Monday, August 29, 2011

1500 Fan Celebration Giveaway #1: The Ghost Hat Pattern

So there are lots of ghost hats out there.  I know.  It's an easy hat, and it's easy to execute.  What I love about mine, though, is that it's not just an earflap hat.  The long part wraps all the way from the sides of the face clear around the back of the head.  It gives it more of the ghost-costume feel, like the old sheets some of us used to use for our costumes.  :)



To enter, let's hear a cute costume idea.  One year I wore a black garbage sack and a pair of dark sunglasses.  I was a blind date.  Tee-hee!  (Okay, really lame, but I thought it was creative at the time.)

29 comments:

rhonda said...

the best one I ever saw was on a teeager...she came to my house.... dressed in old clothes.... a knit hat and had a box of ceral on her chest....... with a knife in it with fake blood all over it and her...... I asked what she was supposed to be........ a ceral killer...lol loved it

Angela L. said...

one year we made a UFO out of a cardboard box and painted my nephew green. He was an alien in a spaceship lol. It was too funny

BBBCrochet said...

That is a hilarious idea Bonnie!! I don't really have any cute ideas. The last year that I dressed up in high school I was a ball player. No imagination apparently!

tanyabetts said...

We just finished our smurfs costumes for this year! Last year we were spongebob (me), hubby was Patrick, Abby (3.5 at time) was sandy and our youngest Natalia (3 months) was plankton.

Heather said...

We had a friend who once wore an inner tube around her waist and went as 'the third wheel'. Too cute!

Ashley said...

my little girl wants to be Kirby, a pink little blobby guy from the video games, i guess we will see how we make it wirk

Beth said...

Last year my son (5) couldn't decide what to be for Halloween so he compormised by putting on a bandana and cowboy hat over his plush cat costume and went as a "Cowboy Kitty"

Katherine said...

One year we put my grandson in a cardboard box (he was still a baby) and added crumbled up paper. He was a mailed surprise. Not very original but everyone loved it. He got lots of candy, which of course he couldn't eat.

~Amanda~ said...

One year my oldest insisted on being a rainbow flower in a pot. I used a band of cardboard glued to a fabric Frisbee (the ones with the stretchy material that oddly enough fit perfectly around her waist) and then covered the band and made a little skirt out of brown felt. The flower was a head band I cut out a bunch of foam petals and used floral wire to wrap it with. We then took a green hoodie and pinned leaves to it we cut out of green foam and drew on to make it look more realistic. It was definitely an interesting costume and she had her fun it for months after.

Michele said...

The cutesy costume ever was when my sister dressed like the Wicked Witch of the East. She decorated a cardboard box like a house, using the cut out windows for eye holes. She had striped black and white legging and ruby slippers. It looked like a house had fallen on her. So cute!!

8LittleMonkeys said...

We usually do a family theme. Not super original, but last year my daughter was a vampire bride, her brother was a vampire and then my other 2 were a boy & girl pirate. I was SUPER impressed with my boy pirate because we didn't buy a single piece of it! It was all my old stuff & a little bit of creativity. My boyfriend did some AWESOME makeup too!

Izabella*s Closet said...

Last year my two little girls went as Mario and Luigi! With the most adorable and mist easiest hats to make ever!

Crystal said...

I am so not creative! I am trying to convice my hubby that we should dress up like mary poppins and the chimney guy this year

Forever and a Day said...

My boys were thing 1 and thing 2!

Natasha said...

A bunch of grapes

We tided on purple balloons to our shirts and shorts to make a bunch of grapes wore purple tights and grape crocheted hat

Nicki said...

I made a robot costume out of boxes one year. I thought it was awesome! Everyone thought I was a washing machine lol

Nichole said...

My son wants to be a leaf blower... he wants to tape a leaf to a string then attach the string to a hat and wear the hat! lol!!!

*Brandi* said...

My best costume growing up was from the year I wasn't going to dress up and my cousins convinced me to. We found an old dress and a wig and some costume jewelry and stuffed a pillow in my but and I went as an old lady.

The Rudzek Family said...

Last year when my daughter was six months old we bought the generic chicken costume at the store. We wanted a lobster one but they were super expensive. We put her in the chicken costume and set her in a huge cooking pot. We put a bunch of carrots and celery around her and and was chicken soup. It was hilarious and adorable! She didn't mind at all and in fact giggled much of the time.

kendall said...

My dad's church does a trunk or treat and he dressed up as a package. The tag on the package said To:All woman From: God.

BrandiJ said...

My little ones are going as Mickey & Minnie mouse (homemade crocheted costumes)!!!

c robb said...

i tailored a women's suit so it was skin tight on my husband (who is a tall bean poll) and painted thick white stripes on it. He was jack skeleton from nightmare before Christmas and it was perfect.

Francie said...

I've seen people use a cardboard box over their head with the front cut out and put antennas on top and it makes it look like their face is on TV.

Brianna said...

I am going to make my daughter a little lamb this year by gluing puffy balls all over a onesie! I cant wait :)

Jen said...

A friend of mine found a lightening McQueen costume for my son - who HATES to wear costumes...but this just goes over your shoulders and it's like you have a car around you. So because he's doing that - I am going to make my daughter a traffic cone costume to go with it, lol! She's not even 2 yet so Im hoping she won't care!

Birdnest Creations said...

Pin assorted clothes all over yourself, tease your hair and go as static cling.

Tim & Melissa said...

The family dressed as the Rubbles from the My husband was Barney, I was Betty and my 10 month son was BamBam complete with a little skirt and mini-club!!

WiccaMel said...
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WiccaMel said...

LOVE this hat!!
I dressed as a bag of jelly beans one year. Used a clear plastic trash bag and cut arm/leg holes in it. Put it on and filled with multi color balloons and tied a ribbon around my neck.