This year we're going all out for a themed Halloween. Doesn't hurt that it's Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, so we'll be reusing these decorations in a few weeks time.
The nice thing about these costumes is that pretty much everything we bought are normal clothes - things they can keep wearing.
Rachel wants to be Rose Tyler. And not just any Rose Tyler, but Bad Wolf.
So, after much searching through stores and websites, we found these sweatshirt at Nordstroms. Not the right collar, but she likes it. All it needs is a white t-shirt and black pants. To accessorize I found hoop earings and converters at Claire's, a wig, and gold eyeshadow -- as gold as I could find!
Then all she needs is something like this:
Thomas wants to be the tenth doctor. And he requested an 11th doctor outfit as well, but for the anniversary....
I tried to talk him into pajamas from the Christmas Invasion, but no luck. He could have had a fightin' hand.
Tom had a tie, we picked up a blue shirt and Converse shoes (thanks again to Nordstrom), and with lots of luck and internet searching we found a brown pinstripe suit on Overstock.com. The pinstripes aren't blue, but it works. I did have thoughts of coloring them with a fabric marker but talked myself out of it.
ETA: you can see the kids' first time out here.
My husband will be Captain Jack Harkness. We picked up red suspenders and a new dress shirt for him to add to his vortex manipulator which has been carefully kept out of the kids' reach. The one big splurge we did was get the coat from ThinkGeek. It arrived today. Can I say how gorgeous it is? It's not just a costume, it's a real honest-to-goodness lined coat. Quite heavy, too.
For myself, I'm still working on my costume and it's the only one with a lot of work. I'm going to be a dalek. I picked up two fabrics - tulle and a light satiny one. They didn't have any gold tulle, so I spray painted it hammered gold.
To make a quick and easy skirt, I sewed the satin fabric together at the end then folded down the top about an inch and sewed to create a place to thread a piece of ribbon. I thought this would be easier than elastic and it could be worn by anyone - all you do is tie the ribbon. I made the tulle skirt in a similar way, although it's more like a gathered apron.
I've been looking everywhere for the plastic globes. Apparently Hobby Lobby has some - online at least. I may drive there tomorrow. I've been experimenting with air dry clay, but I may just concede defeat and move to felt circles.
For the top I've got a cheap white t-shirt that will be painted (tomorrow at this rate), a dalek headband from Hot Topic, and this from ThinkGeek -
I just have to everything done by tomorrow night's costume bingo....