So, it shouldn't surprise you that the kiddos don't have the corner on the market for costume fun. Here's the thing: one item on my bucket list is to have us all dress as Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. I thought it was going to happen this year, but it wasn't meant to be. When I got the kids their skeleton pj's back in September and they've refused to take them off ever since, I thought, "Hey, they might be on to something."
Consequently, I set out to make myself a grown-up skeleton costume to equal theirs. I checked out this tutorial and combed the Web, but it soon became clear that I would have to freehand my own stencils for this thing.
"No problem", says my confident, it's-only-September self, "Plenty of time." I grabbed some old black yoga pants and a black long-sleeved T-shirt, and got started. First, I had to draw out my templates. Under duress, I might add, as my medical-minded husband chided me for the incorrect number of ribs in the ribcage.
My next move was to trace everything onto freezer paper and to cut it out with an X-acto knife. After that, I sponged on 2 coats of white fabric paint and 1 coat of glow-in-the-dark fabric paint, and here are the results:
Sorry for the crummy pictures.
I think my costume turned out awesome. So, as a little Halloween treat, I have a link for the stencil patterns for both the kid skeleton and the adult skeleton template that I made. Trick or Treat!