In the past, I’ve enjoyed dressing up for Halloween. I’ve been Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz; a pirate; Wonder Woman; and lots more.
This year with our first child expected to arrive in February 2013, I felt it was only right to do something that was unique, but in line with my sense of humour and the fact that I’m pregnant…
I’m at work today as a pregnant skeleton!
I think it was in early September that I saw the screen print on Pintrest pointing to Inspire Your Walls.
Around the same time I discovered that site, I was at Costco and saw that they had plain long sleeved shirts and figured that a cheap black shirt for only $15 was a sign I had to get the shirt and order the print.
It’s been a while since I ironed on anything to clothing (read: I had a Barbie in the 90s that came with some iron on decals), and I read the instructions thoroughly even though it wasn’t overly complicated.
Basically: turn on iron to a really hot setting; iron shirt to eliminate wrinkles; peel paper back off of decal; place plastic with decal on so that decal is on shirt; iron at will; try not to screw it up.
The biggest issue was making sure all of the little bones in the fingers and toes ironed on. Some of them didn’t want to transfer on the first try, but a sharp knife was able to pry them off the plastic and then I could put the plastic over the little parts and they ironed on with ease (although it was a little stressful at times I didn’t want our “baby” to be missing any bones!).
I also had to make sure I removed the spots for the mouth and the eyes. Forgetting to do that would have caused a lot of unladylike language because there’s no undo button for something like that. Again, a sharp knife was able to make sure that that wasn’t hard.
I posted a photo of my shirt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the weekend and it’s been a hit. Definitely a unique choice. I’m really glad I found it and had such great success with it all. And the only reason I knew about it was because of the magic of social media (remember: I found it through Pintrest).
Next year I’m looking forward to some cute outfits for our little one. Eventually I see family themed costumed. And of course Star Wars is a theme that will never get old. ;)
Did you or are you dressing up for Halloween? What are you doing? What’s your favourite costume to date?
Love the shirt! So cute!
Theo is going as a dragon this year, thanks to a costume given to him by the neighbours. He’s adorable in it (but, of course, he always is)! :)
Joseph and I went to a Halloween dance to support my nephews’ hockey club. Joseph went as a sailor, thanks to a Russian sailor shirt given to him on his birthday, a pair of white gis in our costume box and a sailor hat I picked up at the costume store. I went as a pirate, thanks to Kathryn lending me the most amazing tiered and sewn-in petticoated skirt!
I can’t wait to see a photo of Theo’s costume! And the costumes that you and Joseph wore sound awesome. I definitely need to see photo! :)
That is simply adorable! I love it. Happy Halloween to you & your baby skeleton!