if there are tons more adjectives than normal, they are her additions!).

My thought at first was to attempt a Lolita look, but with just two days to make a costume, there wasn't enough time. Thing Two wore one of my old ballet tutus and I made myself a fluffy tulle skirt. I crocheted bue slouch hats in record time and tied big red bows on the side. We borrowed our brothers' soccer socks, wore high heels, put on blue eyeshadow, and tried temporary blue hair dye.

Thing Two's blonde hair took the dye really well. Mine, not so much,.

Mom snapped some pictures of us today in our Thingie costumes!

Thing Two says that I must emphasize the fact that this is not our full costume, but just the t-shirts and hats.

This costume is really comfortable and a fun change from the Elf and Princesses dresses that we have been wearing almost exclusively for the past several years! (I seriously have not had a non-fantasy costume since fourth grade!).

Have a great Hallowe'en!

We made the t-shirts ourselves-- the shirts are $3 Walmart finds. The paint took three coats to get the solid white (and two full bottles of the soft fabric paint). I had fun imitating Dr. Suess' handwriting! The fabric paint holds up surprisingly well and has already made it safely through the wash. You can see my old soccer shirt that we used for a template. ^_^

We tried convincing Mom that we needed to get kites and fly them indoors and ruin a pink-and-white polka-dot dress, but that idea didn't fly. :)

The boys also have Halloween costumes, but don't fancy being on the blog, so the Things shall suffice!

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  1. Ah!! That is so creative! You girls look SO cute! LOVE IT!

  2. That is so cool!!!!! I agree with Lena,You guys are SO cute!

  3. One word.

    Genius. :-)


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