Happy Halloween from our Weeping Angels

Happy Halloween!

Rob had the great idea a couple of months ago that the ladies should be Weeping Angels for Halloween. He’s even been teaching them to play Peekaboo by saying “Rawr!” instead of “peekaboo!”, which they are tremendously fond of.

So I’ve been spending the last two weeks trying to figure out how to make a decent Weeping Angel costume for toddlers. It had to be comfortable and warm so that they could wear it without complaining. And I had a feeling they wouldn’t go for elaborate face paint and wigs, so it had to be limited to just a costume. This is what I came up with:

Weeping Angel Toddler Costume

The costume is basically a grey shirt and leggings (so they wouldn’t get cold) and then an over-dress, and a pair of wings that I painted to look like stone.

Weeping Angel Toddler Costume

There’s Vanessa doing her best Weeping Angel impression.

Weeping Angel Toddler Costume

I didn’t count on how much Diana would love playing with her wings. She was pulling on those all evening, and they needed so emergency repair at one point. 🙂 Fortunately, her grandpa had a stapler handy.

Weeping Angel Toddler Costume

And here’s Diana showing that even Weeping Angels like to get cuddles from daddy.

Weeping Angel costume wings

Here’s an Instagram shot of the progress on the wings. Basically for both the dress and the wings I started with a white costume and turned them to stone by dying them grey, then spattering them with black, white, and grey paint.

For the wings, since I couldn’t just throw them in the washing machine with some Rit, I used fabric paint that comes in a spray can.

We hope you had a Happy Halloween!

Breathtaking, Awesome, Retro Hair.

A friend shared this image with me yesterday, and I had to document it so that it didn’t get lost on the interwebs. Can you believe this beautiful hair?

Retro Captain America Cosplay photographed by JJ Barrett

(Okay, the costume is pretty amazing, too).

Retro Female Captain America Cosplay photographed by JJ Barrett

All pictures are from Josh Barrett Photography’s Tumblr page.

Close up of Makeup, sepia, retro female Captain America cosplay photographed by JJ Barrett

Check out that makeup.

Retro Female Captain America cosplay photographed by Josh Barrett

Love it. Cosplayer is Christine from The Dangerous Ladies.