Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 -- week 44 -- halloween & october day in the life

i'm kind of a grinch when it comes to major holidays. i don't like dressing up for halloween, i can't handle christmas carols, especially not before november 30th, and the mushy gushiness of valentine's day is just too much. but this year i decided to come out of my grinch closet and join the land of adults dressed up in silly costumes. and it was actually a lot of fun. it helped that rcg and i made our own costumes, rather than buying a ridiculous polyester monstrosity. plus, it's impossible to not have fun when you're dressed up as a teenage mutant ninja turtle, especially when everyone else you're with is also dressed up in something equally ludicrous. 

how to make an adult teenage mutant turtle costume from scratch:
- put on a green shirt and pants (we bought hanes sweatshirts and sweatpants from walmart)
- drill 4 holes in a trashcan lid, loop rope through each of the holes so that the rope crosses over your chest
- get colored cloth of your favorite turtle (we bought scraps of fabric from the leftover bin at walmart)
- cut a mask out of the cloth using your glasses or sunglasses to help you figure out where the eye holes should be
- cut four strips of cloth, one for each elbow and each knee, and an extra long strip as a belt
- depending on the color of your cloth, get the corresponding weapons (see below)

michelangelo: orange -- make nunchakus out of two water bottles roped together
donatello: purple -- use a broom handle as your bo staff
leonardo: blue -- two toy swords should work as your katanas
raphael: red -- use two large serving forks as your said

what did you dress up as this halloween?

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