I’m so excited to be participating in Mama Kat’s new vlogging link-up! In my vlog today, I tell you about the Halloween costume I wore this year and the costumes I made for Lily and Emmy. Emmy even demonstrates her costume!
I haven’t had to wear a Halloween costume for years, and I liked it that way! (I know, I’m a spoil sport.) But this year, as a preschool teacher, I needed to come up with a costume for our class party. I had an old denim shirt in my closet and thought maybe I could whip something up. (October is turning out to be a crafty month for me!) I looked around the house for a flannel shirt I could cut up, but I didn’t like the colors I found. So I took a trip to Good Will, and found two orange shirts which cost $2.99 each.
My Good Will find
I cut some “patches” from the shirts, and using iron-on adhesive, I attached the patches onto the denim shirt and an old pair of jeans. Using some yellow yarn from the yarn stash I inherited from Mom, I stitched some large stitches onto the patches.
Using a more straw-colored yarn, I sewed “straw” to the shirt’s cuffs.
Add a red bandana from my top dresser drawer, and I had a scarecrow costume!
As a preschool teacher, I don’t wear make-up or masks because some little ones would be scared or get nervous to see their teacher look completely different on Halloween. They notice when I wear different glasses to school! If you would like to add make-up to your scarecrow costume, here’s a great tutorial: Scarecrow Make-up Tutorial.