Josiah is being a "party-pooper" this year and refused to participate in a family costume idea this year. I wanted us to all dress up as Angry Birds or Smurfs but he can be a "fun-hater" sometimes and said NO! He wanted to be a white power ranger but we either couldn't find a costume in his size or they were so ridiculously expensive that I refused to buy it for him.
Since we couldn't reach an agreement on costuming, Josiah said for days and weeks that he wasn't celebrating Halloween this year. As a Mom that loves to celebrate life and every big and little holiday, this made me so sad. Plus, I didn't want him to regret not having a costume when his class party began or dusk rolled this evening and I was stuck scrambling for an idea.
After conversing and negoitating, we settled on him being an interactive tic tac toe board. I wanted to make the tic tac toe board larger and have a board on his front and back-side but our little "ghoul" said he would only wear it if it was small and only on the front of his body. So, I adapted my plans and this is what I came up with late last night.
Tic Tac Toe Board Halloween Costume
pizza box or cardboard box
hot glue gun (It does not show through felt).
|Make neck strap by tucking felt through pizza box.|
|Cover cardboard with felt; slitting felt to make nice corners.|
|This is a look at the covered box and the grid lines.|
|Cut X & O's out of felt to make the board interactive!|
I didn't finish it before he went to bed, so I held my breath all night wondering if it would meet his approval. It did!!!! He proudily took it to school with him so I hope that it will be a "hit" and not backfire, making him feel miserable and sad that I didn't let him be a white power ranger.
In case anyone else in blog land is searching for an inexpensive last minute idea-- I decided to post our costume idea for inspiration.
We would love to know if we provided inspiration, so leave me a comment if you plan to use or adapt our costume idea.