The Cowardly Lion started life as two velveteen tan curtains, and some yarn from the thrift store, and a super overpriced plastic ‘courage’ badge from a party supply place. The Lion’s Mane was my biggest time sucker and took me a total of 5 hours to complete because it involved a lot of yarn sewing. Total = $13.96
Scarecrow was an old ripped green sheet, and two corduroy pants from the Thrift Store I already had the straw at home so that doesn’t count. $4.98 Total
Tin Man well he was my biggest challenge. Some of the things I planned to use on him I didn’t and others I improvised. 5 packets of flexible cutting board, two rolls of duct tape, empty soda pop bottles, funnel, axe, and two can’s of silver spray paint (My biggest expense). Total damage $30.27
To be honest if I would have known about Tin man’s cost I probably would have bought it from the party supply store for $44.00. I think he looks more like a buff muscle robot than the tin man.
Poor Prince Erik was spared the dress up because I ran out of time and didn’t even get a go on his costume.
I think I got too consumed with the details and just didn't have my time straight. Some of the projects I really had fun with was my broom...
The broom of which started out it's life as a hiking stick made by my Daddy Grandpa Elk. I think that it is going to have to find a permanent home with the Halloween decorations.
I also enjoyed the Tin-man's heart.
Total spent on boys costumes $49.21 / Girls $35.39
So in total $84.60 for seven costumes. Not too bad.
I then spend probably $25 on goodies to hand out (toys not candy) but I feel like a smuck because only one person came to our home trick or treating. I think everyone went down-town for the store to store candy give-away, either that or a super dark street scared all the kiddies away.
We did take our kids downtown and they got a little basketful of goodies. We talked them into picking six of their favorite pieces and then we are going to donate the rest to the troops in Iraq.
So I did go over my $100 goal but by less than $10.
So Here they are my Men from Oz!
To go along with us girl Folk.
The whole Oz Sha-Bang of charaters.
And Next year? I'm starting the costumes at the beginning of summer.