Black outfit, black gloves, silver cape, silvery-white wispy hair.
In case you weren't aware, Storm's superhero ability is control over the weather. I thought my daughter would like to be her for Halloween since she loves the weather. (Seriously. She's been watching the Weather Channel since before she was in Kindergarten.) PrettyPrettyPrincess agreed Storm would make a cool Halloween Costume.
I looked online for some inspiration. I saw that this lady got the actual Storm costume from the movie at an auction. The winning bid? A price tag of over $43,000!!! Suffice it to say, that was a smidge over my budget.
Then I found THIS costume at all of the online shops and local retailers for $30. Ok, much better price tag, but in my opinion - totally LAME costume.
HERE is what WE came up with for PrettyPrettyPrincess, and THIS is how she looked for the church Halloween Party last night...
Silvery white wispy hair, check! After I did her hair we sprayed it with white hair color followed by silver sparkles. It cost just under $5 for both cans of hair spray paint.
She already had the black shirt, pants and boots.
I bought some silver fabric about 4 years ago to sew a Christmas Tree Skirt. But, then getting distracted (big surprise) the fabric got stashed somewhere to be forgotten until I thought about making her a cape. I suddenly remembered where it was and Voila ~ a few simple stitches and a superhero cape is born!
I think she looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself. And she DID win the prize for the best superhero costume, even beating out Spiderman - hehe.
I was trying to talk the kidlets into ALL of us going as a family of superheroes this year for Halloween. You should have seen the raised eyebrows. The eye rolls were about as loud as their sighs too. I suppose those days are over. I will just have to wait until I have another baby or for when I have grandbabies (which better be waaaaaaay far away from now!).
LittleDuckling still wants to dress up, just not part of a family theme. He has informed me that he wants to be Steve, from something called MineCraft. I can only assume it's a video game of some sort. He will be working on his costume this Saturday. We will see how that turns out.
What characters will be roaming around YOUR house this Halloween?